1. What is glucosamine? What makes liquid glucosamine chondroitin better? (top)
Glucosamine chondroitin, in pill and liquid form, is used as a treatment for arthritis.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced from the shells of chitin (shellfish) and is a key component of the extra cellular matrix of cartilage. Chondroitin is a source of chondroitin sulfate, which is also an important element in the creation of cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate attracts fluids which assists you in three ways:
- It draws nutrients into your cartilage.
- Increases the flow of fluid into the cartilage to add resiliency.
- Acts to block enzymes that destroy cartilage.
When you have a glucosamine deficiency, cartilage hardens and bone spurs develop, which may lead to deformities in the joints. Your mobility becomes limited leaving you with osteoarthritis.
This was big news to nutraceutical companies and it was the beginning of an all-new segment of the industry. Today, nearly all of the major companies offer their version of glucosamine through a wide range of outlets, from retail stores to medical clinics.
However, in their rush to gain market share companies, they put products on the market with little regard to the overall quality of their offering. Most are deficient because the glucosamine ranges from low to medium quality at best. Most glucosamine on the market today are in pill or capsule form which means that they are not absorbed well into your system, and are therefore not efficient treatments for arthritis.
2. What science is behind glucosamine? (top)
The first tests on liquid glucosamine for arthritis were completed in 1998. The testing made clear that the absorption rate and bio-availability of glucosamine in pill form was significantly less than in liquid form. The misconception that pills are the only, and best, way to obtain glucosamine is simply not true. Pills and capsules contain glucosamine that is in powder form. It is a well known fact that liquid is absorbed much better than powder, at a rate of 80-85% absorption. In short, glucosamine chondroitin in liquid form is absorbed faster and it provides greater impact.
The reports on the use of capsule or pill forms of glucosamine vary greatly. Synflex users' testimonials prove over and over that Synflex is the best glucosamine supplement. Combining glucosamine and chondroitin to simply excel in the treatment of joint pain and osteoarthritis for over a decade and in over 100 countries.
Synflex® has a long and very successful history on the market since 2001. The formula was developed by Synflex America, Inc in 2000. Since then, Synflex® has become America's most trusted brand in the treatment of osteoarthritis.