We all know glucosamine and chondroitin are good for our joints, right? This combination has been touted for years as the magic pill for joint pain. Most of us know at least one person who takes it. Many of you may take it yourselves. But…does it really work for arthritis pain?
It seems like an unnecessary question, but we aren’t the only ones asking it. Even Harvard University Medical answers with “it depends.” And while we have no problem disagreeing with the Harvard establishment, in this case, we very much agree. Because sometimes glucosamine and chondroitin work on arthritis pain. But sometimes, well, they just don’t.
And this is exactly why we didn’t include glucosamine and chondroitin in our SynerFlex joint health formula. Instead, we selected 5 separate active ingredients, all of which target joint pain and stiffness in ways that glucosamine and chondroitin simply don’t. If you want to learn more about SynerFlex and how to keep your joints moving smoothly and comfortably, check out the video below to get the full story.
But if you want to know why we stayed away from glucosamine and chondroitin in this particular formulation, keep reading…
The History of Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Glucosamine and chondroitin first became popular as a way to deal with joint pain and stiffness in the 1990s. Up until then, there were very few supplements to help achy joints, and these two ingredients seemed like a miracle. And for many people, they have been, and still are. We’ve seen great success from people using glucosamine and chondroitin to relieve stiffness, pain, and aches in their joints. But not everyone had such great results, which got us wondering why.
What Glucosamine and Chondroitin Are Supposed To Do
Both glucosamine and chondroitin are found naturally in our bodies. They are an integral part of healthy cartilage. As we age, the cartilage in our joints begins to break down and wear away. This can cause pain and stiffness. This is why it is believed that adding glucosamine and chondroitin to our diets in supplement form can help slow, or even prevent, this disintegration, which, in turn, eases the pain and stiffness.
What the Studies Actually Show
While it all makes sense in theory, if you actually look at the studies, they are mixed at best. Although some studies of glucosamine sulfate indicated it “modestly reduced” symptoms of osteoarthritis, others indicated that there was no noticeable difference between a glucosamine supplement and a placebo. And few studies suggested other forms of glucosamine didn’t have any impact at all.
Studies of chondroitin alone are even more discouraging. The initial studies were conducted poorly, so their results are unreliable. Since then, studies have been erratic, some showing moderate results, some showing none at all. Read closer and many doctors appear to be relying on anecdotal, subjective accounts from patients regarding the efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin.
Other Causes of Joint Pain
When a glucosamine and chondroitin combination works, it works because it addresses the deterioration of cartilage. Only, that’s not the only cause of joint pain and stiffness. Joint pain can be caused by many things, including (but of course not limited to) decreased levels of hyaluronic acid, tendonitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis – any number of conditions. None of which is caused by deteriorating cartilage. And if your pain isn’t caused by a condition glucosamine and chondroitin is supposed to address, glucosamine and chondroitin will not – cannot – help ease your pain. It’s that simple.
Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Really Work for Arthritis Pain?
Harvard got it right: it depends. Some studies have indicated it’s a good combination for arthritis pain relief. Others don’t back that up. Still, many people find relief in taking them. If you’re one of them, we certainly aren’t going to tell you to stop. Easing your pain is our goal, and if glucosamine and chondroitin help do that, great.
But, if you aren’t getting the results you were expecting from glucosamine and chondroitin, know that you aren’t alone. And know that you have an alternative: SynerFlex. A joint health product packed with ingredients that not only target your discomfort, but that actually work in ways that glucosamine and chondroitin simply can’t
Take a minute to watch this short presentation…and you’ll see for yourself exactly why SynerFlex is your best option for superior joint health. And when you try SynerFlex today, you’ll save 25%...so don’t delay. Get back to living life to your full potential…and on your own terms.