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Star ingredient for joint health - Glucosamine by Janeen Howard

Star ingredient for joint health - Glucosamine by Janeen Howard


By Janeen Howard - qualified natural health practitioner and Technical Manager at GO Healthy.

Janeen Howard is the Technical Manager for GO Healthy with over 18 years experience in the natural health industry. A fully qualified Medical Herbalist with a Diploma in Natural Products and Nutritional Medicine, Janeen is passionate about finding a balance in life and improving health through the use of natural products and supplements. You will see Janeen regularly on TV3's The Café talking to viewers about GO Healthy supplements.


If I were to ask you what natural ingredient is required for joint health, chances are you would say….. Glucosamine! And you are right! Glucosamine is extremely well known for helping support strong and healthy joints.

But is Glucosamine best taken by itself, or with other ingredients? What are the best options? First, let’s take a closer look at this star ingredient, Glucosamine.

Glucosamine is produced naturally in the body and is essential for building cartilage. Cartilage acts as a cushion between joints, preventing the bones from rubbing against each other and helping to reduce friction in the joint with movement. The bad news is that as we age, our bodies Glucosamine levels are reduced, which can lead to joint deterioration. Supplementing with Glucosamine will help our joints and cartilage stay in top shape as we grow older, and play a key role in mobility.

Because wear and tear on joints can cause stiffness and limit mobility, incorporating ingredients to help address these issues are also recommended. Ginger and Turmeric are well known herbs to support comfort levels. Both of these herbs also offer powerful antioxidant protection protecting your cells and joints from the effects of free radical damage.

The herb Celery supports fluid balance in the joint, supporting a healthy range of movement. Celery is also a valuable herb for supporting normal uric acid levels and eliminating toxins from the body.

Let’s not forget about Vitamin D. Vitamin D can only be obtained in small amounts in the diet, and most of our body’s Vitamin D is produced in our skin when it is exposed to sunlight. Too little of this important vitamin in the diet can lead to weakened bones, therefore supplementing with Vitamin D3 is essential for developing and maintaining healthy bones.

Combining these essential ingredients with Fish Oil supplementation can offer additional support, helping to lubricate the joints and provide support for stiff, tired joints.

Glucosamine is an amazing ingredient for joint health. Combining Glucosamine with these additional ingredients help to provide a synergistic approach to joint health and care. 

GO Glucosamine 1-A-Day contains all the ingredients necessary for joint health, in the one product, and all supplied in a complete, 1-A-Day capsule dose. Each capsule contains a high strength Glucosamine, along with the benefits of Chondroitin, Ginger, Turmeric, Celery and Vitamin D. GO Glucosamine 1-A-Day is the ideal product for providing extra support for repair of damaged joints, cartilage and bone health.


Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist consult your Healthcare Professional. GO Healthy, Wellington. Made in New Zealand from select imported ingredients. TAPS: PP1609