Earlier this week, I told you, once again, just how transformative even the smallest amount of exercise can be to your health.
And as much as I’m an advocate for exercise, what if I told you there’s one joint supplement that offers the same life-saving benefits?
This may sound like science fiction. But one recent study suggests one of the oldest supplements in your medicine cabinet can do just that…
A new use for an old standby
A new epidemiological study from researchers at West Virginia University recently appeared in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Results suggest that the popular joint supplement glucosamine could cut your death risk as effectively as regular exercise.
This team looked at data from more than 16,500 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 1999 and 2010. Subjects were all older—at least 40-years-old. Scientists analyzed their data alongside mortality figures from 2015.
Researchers controlled a long list of life-shortening factors—like age, gender, smoking habits, and exercise levels. And they still found that taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements every day for a year or longer slashed all-cause mortality by a whopping 39 percent.
Not only that, but the supplements were also linked with a staggering 65 percent reduction in heart-related death—including death from stroke, coronary artery disease, and stroke.
Safe, effective, and lifesaving
Now, I must point out the obvious here. As an epidemiological study, this research doesn’t prove cause and effect—only an association. It also doesn’t mean that you can—or should—start popping glucosamine in place of exercise.
But it isn’t the first time that research has revealed the life-saving benefits of glucosamine, either…
In fact, just last year, I shared research showing that taking glucosamine lowered risk of total heart disease events by 15 percent. And lowered risk of stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD), and heart disease death by as much as 22 percent.
Plus, other studies—like the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) study, for example—have shown that taking glucosamine for at least four days a week for three years can lower total mortality risk by as much as 17 percent.
Bottom line? Glucosamine is safe and effective, with the track record to prove it. So if you’re already taking it for arthritis relief, by all means, keep doing so. And if you aren’t? Well, any way you slice it, the potential health benefits give you a pretty good reason to start.
I recommend 250 mg of N-acetyl glucosamine twice daily from a high-quality supplement, which you should be able to find at your local vitamin shop.
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“Glucosamine may reduce overall death rates as effectively as regular exercise, study suggests.” Science Daily, 12/01/2020. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201201171726.htm)