Oral administration of Glucosamine has been consistently shown in clinical studies to relieve pain and joint stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. However, when taken orally it degrades and is partially absorbed by the liver and non-joint tissue, leaving less available for the joints and synovial fluid. In theory a topical Glucosamine cream could deliver this beneficial molecule directly to the affected areas. However, Glucosamine is not capable of penetrating the skin on its own. In order for Glucosamine in cream form to penetrate the skin, it must be combined with ingredients that have excellent transdermal properties.
A Canadian company has developed a topical formula to help Glucosamine absorb through the skin. Glucosamine is combined with transdermal MSM plus the penetrating emollients Evening Primrose Oil, Olive Oil, and Peppermint Oil. These emollients help to open the pores of the skin while binding with the Glucosamine molecules to allow them to pass through. This combination together with several other active ingredients results in an easily absorbed cream containing natural ingredients for targeted pain relief.
Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM), is not only an exceptional transdermal, but is also a powerful active ingredient on its own which helps with many types of pain and infl ammatory conditions. MSM supplies affected areas with a bio-available form of sulfur. The human body uses sulfur to aid in tissue pliability, encourage the repair of damaged skin, and assist in the synthesis of collagen and maintenance of healthy joints.
There are additional active ingredients in the formula which work with Glucosamine to deliver effective topical pain relief. Besides MSM, these are Menthol, Camphor, Frankincense, Turmeric and Devils Claw. Menthol and Camphor Oil both have desensitizing properties and have been shown in studies working together to treat pain in muscles and joints due to arthritis, backache, strains, or sprains. Finally, a blend of medicinal herbs including Frankincense, Turmeric, and Devils Claw is added because each are well known to relieve arthritis inflammation.
The Glucosamine cream formula was developed by the late Canadian Pharmacist Sam Ibrahim. Sam had extensive training in herbology and became very well-known and respected Canada-wide for his expertise. Sam’s passion was to develop high quality natural health formulas, and today his son Farid continues to honor his Dad’s founding vision. The Glucosamine cream formula is paraben free and approved by Health Canada to temporarily relieve pain due to osteoarthritis.
For more information, please visit www.jointcream.com.