Cartilage degradation is a natural process that occurs throughout life. It results from repeated activities that exert stress on the joints. Athletes are more prone to suffer from cartilage degradation.
Cartilage doesn't possess its own blood vessels to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the recovery process. It depends on the synovial fluid (the joints lubrication fluid) to repair its damaged tissue instead. This repairing process is often incomplete and ineffective, which will eventually contribute to pain and joint strain.
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Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino monosaccharide necessary for the maintenance of healthy cartilage. Several studies have shown glucosamine sulfate to be effective in reducing cartilage degradation as effectively as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), the traditional treatment for osteoarthritis pain (*1), (*2).
Additionally, the association of glucosamine and chondroitin can not only prevent the breakdown of cartilage but also help to regenerate new tissue (*3), (*4), (*5).
The recommended daily glucosamine dose may vary from person to person. Nevertheless, the most common dose used in clinical experiments range from 1,500 mg to 3,000 mg.
Chondroitin is the most important glycosaminoglycan in human joints and connective tissues. It plays a role in cartilage formation by supporting joint lubrication. Clinical studies show glucosamine and chondroitin to be effective in the treatment of joint pain and osteoarthritis (*3), (*4), (*5).
Methylsulfonylmethane: Commonly referred by its acronym MSM, methylsulfonylmethane is a form of organic sulfur found in most living organisms. It has anti-inflammatory properties and allows for the proper flexibility and elasticity of cartilage (*6).
Quercetin: Quercetin is a natural flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help to relieve pain associated with the loss of cartilage (*7), (*8).
Marine collagen: Collagen can stimulate the production of cells responsible for maintaining the flexibility and elasticity of the cartilage tissue (*9).