How Effective Is Cosamin DS?
During our younger and healthier years, our cartilage cells are able to reproduce when needed. But as we age, the cartilage cells are no longer capable of reproducing themselves which eventually leads to damage and deterioration.
Glucosamine is a substance naturally produced by our body which is essential for structures needed for healthy joints. It boosts the production of cartilage in our body that allows flexibility and reduces joint pain. Chondroitin stops certain enzymes in the body that deteriorates our cartilage. Clinical studies have proven that chondroitin effectively slows down the degradation of the cartilage and reduces joint pain as well.
Together, these substances make an effective aid to reduce stiffness of our joints as well as joint pain. Because the cartilage production in our body is improved, our joints are more flexible. Due to glucosamine, the cartilages in our joints are healthier, which results to healthier joints. With the help of Chondroitin, the enzymes causing degradation of the cartilage are prevented, so cartilage production is improved.
We can take three capsules of this product each day in our first months of use. We can lessen our dosage after two months or so. We can take the capsules at once or distribute it throughout the day. We should follow the doctor’s prescription strictly and we must not use this product longer than what is recommended.
For a missed dose, it is recommended to take the next dose instead. We must not use any extra pill to make up for our missed dose. This product is not intended to be shared to anyone, even to those with similar symptoms. For pregnant and breastfeeding moms, this product is not recommended. For those using a dietary supplement (chitosan), the weight-loss pill should be stopped while taking chondroitin and glucosamine because it affects our body’s absorption of chondroitin.
Does Cosamin DS Interact With Other Drugs?
There are no reported serious drug interactions or serious side effects due to this product, but we still need to take precaution.
Those who are diabetic and are taking insulin must consult their doctor before taking this drug. This is because Glucosamine increases the glucose level in our body which may affect those people with diabetes. A visit to the doctor is recommended for proper medical advice.
The doctor must know all medications that we take such as diet pills, multivitamins, prescription medicines and over the counter drugs.
Although there are no reported serious side effects, this product may still cause us allergic resctions such as: hives, breathing difficulty, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat. Milder side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach and heartburn.
To relieve inflammatory joint pain and for healthier joints, Cosamin DS is proven safe and effective.