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Blackmores Glucosamine + Fish Oil
Blackmores Glucosamine + Fish Oil
Blackmores Glucosamine + Fish Oil combines a clinically proven dose of glucosamine with high quality fish oil to provide effective and convenient arthritis pain relief. This formula may help to reduce joint inflammation and swelling, and relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis. Glucosamine reduces cartilage wear, increases mobility and decreases joint stiffness. It can help to slow the progression of joint damage in osteoarthritis.
Features and benefits:
* Combined arthritis pain relief
* Results expected after 2-4 weeks
* No artificial surfactants to disguise fishy odours
* Slows the progression of osteoarthritis
* Helps to increase joint mobility and reduce joint stiffness
* Helps to reduce joint inflammation and swelling
* Helps to protect from deterioration of joint damage in osteoarthritis
How it works Glucosamine and sulfate are natural components found in the cartilage matrix and synovial fluid. Glucosamine is a major building block of the substances that together with protein form the structural units in cartilage. These structural units, called aggrecans, are important for the elasticity, resilience and shock-absorbing properties of cartilage. Ageing decreases the bodys ability to restore and manufacture normal cartilage. Supplementary glucosamine can be an important source of this vital component of cartilage as we age.
Osteoarthritis is characterized by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. As we get older the wear and tear effects of use cause degenerative changes in the cartilage. The cartilage becomes more susceptible to breakdown and damage, which may result in the typical symptoms of osteoarthritis. These symptoms include decreased mobility, increased joint stiffness, inflammation and swelling.
Glucosamine may help to provide relief from these symptoms, as well as helping to reduce cartilage wear and provide temporary relief of the pain associated with this condition. Researchers found in a clinical trial that patients with osteoarthritis of the knees had a clinically significant improvement in pain and mobility after a period of four weeks using glucosamine sulphate 500 mg three times daily. Fish oils are a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important components of substances known as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are important in immune function, smooth muscle function, platelet aggregation and inflammation. Fish oils have an anti-inflammatory action because prostaglandins and leukotrienes from omega-3 fatty acids have less inflammatory activity than prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from other types of fatty acids. Fish oil helps to maintain and support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
It can assist in the maintenance of normal eye and brain function, as well as decreasing fat (triglycerides) in the blood in healthy people. Fish oil inhibits triglyceride synthesis in the liver and so helps to lower fats (triglycerides) in blood, therefore supporting a healthy cardiovascular system.
Dosage Adults - Take 1 capsule 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed. Children under 12 years Only as professionally prescribed.
Active ingredients per capsule Glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride complex Equiv. to glucosamine sulfate 500 mg 650 mg Fish Oil (natural) Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as: Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 90 mg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 60 mg 500 mg No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. Contains sulfites. Medicine interactions * Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking warfarin.
Contraindications and cautions * This product is derived from crustacean shells. Not recommended for people with seafood allergies. * Contains 150 mg sodium per daily dose. * If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. * Always read the label. Use only as directed.