Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage of the joints without any particular infection or inflammation. This degeneration leads to a more or less rapid destruction of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones.
It is the most common joint disease. The first symptoms usually appear from the age of 40-50, but the disease often starts much earlier in life.
Articular cartilage is a living tissue that is constantly renewed. It should be noted, however, that the natural capacity for regeneration remains low because the cartilage is not innervated.
We can summarise the process of joint fragility leading to osteoarthritis in 4 points:
1. Insufficient renewal of fundamental joint constituents
2. Overproduction of "metalloproteases", enzymes responsible for degrading joint constituents
3. Excessive cartilage degradation leading to local areas of erosion
4. Triggering the production of inflammatory signals which are at the origin of painful sensations. Unfortunately, these signals drive a vicious circle of increased degradation of cartilage constituents.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the two reference molecules in the treatment of joint discomfort, whose effectiveness has been demonstrated through multiple clinical studies carried out over the last 15 years. But there is no miracle cure at present. When present continuously and in the right doses, these two molecules act both on the wear and tear of the joint, going so far as to stop its degradation over a period of 3 years, but also on the inflamation, and therefore the pain.
Here too, studies show that the glucosamine and/or chondroitin contained in Cartilamine 1500 and Cartilamine Chondro are as effective on joint pain as anti-inflammatory drugs after 3 weeks, but without any side effects.
Depending on the intensity of your joint discomfort and the condition of your cartilage, there are different formulations available to reduce your intake of anti-inflammatory drugs. This table will help you to choose the product from the range Cartilamine This table will help you to choose the right product for your case, also talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Finally, you should know that if your doctor prescribes hyaluronic acid infiltrations, it is important to continue taking your treatment CartilamineGlucosamine allows the natural synthesis of hyaluronic acid. Indeed, the injection alone will be absorbed by your body quickly and the effects will disappear, but if you combine your injection with Cartilamine then you prolong the action of the infiltration. Talk to your doctor.
Your joints are hurting and your cartilage is deteriorating....
Depending on the intensity of your joint discomfort and the state of your cartilage, there are various formulations available to you to reduce your intake of anti-inflammatory drugs. This table will help you to choose the product from the Cartilamine range that is best suited to your case.
Depending on your discomfort and the severity of your joint problem, different solutions are available. Our Cartilamine range offers different GLUCOSAMINE- and CHONDROÏTINE-based formulations adapted to your situation.
Cartilamine 1500 is recommended for regular, but not excessive, joint discomfort.
In most cases, 1500mg of Glucosamine Sulphate per day will be the recommended solution.
Cartilamine Chondro is recommended in case of more severe joint discomfort than described for Cartilamine 1500.
It is suitable for severe cartilage degradation. The combination of 1500mg Glucosamine and 1200mg Chondroitin Sulphate has a more powerful effect than either molecule alone.
Cartilamine Chondro may appear to have a high monthly cost, which should be appreciated given its formulation and effectiveness.