(Health-NewsWire.Net, October 09, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Mountain or rock climbing is a highly physical and intensive activity as it involves battling gravity. Climbers are more likely to suffer from certain setbacks such as injuries. The good news is that there are supplements that are potentially helpful to the health and performance of climbers.
Glucosamine is believed to be one of the best rock climbing supplements available today. Climbers are highly susceptible to torn pulleys, joint pain, shoulder injuries, tendonitis, and injured tendons or ligaments. Following a healthy diet, such as eating whole grains, protein, fruits and vegetables, and avoiding over-training are the most important remedies against these setbacks.
‘There are many supplements recommended for rock climbers, and one of the most popular ones is glucosamine. Glucosamine is a popular alternative among many athletes nowadays," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to research, glucosamine is one of the most recommended remedies for climbers. It is a better alternative to NSAIDs, which only work by masking pain. Climbers rely on their bones and connective tissues such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Cartilage trauma is believed to be healed through glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation, or even better with the combination of vitamin E. Tendon cells, on the other hand, require antioxidants as well as collagen-building nutrients such as manganese, copper, and glucosamine.
Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect the bones and stabilize the joints. Optimal nutrition is believed to help make ligaments stronger and more immune to injury. The healing of injured ligaments may last for six months, but during this time, extra nutrients such as healthy proteins and glucosamine are needed.
Glucosamine has been catching the interest of many renowned researchers. Cartilage typically undergoes a breakdown and repair process. However, with climbers, breakdown is more frequent than repair. As a matter of fact, many climbers suffer from wear-and-tear arthritis, which leads to swelling, pain, and even deformity.
In 2006, the National Institute of Health conducted the GAIT study. It was found that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has significantly improved pain and function in participants who suffered from moderate to severe osteoarthritis pain. The improvement happened among 79 percent of the subjects. It is also more interesting to note that the natural alternatives have outperformed a popular pain relief drug.
Glucosamine supplements are widely available in the market today. Some of the best supplements contain other natural ingredients, in addition to glucosamine. These ingredients are MSM, chondroitin, and turmeric, which are all-natural and therapeutic (amazon.com/Glucosamine-Sulfate-Chondroitin-Supplement-Turmeric/dp/B00DUMO9X4).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life.
Michelle O Sullivan