From time to time, during power loads, the joints are injured, lowering their shock-absorbing function. Numerous flexion and extension movements systematically thin the cartilage tissue. In this regard, prophylactic strengthening of connective tissues with the help of specialized supplements will not be superfluous for all intensive trainers.
In addition, if you feel a slight discomfort in the area of the ligamentous apparatus, you should think about preventing the development of complications and use products to regenerate the structure of the joints. Anti-inflammatory drugs temporarily relieve the symptoms of the disease and oblige to maintain the therapeutic effect for a long time.
Athletes who seek to maintain the health of joints and ligaments use specialized drugs that contain glucosamine and chondroitin. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM organic sulfur), as well as collagen and its hydrolysates, are periodically used in addition. Preparations for ligaments and joints are harmless, designed to strengthen the structure of cartilage tissue, reduce the risk of serious diseases, and ensure joint mobility.
How do drugs for joints and ligaments work?
One of the most well-known components for maintaining healthy joints and ligaments is glucosamine. With mild discomfort in the knee joint or other problems that are outlined in relation to the ligamentous apparatus, a two-month course of glucosamine can be used. It is rapidly absorbed and consumed at a dosage of 1500 mg per day, it would be more correct to divide it into 2-3 doses of 500 mg each.
The joint cavity is filled with a thick elastic mass as a lubricant preventing chafing and wear of the joint surfaces and works as a shock absorber. Glucosamine promotes the regeneration of the synovial fluid of the joint and suppresses the destructive effect of enzymes.
Chondroitin is mainly used in conjunction with glucosamine at dosages of 800-1200 mg per day. Chondroitin helps to strengthen connective cartilage tissue and inhibits the destructive effect of enzymes that dissolve connective tissue during inflammation.
Scientists have found that the use of the chondroitin + glucosamine ligament improves the condition of patients with moderate pain, and the advanced stage is less amenable to treatment. In this regard, if you feel discomfort in the joints, you should think about the prophylactic use of chondroitin and glucosamine.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a compound that contains organic sulfur and can be found in joint and ligament preparations in addition to glucosamine and chondroitin as an anti-inflammatory component.
Collagen is a protein found in the basis of connective tissue. Collagen type II has a positive therapeutic effect on inflamed joints. The use of collagen type II in a course of 3 months helped people with rheumatoid arthritis without any side effects.
In combination with preparations for joints and ligaments, it is better to take calcium, magnesium, vitamin D or general mineral complexes to strengthen bone tissue. Due to the fact that during power loads, not only muscle growth occurs, but also the compaction of bones, therefore, these substances will become necessary. With the help of these drugs and proper nutrition, you can achieve results in sports without harm to your health.