How Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM are Used in Mountain Ice
Chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, and MSM are popular supplements that are used to treat the pain and loss of function associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis. They are safe to try, and provide several benefits compared with prescription pain medication. All three supplements are key components in the unique formulation of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving supplements that make up Mountain Ice!
Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage, particularly in the fluid around the joints. It is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. For dietary supplements, it is harvested from the shells of shellfish, or can be made in the laboratory. It can come in several chemical forms, but the one most used in arthritis patients is glucosamine sulfate. In lab tests, glucosamine showed anti-inflammatory properties and even appeared to help cartilage regulation.
Chondroitin is a major component of cartilage that helps it retain water. It is produced by the body naturally. For the production of supplements, it can be manufactured from the cartilage of animals, such as cows, pigs, or sharks, and can be made in the laboratory. The supplement is sold as chondroitin sulfate and is often combined with a glucosamine supplement.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic compound found in some plants as well as many foods. Studies suggest that it may help reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as muscle damage caused by exercise. It's often combined with glucosamine, and some studies suggest that it promotes skin permeation, absorption through the skin. This may allow it to increase the effects of glucosamine, by causing it to be absorbed more deeply and more efficiently into body's tissue. It also may help create other compounds in the body, such as the antioxidant glutathione.
The Science of Glucosamine
Since production of glucosamine slows with age, some people choose to use glucosamine in topical gels or supplements to fight age-related health conditions, such as osteoarthritis. Restoring the body's glucosamine supply can help repair damaged cartilage.
Combining Glucosamine with Other Compounds
With Chondroitin: Glucosamine and chondroitin work together to restore cartilage, as both improve its flexibility and elasticity. Both prevent the breakdown of cartilage, and by increasing the joints' water retention, chondroitin helps lubricate the joints, preventing loss of cartilage by friction. This helps the joints retain the glucosamine that can repair joint tissue.
With MSM: Studies suggest Glucosamine and MSM work together by increasing the absorption of glucosamine, allowing it to penetrate into further into the joints.
Mountain Ice isn't just a collection of trendy, thrown-together supplements -- every compound in our topical pain relief gel has a specific role in repairing or protecting tissue, reducing inflammation, and relieving pain. As you can see from the three compounds discussed here, we've chosen our ingredients for their ability to work together to promote joint and muscle care.
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