There is a compound that has no side effects that has been known by many for years to effectively reduce pain and slow the progression of osteoarthritis. Only recently, however, has this information been scientifically verified. You may have already heard of this compound. It is called glucosamine.
On January 21, 2001 MSNBC reported on the findings published in The Lancet medical journal regarding the use of glucosamine in treating osteoarthritis. Countless television commentaries and newspaper stories were soon to follow with the expected result. Everyone began searching for the "perfect" glucosamine product and there was no shortage of choices. (Just because I was aware of the European research certainly didn't mean the rest of the country was.)
Glucosamine is an over-the-counter dietary supplement that has gained a lot of attention from this recent coverage. It is completely safe, as it is a natural, non-toxic compound, and mounting evidence suggests it may improve symptoms for those who suffer from osteoarthritis.
Suddenly, every company in America 'hit the market' with a glucosamine product that (they) claimed was the solution you had been looking for. After all, it's the American Way. If a product is in demand, everyone wants to get on the bandwagon. Unfortunately, most of you were quick to learn that there was no "magic bullet." For most, you experienced exactly what I had already been through. These glucosamine products didn't fully diminish your pain or in some cases did not work at all. (Does this sound at all familiar?)
Unfortunately, with store shelves and mail-order catalogs crammed with choices the task of finding a product that works has only become more difficult. Television commercials flood your living room every day with glucosamine ads. Direct mail pieces arrive in your mailbox bearing some celebrity's face and they are insisting the product they are endorsing is the one you are looking for.
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