Glucosamine Sulfate For Back Pain Relief
Glucosamine sulfate has been used for years to heal re-build connective tissue. The problem with glucosamine is that many people buy the wrong type. There are glucosamine HCL and Glucosamine sulfate. The glucosamine HCL is not effective for many people. The kind to buy is the glucosamine sulfate.
Glucosamine sulfate is derived from shellfish. If you have a shellfish allergy, please consult your doctor before taking this.
The glucosamine is used by your body as a building material to re-build damaged connective (joint) tissue. When you have joint damage, often the part that cushions the joint is worn down or inflamed. Glucosamine is a natural anti-inflammatory.
When I take a good quality glucosamine, I usually feel the results within a few hours. Not everyone feels the instant relief. Even if you do not feel fast relief, that does not mean it is not working. If your connective tissue has been really damaged, it can take some time to heal it.
Glucosamine is often taken with chondroitin sulfate or MSM. These are also natural anti-inflammatory supplements. Some people find the chondroitin and/or MSM to be helpful, others do not. Everyone is different.
MSM is a type of sulfur that your body can use to repair damaged tissue. Some people use this for arthritis relief. It is also used as a topical pain relief product. I personally tried that, but had no success. For topical pain relief, I recommend Boswellin creams or pain patches.
Please be sure to read the label of the glucosamine you buy. It is often not on the front of the container, it is in the ingredient list.