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MAGNETIC HEALTH MATTERS
September 15th 2006 - Issue 2

-- Special Edition devoted to Joint Care --
 

Greetings Reader,


IN THIS ISSUE YOU WILL FIND:

- Success story of the month
Read how magnetic therapy is changing the life of real people.

- Tell Your Story
A challenge to ALL subscribers: Send me your best 'little' success story and I'll publish it in the next issue of "Magnetic Health Matters"

- Improve your magnetic knowledge.
Discussion about how to use magnetic therapy effectively and the latest research taking place in magnetic therapy

- Offer of the month
Offer of the month are special offers on our magnetic devices available only to our newsletter subscriber.

- Important Links
links to specific products and information on magnetic therapy and other natural methods of pain relief.

- Tell us what you think!


SUCCESS STORIES OF THE MONTH

1. Read how glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM joint care formula are changing lives



Over the past 30 years, I have pushed my body way over the limit working as a House Keeper. I never stopped to think what the end result might be, I just did what I had to do. Well, I ended up with SEVERE pain in my knees and swelling from arthritis. I got to where I would avoid walking, bending and stairs like the plague.

About 9 months ago I gave into a physician who prescribed a drug called Naperson. Due to my sensitive stomach, I had to stop taking it. Then I was prescribed Vioxx 25mg. The pain subdued for a while and then some side affects started to surface. After reading the insert for "OTHER POSSIBLE SIDE AFFECTS" I quit it altogether, it just wasn't worth it.

A friend of mine with mild arthritis, told me about glucosamine supplements and gave me a few of her pills to try. After only 3 days, I saw a great improvement and ordered a bottle.
I was able to get out of bed without the FEAR of my legs giving out. Getting up from a chair and taking that first step WITHOUT PAIN was great. After spreading the word (to anyone and everyone that would listen) about glucosamine and what it did for me, she told me about taking glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM tablets together and wanted me to try it. I guess she figured if it worked on my problems, it would work on anyone. I really didn't want to take a chance on a new product as I'd just started taking glucosamine.

Well, I am so happy I listened to her! I tried that combination and it worked faster, better and it's less expensive too! No more POPPING OR CRACKING when I walk. I can climb stairs without the PAIN OR FEAR OF FALLING. Being able to get in and out of my car and even take my dogs for a walk. I guess I took a healthy body for granted. Thank you for giving me back my "BOUNCE"


Jane, 55yrs Sheffield, UK



I have suffered with severe neck and shoulder pain for 20 years. I was taking up to 8 over the counter pain pills a day I've tried them all. Then I was introduced to Glucosamine, I was skeptical, but thought what have I got to lose, it was the best thing I ever did for myself.

Since I started taking it, I only have to take one Tylenol every once in a while, I have been able to do normal every day things, like turning my head, stooping down, making a bed and many more things people take for granted without pain. I believe in this product and highly recommend it to anyone who has experienced this kind of pain. I just wish we had it 20 years ago. For anyone who wants a better quality of life, don't wait any longer order today. From someone who is enjoying life now.

Petey - Desert Hot Springs, Canada
 



"I started taking glucosamine sulphate and chondroitin sulphate last November. At that time I was in so much pain that I really don't think I could have stood much more. I had been like that for two months after taking a fall at work that triggered the arthritis.

Within two weeks, the pain had started to subside and another two weeks and the only place that hurt was my feet (the joints in the balls of my feet and in my toes). Other than that I had complete mobility and was pain free. I would recommend it to any one. It might not work for everybody but if you are in that kind of pain it is worth trying."


Beverly A., London


TELL YOUR STORY

2. A challenge to my subscribers:

Send me your best 'little' success story and I'll publish it in the next issue of "Magnetic Health Matters"

If you would like to help others believe in how magnetic therapy can release them from pain, send me your story and I'll publish it in the next edition of Magnetic Health Matters.
Please email your success story to newsletter@worldofmagnets.co.uk


IMPROVE YOUR MAGNETIC KNOWLEDGE

3. This month I am giving special attention to joint care and arthritis. Here's a special report from the Arthritis Foundation about using Glucosamine and Chondroitin.


Dietary Outcomes in Osteoarthritis Disease Management

by Carol J. Henderson, PhD, RD
Department of Nutrition
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Glucosamine is an aminomonosaccharide, a component of almost all human tissues, including cartilage. It is the principle component of O- and N-linked glycosaminoglycans, which form the matrix of all connective tissues. Glucosamine sulfate has a relatively low molecular weight and is the sulfate salt of the natural aminomonosaccharide, glucosamine. Glucosamine is commercially available in pharmacies, health food stores, and retail stores and is sold via the Internet. It is most commonly available as the sulfate, HCl, N-acetyl or chlorhydrate salt isomers, which are water-soluble (10). The sulfate and HCl forms differ in their purity, sodium content, bioactive glucosamine, and equivalent dosages. Unlike glucosamine sulfate and HCl forms that are most commonly used in clinical trials, glucosamine does not have active intestinal transport. In some preparations, glucosamine is combined with chondroitin sulfate.

Glucosamine sulfate provides pain relief and improved function in knee OA (11). In a recent 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, prospective study by Bruyere et al, 212 patients with knee OA were evaluated to determine the effect of glucosamine and chondroitin on symptom and structure modification in knee OA (12). In patients who had mild OA and were in the highest quartile of baseline mean joint space narrowing, glucosamine was associated with a trend (p=0.10) towards a significant reduction in joint space narrowing (13). The authors reported indistinguishable symptomatic efficacies for both compounds as indicated by two 3-year, double-blinded, controlled studies (14,15).

Chondroitin sulfate occurs naturally in human cartilage, bone, cornea, skin and the arterial wall. Preparations of chondroitin sulfate are derived form bovine and calf cartilage. Careful selection of cattle to avoid herds contaminated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy must be considered. Chondroitin sulfate is a larger and more poorly absorbed; <10% intestinal absorption compared to 90% for glucosamine sulfate (10).

Several small, short-term, 3- to 12-month, randomized placebo controlled clinical trials to evaluate the effects on chondroitin sulfate/placebo or NSAID have demonstrated modest reductions in knee OA pain and improved function (16). Sustained effects have been reported up to 3 months after discontinuation of chondroitin sulfate (17).

Few studies have attempted to evaluate the potential chondroprotective effects of chondroitin sulfate by observing the progression of radiographic changes of OA (18,19). Using a computerized technique to evaluate joint space narrowing, patients were treated with 800 mg chondroitin sulfate/day or with placebo (18). After 1 year, joint space narrowing had decreased significantly in placebo-treated patients but had not changed from the baseline value in the chondroitin sulfate treatment group. In a 3-year trial, hand radiographs of 119 patients with OA were evaluated, of which 34 received chondroitin sulfate 400 mg/day and 85 patients received placebo (19). A significant decrease in the number of patients with new erosive OA was observed in the chondroitin sulfate group compared to the placebo group.

Reports of small, randomized controlled trials have examined the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for knee OA pain and low back pain have been reported. It is important to note that these studies treatments were not consistent and included both oral and intravenous glucosamine, glucosamine HCl, and manganese ascorbate. In general studies using chondroitin sulfate combined with other agents (eg, glucosamine sulfate), improved symptoms of OA compared to placebo (9).

Precautions and Possible Side Effects:

There are no known contraindications to glucosamine supplementation. Glucosamine appears safe and has few short-term side effects. Pregnant women, children, and very elderly people should avoid glucosamine since no studies among these specific populations exist. Patients taking blood-thinners should be extremely careful if they take glucosamine combined with chondroitin. Chondroitin is chemically similar to blood-thinning drugs such as heparin, warfarin, and even aspirin, and could cause excessive bleeding. Possible side effects of glucosamine include nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, drowsiness, skin rash, and headache. There has been an unsubstantiated concern that glucosamine derived from the shellfish exoskeletons may cause reactions in people allergic to shellfish. One case study reports the exacerbation of an asthma attack associated with the use of a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement prescribed for OA pain (20). A recent 3-month, randomized, placebo-controlled trial did not demonstrate elevated blood glucose levels associated with glucosamine use (21). Insufficient data exist regarding possible interactions between glucosamine and other dietary supplements.

Recommendations:

Glucosamine sulfate 1500 mg daily in divided doses for patient with symptomatic OA may be considered. Response is slower than NSAIDs. Discontinuation is recommended if there is no documented response after 3 months.

Chondroitin sulfate may be considered in the treatment of pain from OA and may be given in the amount of 1,200 mg/day or 400 mg tid. Efficacy of a single daily dose of 1,200 mg/day does not seem to differ from that of 400 mg given tid.

References:

10. Deal C, Moskowitz R. Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents in osteoarthritis. The role of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and collagen hydrolysate. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 1999;25:379-95.

11. Miller DC, Richardson J. Does glucosamine relieve arthritis joint pain? J Fam Pract 2003;52:645-7.

12. Bruyere O, Honore A, et al. Correlation between radiographic severity of knee osteoarthritis and future disease progression. Results from a 3 year prospective, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effect of glucosamine sulfate. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2003;1:1-5.

13. Crolle G, D'Este.. Glucosamine sulfate for the management of arthrosis. Curr Med Res Opin 1980;7:104-9.

14. Pavelka K, Gatterova J, Olejarova M, Machacek S, Giacovelli G, Rovati L. Glucosamine sulfate use and delay of progression of knee osteoarthritis: a 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Arch Intern Med 2002;162:2113-23.

15. Reginster J, Deroisy R, Rovati L, et al. Long-term effects of glucosamine sulphate on osteoarthritis progression: a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Lancet 2001;357:251-6.

16. Morreale P, Manopulo R, Galati M, et al. Comparison of the anti-inflammatory efficacy of chondroitin sulfate and diclofenac sodium in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol 1996;23:1835-39.

17. Bourgeois P, Chales G, Dehais J, Delcambre B, Kuntz J, Rozenberg S. Efficacy and tolerability of chondroitin sulfate 1200 mg/day vs chondroitin sulfate 3 x 400 mg/day vs placebo. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998;6 Suppl A:25-30.

18. Uebelhart D, Thonar E, Delmas PD, et al. Chondroitin 4 and 6 sulfate: A symptomatic slow-acting drug for osteoarthritis does also have structural modifying properties. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 1997;5:70.

19. Verbruggen G, Goemaere S, Veys EM. Chondroitin sulfate S/DMOAD (Structure/Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis (OA) Drug) in the treatment of OA of the finger joints. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 1997;5:70.

20. Tallia AF, Cardone DA. Asthma exacerbation associated with glucosamine-chondroitin suppplement. J Am Board Fam Pract 2002;15:481-4.


OFFER OF THE MONTH

4. Offer of the month are special offers on our magnetic devices available only to our newsletter subscriber.


As joint care is the topic of the month, I have outsourced a special deal for you on the ultimate joint care formula. click on the link below for more information

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IMPORTANT LINKS

5. links to specific products and information on magnetic therapy and other natural methods of pain relief.


Latest research in magnetic therapy


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Ask the experts your questions


Audio Interviews of real people


Magnetic Therapy Devices for pain relief

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