Tips and questions Cartilamine

Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions about the food supplement Cartilamine, which is recommended for problems of joint discomfort and pain.

When does Cartilamine start to act?

Cartilamineis based on a nutritional and physiological principle. As a result, its effect is not immediate, with the first signs of improvement generally appearing after two to three weeks. The minimum recommended course of treatment is three months.

What is the optimal duration of use of Cartilamine ?

As cartilage degradation occurs, it is essential to prevent its erosion. To this end, it is important to continue taking Cartilamine over the long term. The protective effect of glucosamine has been demonstrated in clinical studies over periods of three to eight years.


Only by taking Cartilamine over the long term (3 years and beyond), can you effectively preserve existing cartilage and improve joint mobility. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.


What is the optimal dosage of Cartilamine ?

It is advisable to take 1500 mg of glucosamine per day (according to the reference clinical studies). A dosage of 1500 mg of glucosamine is also necessary for maintenance treatment.


What is a food supplement?

The purpose of a food supplement (also called a nutritional supplement) is to increase the body's availability of certain substances normally provided by the diet (which may be nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, etc.). A food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and diversified diet, nor for medical treatment and adequate therapeutic care. A dietary supplement should be considered as a useful aid, in addition to adequate hygienic, dietary, medical and therapeutic measures. Cartilamine, like all dietary supplements in France, is not reimbursed by social security. Glucosamine is one of the best-selling dietary supplements in the world and is enjoying increasing interest in France. That said, the consumption of glucosamine in France is still moderate compared to our Belgian neighbours, who consume twice as much glucosamine as we do for a population of only 10 million, or compared to our British neighbours, who consume almost 30 times as much as we do...


Tolerance and safety of use of Cartilamine.

Cartilamine is well tolerated by the vast majority of people. However, in rare cases, digestive complaints, which are generally minor and transient, have been reported, possibly due to the use of Cartilamine. The use of Cartilamine is not recommended in pregnant women or during breastfeeding (in the absence of data) and (due to its origin).


The products Cartilamine do not contain iodine. However, if you are allergic to iodine, you are advised against taking Cartilamine as a precautionary measure, as you may be at risk of developing an allergy. The use of Cartilamine is not recommended in the event of a known allergy to one of its constituents, namely the standard packaging agents of pharmaceutical tablets (the complete list is mentioned on the back of the box of each product Cartilamine).


Precautions for use for CARTILAMINE

Cartilamine® should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women or by people allergic to shellfish. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children.

Store in a dark, dry place. In case of allergy, please consult your doctor or pharmacist. Food supplement for adults over 15 years of age only. Cartilamine® is a pharmaceutical grade product in accordance with European regulations. Made in the European Union.

Can I continue to take my other treatments?

Of course, and the opposite would be inadvisable! Taking Cartilamine in no way alters your medical care by your doctor or your normal therapeutic management. It is of course imperative that you continue to take all your other prescribed treatments normally, that you scrupulously respect all the advice given to you by your doctor, and that you keep him/her informed of your intention to follow Cartilamine. One of the positive points of glucosamine, due to its nutritional principle, is that it has no known medical contraindications or drug interactions.

IsCartilamine suitable for my diet?

The products Cartilamine are suitable for people on a salt-free diet. The "carbohydrates" mentioned on the back of the boxes are in the form of glucosamine. Cartilamine products are not sweetened.


Is the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin effective?

In fact, there is more and more scientific evidence to support the benefits of this combination. In order for this combination to be beneficial, it is of course essential to continue to respect the adequate dosage of glucosamine (1500 mg per day) as well as the adequate dosage of chondroitin (1200 mg per day).


Practical tips for absorbing Cartilamine.

Cartilamine during the meal of your choice. Then continue to take it (them) daily with the same meal. If you find that you have forgotten to take it with your usual meal, you can take Cartilamine with your next meal or before going to bed.


If you find that you have forgotten to take Cartilamine on one day, do not take it twice on the next day. Forgetting one day is not serious and will not affect your overall response to Cartilamine. Remember to take Cartilamine daily thereafter.