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Painfully worn knee? Supplementation with ASU may reduce your problem
If you suffer from joint problems, as a reader of this free web magazine you will think of supplementation with glucosamine, whether or not in combination with chondroitin. If you do not or do not respond well to this, there is an alternative.
Expanscience discovered that in test tubes ASU allows cartilage cells to produce a little more collagen and, above all, inhibits the activity of catabolic inflammatory proteins. As a result, ASU can alleviate chronic ailments in which joints deteriorate.
Of that group, 4186 subjects completed the experiment. That is a lot.
Gluszko and Stasiek did not use a placebo group. The subjects knew what ASU was and should do.
During the trial, the pain experienced by the subjects while walking decreased by two-thirds.
The researchers used the Lequesne questionnaire to determine how much trouble the subjects had in daily life from their worn knee joints. The higher you score on that questionnaire, the bigger your problems.
During the trial, the mean scores decreased by half.
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There were no serious side effects, according to the researchers.