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 ~