Glucosamine & Injury Rehabilitation
I recently tore my meniscus (cartilage inside my knee) so I will be talking about rehabilitating the knees.
One supplement I will be taking advantage of is Glucosamine to help repair the damage and to counterbalance the effects of any non-steroidal
anti-inflammatories I may take. Below Is a small account of Glucosamine.
What is it?
Glucosamine is from shark cartilage, tracheal cartilage and is produced in the body from glucose. Supplements are glucosamine sulphate and hydrochloride.
What it does
It helps build
osteoid of bone matrix
It Helps with
the formation of body mucous secretions (think gut lining)
It's an anti-inflammatory and decreases swelling
What it helps
Joint pain (bets mixed with omega 3 fatty acid, chondroitin sulphate and Manganese ascorbate)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories inhibit glucosamine production. It may potentiate the anticoagulant effects of warfarin.
Warning-Shellfish allergies or asthma and diabetes medication and warfarin.