Monday, January 31, 2011

Glucosamine Loading Doses received a question: What do we have to take a double does of some (or all) joint products for the first two weeks?

You have to remember that you can never be sure of the potency, purity, dissolution and bio-availability of the the Food Grade product you buy off the shelf, therefore in as a marketing strategy if you use more of the product up front (e.g..Loading doses") then you'll need to buy your next month's supply two weeks early. And the double dose may be required in order for you to even get close to the recommended single doses level that your body can use because the product has problems in meeting potency, or it's not bio-availability is not up to the body using he product.

Any pharmaceutical grade product will have earned that USP certification because it's meets measurable standards for potency, purity (free of toxins), dissolution and bio-availability,...and, will not see loading doses on the label.

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  1. This is best advice. Glucosamine is made from crab shells and chondroitin from cow trachea. Glucosamine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to shellfish and some reports suggest that elevated blood sugar in diabetics.

  2. response: I do not take nor recommend Chondroitin.

    In almost all cases shellfish allergies are caused by proteins, not by chitin or glucosamine. Because the shellfish products in the Glucosamine I recommend and take are highly refined and pharmaceutical grade, there will be little to no shellfish protein residuals in either the glucosamine ingredient or the finished tablet.

    Glucosamine is chemically classified as an "amino sugar." This is not the same as glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc., which provide energy in the form of calories. Glucosamine contains no calories and will not generally affect blood glucose levels.

    Procosa II is generally appropriate for those with diabetes. However, it is always advisable to check with a physician or pharmacist before starting any new diet or supplement regimen.

    Individuals who are allergic to sulfa drugs may mistake sulfa and sulfur as being the same substance. Sulfa is an abbreviated name for a specific type of antibiotics called sulfonamides.

    Sulfur, on the other hand, is an essential mineral found in nearly all proteins, vitamin B1, and multiple amino acids. It is not possible to be allergic to sulfur because the body cannot function properly without it.

    Sulfate is simply a combination of the elements sulfur and oxygen and is naturally present in relatively high concentrations in human blood.

    The Glucosamine I take does not contains sulfa drugs (sulfonamides).

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