Recovery™, Revisited.

December 2018

By Frederick Cheng (R.Ph), and Christine Cheng (R.Ph)

Glucosamine will not work alone to rebuild your joints.  This is true of both the hydrochloride and sulphate forms of glucosamine.  Adding chondroitin may only slightly increase the benefits.  Everyday, we have arthritic clients coming into our pharmacies remarking how they have gone through “giant Costco-sized bottles” of glucosamine/chondroitin products with little or no benefit to their joints.  This does not surprise us one bit.  Fortunately, Recovery™ has been around for nearly 2 decades, greatly benefiting our human and horse/dog/cat clients at Cloverdale Pharmasave and Pharmasave Steveston Village.

Glucosamine is part of a group of building-block molecules in the body called “glycosaminoglycans” (or “GAG’s”).  These serve as the materials that the body requires to rebuild perpetually-degrading connective tissues, including being a key player in your cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.  However, without the supporting ingredients, such as MSM, betaine, magnesium, hyaluronic acid and strong antioxidants (eg. Vit.C, Vit.E, green-tea extract, black-tea extract, grape-seed extract, resveratrol), the body’s regenerative potential in the joint area is limited.  Recovery Extra Strength™ contain all these molecules in convenient capsules or powder.  Not only do they act as strong anti-inflammatory agents, but they can also allow glucosamine to work a lot better by providing a favourable cellular environment (eg. for better nutrient assimilation and utilization at the joint level).  There is also indication that products like Recovery™ can help with various gut issues.

Those of you that are suffering from osteo-arthritis and looking for a way to take away pain by rebuilding the lost joint cartilage should consider trying Recovery Extra Strength™.  Do not hesitate for too long, because it generally takes 2-4 weeks to realize results and 4-8 weeks for maximal benefits.  It is something you would need to take indefinitely.  Be sure to consult your integrative physician or pharmacist before starting Recovery™, and trust us at Pharmasave Steveston Village for the best dosing and product information not available at other stores.

Christine and Fred Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-owned and operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. 

***All information posted and shared by Cloverdale Pharmasave is offered to provide information and choices regarding nutritional support for various health concerns, none of which is intended to be a treatment protocol for any disease state. The information does not replace seeking professional advice from your physician. Consult your health care practitioner before taking dietary supplements.

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