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Weekly Remedy – Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin

I am not so very different from the rest of the population in my age range. ¬†I have fifty-something year old joints and I use them every day. My knees ache from all the use they’ve been through. Shoulders and elbows creek too. Growing old blows, but it is a fact of life. I like to do more than use those knees for walking. Exercise is good for the soul and can be hard on the body. Climbing stairs is a little rough on the knees, but makes a great workout.

I found something to take the pain away, or at least ease it. It is called shark cartilage, because that is one of its sources. Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin is its real name. You can buy each of these things seperatetly, but the magic of their combination make them the supplement of choice.

I first heard of this in the thoroughbred horse industry. Race horses put their joints through a lot of hard work and trainers give them this supplement to reinforce the tissues and ligaments. If it’s good enough for million dollar equines, by golly it should be good enough for people. It works superbly on humans.

Chondroitin helps the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance that helps develop and renew cartilage and keep it lubricated for better joint movement and flexibility. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring form of sulfur that helps support muscles and tendons in the body. All three work together to ease pain and lubricate joints.

Without this wonderful supplement I’d be in pain, my left knee would hurt horribly and my hips would be stiff and rickety. I like moving around like the thirty-five year old I am in my head. It reinforces the illusion of youth.

The easiest brand to find for this miracle combination is Osteo-Biflex.

It is a well manufactured supplement and you will get your money’s worth. There other reliable brands out there, you have to investigate them, but whatever it is, use it! It takes about a week or two before you see results. Hang in there and don’t give up. It will make you feel better.

And this is this week’s weekly remedy!