A multivitamin for people suffering from joint pain. glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, major component of joint cartilage, supplemental glucosamine may help to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis.
- A RCT conducted in France found that after two years of treatment with 800 mg per day of chondroitin sulfate or placebo they found that there was a significance different in cartilage maintenance was detected between the treatment and placebo groups, with no apparent progression of disease in the group taking chondroitin sulfate. Shark cartilage contains Chondroitin sulphate and glycoaminoglycans. MSM has been shown to relieve pain associated with Osteoarthritis and has shown anti-inflammatory effects in animal research. MSM is thought to deliver sulfur which in turn helps maintain the structure of connective tissue by forming cross-linkages through disulfide bonds.