Did you know?
Most people know that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are important components of joint health. They help to form spongy tissues (like articular cartilage) that hold moisture and cushion the body’s joints, protecting them from excessive wear and tear. But this takes time. Some people notice a change in joint function within days, but more typically over several weeks. Studies show that these substances help to maintain distances between joint structures over many months, a key measure of joint integrity as these structural components may slowly collapse if not nourished. This particular effect has been accepted as evidence-based by conventional physicians at a medical joint health center associated with a major university hospital. People with osteoarthritis typically may have low levels of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates, as well as MSM, and may benefit by supplementing to restore normal levels of these soft tissue nutrients. MSM is a safe form of the mineral sulfur that may preserve joint function and structures.