Why You Need To Take Omega-3 Containing Docosahexaenoic Acid With Your Glucosamine Sulfate
In a very popular post I did last month, I had shown with very clear evidence in a randomized, double-blind study that Glucosamine Sulfate did indeed increase the height in adults with fully fused growth plates. However, the increase is not really that much. On average, the subjects (only a few dozen) averaged about 3-4 mm of height increase. My claim at the end is that for some people who combine the supplement with stretching, they can go as high as 3 cm.
Now I have found evidence that shows that for the Glucosamine Sulfate to work effectively, or even work synergistically and have an improved effectiveness, it is a good idea to mix it with another type of supplement that is easily found in any local drug store (or you buy it online).
That supplement is Omega-3.
We have already started to get emails from people saying that after taking the Glucosamine Sulphate for 8 weeks consistently, they did not notice any results. That is to be expected for most people.
For most people, the Glucosamine Sulphate, which is the closest thing we have ever found to being a magic pill, will not work. If the supplement did work, it won’t work as well as most of us hoped for. Let’s remember that the original study I showed the readers, “Effects of Glucosamine Sulphate on Spinal Height: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study” had been referenced in a very popular well known UK based website, TheDaily.UK
The source is valid, but the average gain was just 3 mm. That was how much I gained as well, but it took 2 weeks. 3 mm is extremely hard to notice, unless you shave your hair, and perfect your measuring practice, which I did. Yes, some people noticed gains of even 3 cms, but those cases are very, very rare. however, they do happen.
When it doesn’t work, don’t be too disappointed, since the most likely outcome is that it won’t work, for the majority of people who try it. For some people (I am guessing most likely females) there will be noticeable results.
Here is where I am going to suggest adding something with the Glucosamine Sulphate to create a much more effective oral supplement mixture. Add it with the Omega-3 Supplement.
The studies I will reference are “Effect of glucosamine sulfate with or without omega-3 fatty acids in patients with osteoarthritis” & “Effects of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate on Cartilage Metabolism in OA: Outlook on Other Nutrient Partners Especially Omega-3 Fatty Acids” (Did not link to them but you can google the terms to get the full study)
In the studies, the researchers noticed that the combination of Glucosamine with Omega-3 worked much better at treating the pain of osteoarthritic than just Glucosamine. There is a unique synergistic mechanism that causes the two common supplements to work together.
From a completely logical point of view, It would be wrong of me to assume that any compound that can reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis will have potentially height increasing effects. However, it wouldn’t hurt to take at least one more supplement with the original supplement. Omega-3 supposedly is good for cognitive function as well.
I am not sure I am willing to say that orally ingesting the Omega-3 will finally give the height increase people are hoping with, but it seems to have some type of effect on the Glucosamine Sulphate which makes the effects stronger and more pronounced.