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A trial run of Glucosamine Plus MSM

Monday, July 28, 2014

I decided to start a trial run of Glucosamine plus MSM to see how it effects my joints. It's supposed to have some very good qualities and with the joint pain I have had this past weekend something has to give.

This is what it is supposed to do:
Glucosamine helps support healthy cartilage and maintain structural integrity of joints and connective tissue. Glucosamine is a building block for joint fluid, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, membrane, and blood vessels.

Per Schiff which is the brand I purchased it also does this:

Hyaluronic Acid: Cushions and Lubricates Joints†
Schiff® Glucosamine Plus MSM contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a potent form of one of the main lubricating components found in your joints. As we get older, our HA tends to decrease, which can reduce joint cushioning. Since HA is naturally present in your body, you already have built-in pathways to absorb and use it. The HA in Joint Fluid is similar in molecular size to naturally occurring HA, and a clinical study shows that when taken orally, this form of HA is absorbed directly into the joints.

Another thing I started yesterday was a multivitamin. I chose this one:

One A Day® Women’s is a complete multivitamin designed specifically for leading health concerns of women such as helping to support bone health. One A Day® Women’s also has B-Vitamins** which help convert food to energy.*

One A Day® Women's is specially formulated to support:*
Bone Health with a high level of Calcium and more† Vitamin D
Heart Health‡ with Vitamins B6, B12, C, E, and Folic Acid
Physical Energy with B-Vitamins** and Chromium to help convert food to fuel
Skin Health with Vitamins A, C, Copper and Iron

Since both of these promote bone health I'm in for at least a month trial and see how it goes. It can't hurt and I used my HSA (Health Savings Account) to purchase them both.

When you are sitting back contemplating what your day may bring think about T.G.I.M. (Thank God It's Monday) a new beginning.

Blessings your way ~ emoticon ~ Donna
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    Good luck w/your trials! emoticon
    1328 days ago
  • PEGGY11
    I always have taken a vitamin and mineral supplement and last week started the glucosamine and choindroitin with msm. After just a few days I forgot the noon time pain pills and was late with the supper time ones. So it must be helping the pain. Will keep it up and hope it keeps on improving.
    1330 days ago
    Sure hope it works for you. DH's loves it and has reduced his knee pain, me....not a thing. emoticon
    1330 days ago
    Hope this works for you. I found out from a Dr. and the Pharmacist that products mostly contain 'calcium carbonate' in the type of calcium listed on the label on vitamin/mineral combos. This type of calcium can actually cause bone spurs because it is so very hard for our bodies to digest. The lady at the pharmacy, when I asked about this calcium, said it does but not to worry because that shouldn't happen until after we turn 60. No thanks! Not buying it! I, too, have knee problems and the cartilage is way worn down. I look for calcium citrate or calcium malate on the bottle. These types are more absorbable. A simple drink of black cherry juice twice a day (no sugar added) can actually tone down the pain. Wish you well on your journey!
    1330 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Good luck with your vitamin and supplement. I take Move Free but don't really know if it helps or not. I don't have any cartiilege in my knees, but I am afraid to see without it, would my pain be greater? Hope it helps you! I know a lot of folks that swear by it!
    1330 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1330 days ago
    good luck
    1330 days ago
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