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Many who contact me with joint problems have already tried joint health supplements with little or no success. We make what appear to be minor changes in dosages and within a few months most have significant benefits.
Most joint supplements are heavily weighted towards Glucosamine Sulphate. The reasons are some of the original research into supplements that can help joints was mostly focused on glucosamine. A second reason could be that glucosamine is relatively inexpensive.
Older-style formulations typically have something like a 4:1 ratio of GS to Chondroitin Sulphate. The most recent research shows the most effective compound is actually chondroitin but glucosamine is also important.
I started experimenting with different ratios of GS to CS. I found a 1:1 ratio had a huge impact on joint health. I later started to review the scientific literature and found there were many studies on the benefits of CS. It is also worth noting CS is available as a prescription medication in more than 20 countries.
On the basis of this research I re-formulated my joint supplement so a daily dose has 800mg of CS, 800mg of GS and 200mg of a 95 per cent curcumin, from turmeric, extract. In most cases I start people on a double dose delivery 1600mg of CS and GS and 400mg of 95 per cent curcumin.
Scientific evidence is helpful in understanding disease processes – however the real test is whether something actually helps people. I spoke to a client recently who experienced significant improvements in her thumbs and knee after only eight weeks on higher doses.
Next time we’ll continue this discussion and look at more benefits CS has on cartilage function. For more information, give me a call or email: email@example.com. You can read my all new newsletter at: www.abundant.co.nz
John Arts is a qualified nutritional medicine practitioner and founder of Abundant Health. Contact John on 0800 423 559. To read more, go to: www.sunlive.co.nz