MAGNETIC HEALTH MATTERS
September 15th 2006 - Issue 2
-- Special Edition devoted to Joint Care --
IN THIS ISSUE YOU WILL FIND:
- Success story of the month
Read how magnetic therapy is changing the life of real people.
- Tell Your Story
A challenge to ALL subscribers: Send me your best 'little' success story and
I'll publish it in the next issue of "Magnetic Health Matters"
- Improve your magnetic knowledge.
Discussion about how to use magnetic therapy effectively and the latest
research taking place in magnetic therapy
- Offer of the month
Offer of the month are special offers on our magnetic devices available only to
our newsletter subscriber.
- Important Links
links to specific products and information on magnetic therapy and other natural
methods of pain relief.
- Tell us what you think!
SUCCESS STORIES OF THE MONTH
1. Read how glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM joint care formula are changing lives
Over the past 30 years, I have pushed my body way over the limit working as a
House Keeper. I never stopped to think what the end result might be, I just did
what I had to do. Well, I ended up with SEVERE pain in my knees and swelling
from arthritis. I got to where I would avoid walking, bending and stairs like
About 9 months ago I gave into a physician who prescribed a drug called Naperson.
Due to my sensitive stomach, I had to stop taking it. Then I was prescribed
Vioxx 25mg. The pain subdued for a while and then some side affects started to
surface. After reading the insert for "OTHER POSSIBLE SIDE AFFECTS" I quit it
altogether, it just wasn't worth it.
A friend of mine with mild arthritis, told me about glucosamine supplements and
gave me a few of her pills to try. After only 3 days, I saw a great improvement
and ordered a bottle.
I was able to get out of bed without the FEAR of my legs giving out. Getting up
from a chair and taking that first step WITHOUT PAIN was great. After spreading
the word (to anyone and everyone that would listen) about glucosamine and what
it did for me, she told me about taking glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM tablets
together and wanted me to try it. I guess she figured if it worked on my
problems, it would work on anyone. I really didn't want to take a chance on a
new product as I'd just started taking glucosamine.
Well, I am so happy I listened to her! I tried that combination and it worked
faster, better and it's less expensive too! No more POPPING OR CRACKING when I
walk. I can climb stairs without the PAIN OR FEAR OF FALLING. Being able to get
in and out of my car and even take my dogs for a walk. I guess I took a healthy
body for granted. Thank you for giving me back my "BOUNCE"
Jane, 55yrs Sheffield, UK
I have suffered with severe neck and shoulder pain for 20 years. I was taking
up to 8 over the counter pain pills a day I've tried them all. Then I was
introduced to Glucosamine, I was skeptical, but thought what have I got to lose,
it was the best thing I ever did for myself.
Since I started taking it, I only have to take one Tylenol every once in a
while, I have been able to do normal every day things, like turning my head,
stooping down, making a bed and many more things people take for granted without
pain. I believe in this product and highly recommend it to anyone who has
experienced this kind of pain. I just wish we had it 20 years ago. For anyone
who wants a better quality of life, don't wait any longer order today. From
someone who is enjoying life now.
Petey - Desert Hot Springs, Canada
"I started taking glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate last November.
At that time I was in so much pain that I really don't think I could have stood
much more. I had been like that for two months after taking a fall at work that
triggered the arthritis.
Within two weeks, the pain had started to subside and another two weeks and the
only place that hurt was my feet (the joints in the balls of my feet and in my
toes). Other than that I had complete mobility and was pain free. I would
recommend it to any one. It might not work for everybody but if you are in that
kind of pain it is worth trying."
Beverly A., London
TELL YOUR STORY
2. A challenge to my subscribers:
Send me your best 'little' success story and
I'll publish it in the next issue of "Magnetic Health Matters"
If you would like to help others believe in how magnetic therapy can release
them from pain, send me your story and I'll publish it in the next edition of
Magnetic Health Matters.
Please email your success story to
IMPROVE YOUR MAGNETIC KNOWLEDGE
3. This month I am giving special attention to joint care and arthritis. Here's a special report from the Arthritis Foundation about using Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
Dietary Outcomes in Osteoarthritis Disease Management
by Carol J. Henderson, PhD, RD
Department of Nutrition
Georgia State University
Glucosamine is an aminomonosaccharide, a component of almost all human tissues,
including cartilage. It is the principle component of O- and N-linked
glycosaminoglycans, which form the matrix of all connective tissues. Glucosamine
sulfate has a relatively low molecular weight and is the sulfate salt of the
natural aminomonosaccharide, glucosamine. Glucosamine is commercially available
in pharmacies, health food stores, and retail stores and is sold via the
Internet. It is most commonly available as the sulfate, HCl, N-acetyl or
chlorhydrate salt isomers, which are water-soluble (10). The sulfate and HCl
forms differ in their purity, sodium content, bioactive glucosamine, and
equivalent dosages. Unlike glucosamine sulfate and HCl forms that are most
commonly used in clinical trials, glucosamine does not have active intestinal
transport. In some preparations, glucosamine is combined with chondroitin
Glucosamine sulfate provides pain relief and improved function in knee OA (11).
In a recent 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, prospective study by Bruyere
et al, 212 patients with knee OA were evaluated to determine the effect of
glucosamine and chondroitin on symptom and structure modification in knee OA
(12). In patients who had mild OA and were in the highest quartile of baseline
mean joint space narrowing, glucosamine was associated with a trend (p=0.10)
towards a significant reduction in joint space narrowing (13). The authors
reported indistinguishable symptomatic efficacies for both compounds as
indicated by two 3-year, double-blinded, controlled studies (14,15).
Chondroitin sulfate occurs naturally in human cartilage, bone, cornea, skin and
the arterial wall. Preparations of chondroitin sulfate are derived form bovine
and calf cartilage. Careful selection of cattle to avoid herds contaminated with
bovine spongiform encephalopathy must be considered. Chondroitin sulfate is a
larger and more poorly absorbed; <10% intestinal absorption compared to 90% for
glucosamine sulfate (10).
Several small, short-term, 3- to 12-month, randomized placebo controlled
clinical trials to evaluate the effects on chondroitin sulfate/placebo or NSAID
have demonstrated modest reductions in knee OA pain and improved function (16).
Sustained effects have been reported up to 3 months after discontinuation of
chondroitin sulfate (17).
Few studies have attempted to evaluate the potential chondroprotective effects
of chondroitin sulfate by observing the progression of radiographic changes of
OA (18,19). Using a computerized technique to evaluate joint space narrowing,
patients were treated with 800 mg chondroitin sulfate/day or with placebo (18).
After 1 year, joint space narrowing had decreased significantly in
placebo-treated patients but had not changed from the baseline value in the
chondroitin sulfate treatment group. In a 3-year trial, hand radiographs of 119
patients with OA were evaluated, of which 34 received chondroitin sulfate 400
mg/day and 85 patients received placebo (19). A significant decrease in the
number of patients with new erosive OA was observed in the chondroitin sulfate
group compared to the placebo group.
Reports of small, randomized controlled trials have examined the combination of
glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee OA pain and low back pain have been
reported. It is important to note that these studies treatments were not
consistent and included both oral and intravenous glucosamine, glucosamine HCl,
and manganese ascorbate. In general studies using chondroitin sulfate combined
with other agents (eg, glucosamine sulfate), improved symptoms of OA compared to
Precautions and Possible Side Effects:
There are no known contraindications to glucosamine supplementation. Glucosamine
appears safe and has few short-term side effects. Pregnant women, children, and
very elderly people should avoid glucosamine since no studies among these
specific populations exist. Patients taking blood-thinners should be extremely
careful if they take glucosamine combined with chondroitin. Chondroitin is
chemically similar to blood-thinning drugs such as heparin, warfarin, and even
aspirin, and could cause excessive bleeding. Possible side effects of
glucosamine include nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, drowsiness, skin rash, and
headache. There has been an unsubstantiated concern that glucosamine derived
from the shellfish exoskeletons may cause reactions in people allergic to
shellfish. One case study reports the exacerbation of an asthma attack
associated with the use of a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement prescribed for
OA pain (20). A recent 3-month, randomized, placebo-controlled trial did not
demonstrate elevated blood glucose levels associated with glucosamine use (21).
Insufficient data exist regarding possible interactions between glucosamine and
other dietary supplements.
Glucosamine sulfate 1500 mg daily in divided doses for patient with symptomatic
OA may be considered. Response is slower than NSAIDs. Discontinuation is
recommended if there is no documented response after 3 months.
Chondroitin sulfate may be considered in the treatment of pain from OA and may
be given in the amount of 1,200 mg/day or 400 mg tid. Efficacy of a single daily
dose of 1,200 mg/day does not seem to differ from that of 400 mg given tid.
10. Deal C, Moskowitz R. Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents in osteoarthritis.
The role of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and collagen hydrolysate. Rheum
Dis Clin North Am 1999;25:379-95.
11. Miller DC, Richardson J. Does glucosamine relieve arthritis joint pain? J
Fam Pract 2003;52:645-7.
12. Bruyere O, Honore A, et al. Correlation between radiographic severity of
knee osteoarthritis and future disease progression. Results from a 3 year
prospective, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effect of glucosamine
sulfate. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2003;1:1-5.
13. Crolle G, D'Este.. Glucosamine sulfate for the management of arthrosis. Curr
Med Res Opin 1980;7:104-9.
14. Pavelka K, Gatterova J, Olejarova M, Machacek S, Giacovelli G, Rovati L.
Glucosamine sulfate use and delay of progression of knee osteoarthritis: a
3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Arch Intern Med
15. Reginster J, Deroisy R, Rovati L, et al. Long-term effects of glucosamine
sulphate on osteoarthritis progression: a randomised, placebo-controlled
clinical trial. Lancet 2001;357:251-6.
16. Morreale P, Manopulo R, Galati M, et al. Comparison of the anti-inflammatory
efficacy of chondroitin sulfate and diclofenac sodium in patients with knee
osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol 1996;23:1835-39.
17. Bourgeois P, Chales G, Dehais J, Delcambre B, Kuntz J, Rozenberg S. Efficacy
and tolerability of chondroitin sulfate 1200 mg/day vs chondroitin sulfate 3 x
400 mg/day vs placebo. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6 Suppl A:25-30.
18. Uebelhart D, Thonar E, Delmas PD, et al. Chondroitin 4 and 6 sulfate: A
symptomatic slow-acting drug for osteoarthritis does also have structural
modifying properties. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 1997;5:70.
19. Verbruggen G, Goemaere S, Veys EM. Chondroitin sulfate S/DMOAD
(Structure/Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis (OA) Drug) in the treatment of OA of
the finger joints. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 1997;5:70.
20. Tallia AF, Cardone DA. Asthma exacerbation associated with
glucosamine-chondroitin suppplement. J Am Board Fam Pract 2002;15:481-4.
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