Glucosamine Pharma Nord
- Contains glucosamine sulphate
- Easy to swallow capsules, but can also be opened in order to mix the contents with water, juice or yogurt.
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
Osteoarthritis leads to pain, stiffness and limitation of movement. More than twice as many women as men suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common form, followed by osteoarthritis of the hip.
Glucosamine for osteoarthritis symptoms
Glucosamine is an endogenous substance that supports the structure of cartilage. Effective glucosamine is extracted from the hard parts of crustaceans. People who are allergic to crustaceans are not recommended use of glucosamine.
The literature shows that there are major differences in quality and purity of glucosamine from different sources.
|1 capsule contains|
|Glucosamine hemisulphate||509 mg|
Read the package leaflet before use.
What is Glucosamine Pharma Nord?
Glucosamine Pharma Nord is a registered drug in the Pharmacotherapeutic group named: Other anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic agents, non steroids. Glucosamine Pharma Nord consist of of hard, white gelatin capsules (size 0) with glucosamine sulphate in an amount giving 400 mg of pure glucosamine. In addition, each capsule contains 87 mg of potassium. Glucosamine Pharma Nord is intended for the relief of symptoms in mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.
How to take Glucosamine Pharma Nord
The capsules are taken with a glass of water. Dosage is 1 capsule 3 times daily. You can also choose to take the whole day's ration at one time. The capsules can be taken apart, so the powder can be stirred into for example juice or yogurt. The capsules do not need to be taken with a meal. Do not take double dose if you forget a dose, but continue with normal dosing.
Pregnancy and lactation
In the absence of adequate studies on whether glucosamine can be used by pregnant and lactating Glucosamine Pharma Nord is not recommended during the pregnancy and lactation period.
What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is a small water soluble molecule (an amino-monosaccharide) that the body itself can produce. Glucosamine is included as a building block in the union of glycosaminoglycan and hyaluronic acid, which both are used in the construction of joint cartilage. In animal experiments, the substance has been found to inhibit cartilage degradation, probably by inhibition of the enzymes involved in the degradation of joint cartilage. Glucosamine is a slow-acting substance, this is why pain relief can only be expected after several weeks of daily glucosamine intake, and in some cases even longer. Glucosamine has low acture toxicity.
What is osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is one of the oldest and most common forms of arthritis in which joint cartilage is degraded by a variety of reasons that do not necessarily have anything to do with ”wear-and-tear”. In fact, regular exercise and proper use of the joints helps to maintain the cartilage.
In a sound and healthy knee the cartilage is intact and is maintained regularly, but over time a degradation process that causes the cartilage to slowly disappear may occur causing the end of the bones to grate against each other. Where the cartilage disappears, the bone tissue compensates by growing and forming so called spurs or osteophytes, which causes pain and/or reduced mobility.
For example, arthritis can be caused by: Age, obesity, genetics (inheritance), improper loading of the joints or monotonous and poor posture. Examples include factory workers, farmers, waste collectors, and librarians, etc. Certain sports also leads to an increased risk of osteoarthritis. For example ballet dancers and soccer players.
Glucosamine Pharma Nord has some unique advantages:
- The smooth surface of the capsule makes it easy to swallow
- The capsule is easily disassembled and the content can be stirred into a glass of orange juice or yogurt
- Does not contain tablet additives
The risk of arthritis increases with age. After 65-years of age almost all people experience some degree of osteoarthritis. However, there is a gender difference, as osteoarthritis of the knees are most common in women, whereas men more often experience osteoarthritis of the hips.
The most common reactions associated with treatment with glucosamine are nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhoea. In addition, headache, tiredness, rash, itching, and flushing have been reported. The reported adverse reactions are usually mild and transitory.
- By impaired renal function and/or potassium-poor diet
- By diabetes: Measure your blood sugar regularly when taking glucosamine
- By asthma
- Increased INR with coumarin anticoagulants (warfarin and acenocoumaro) has been reported
- The possibility of interactions with other medicines cannot be excluded
When to avoid glucosamine
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glucosamine, one of the ingredients or to shellfish, do not take glucosamine as the active substance is derived from shellfish.