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Blackmores-Joint-Formula

Blackmores Joint Formula

Indication

Adjunct to the treatment of osteoarthritis.

 

Properties and effects

Research shows that glucosamine may help reduce joint inflammation and swelling, increase joint mobility, and provide temporary relief of the pain of osteoarthritis.

 

Mode of action and pharmacokinetics

Glucosamine is formed in the body from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. it is a key part of the structure of cartilage, which is essential for proper joint function.

 

As we get older, cartilage becomes more susceptible to breakdown and damage, which may result in the typical symptoms of osteoarthritis. Glucosamine capsules can be an important additional source of this component of cartilage as we age. Glucosamine capsules provide relief from symptoms associated with degenerative joint conditions such as osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulfate is also found in cartilage, and helps joints resist compressive loads and cope with weight-bearing activities such as running and walking.

 

Blackmore Joint Formula combines glucosamine and chondroitin to help stimulate the production and regeneration of cartilage and help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Blackmores Joint Formula is recommended for those with osteoarthritis and joint pain.

 

In the event of severe pain, it is advisable to take an anti-inflammatory drug during the first days of treatment.

 

Glucosamine taken orally is 90% absorbed in the small intestine. The glucosamine concentrationin the body peaks between 6 and 24 hours after consuming. Glucosamine diffuses into several tissues, in particular bone and articular cartilage. It is mainly excreted in the urine. Chondroitin sulfate is rapidly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Peak plasma levels occur 1 hour after oral administration. Chondroitin diffuses into several tissues, including the synovial tissue and cartilage and is mainly excreted in the urine and faeces.

 

Dosage

Adults - Take 1 capsule twice a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Children under 12 years - As professionally prescribed.

 

Contraindications, side effects, precautions and warnings

Contraindicated in people who are hypersensitive to glucosamine.

 

This product contains glucosamine hydrochloride, a seafood derived material. Not recommended for people with seafood allergies.

 

Side effects are uncommon while using glucosamine hydrochloride. Infrequent side effects include:

 

Cardiovascular: Peripheral oedema and tachycardia were reported in a few patients following larger clinical trials investigating oral administration in osteoarthritis. A causal relationship has not been established

Central nervous system: Drowsiness, headache and insomnia have been observed rarely during therapy (les than 1%).

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, dyspepsia or epigastric pain, constipation, diarrhoea and anorexia have been described rarely during oral therapy with glucosamine

Skin: Skin reactions such as erythema and pruritus have been reported with therapeutic administration of glucosamine

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: No evidence of risk exists in the medical literature. However, Blackmores policy is to limit unnecessary medications from any source during pregnancy and breast-feeding

Interactions: None clinically significant noted in the literature at the recommended dosage.

Signs and symptoms of overdose: None noted in the literature.

 

Keep out of reach of children. Store below 30C in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Gelatin in hard shell is from bovine source.

Do not use the product beyond the expiry date printed on the pack.

 

Active ingredients per capsule

Chondroitin sulfate bovine sodium 225 mg

Glucosamine hydrochloride 750 mg

 

Description

White powder in a clear hard shell capsule.

 

Pack sizes

60 capsules

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