Glucosamine That Melts On Your Tongue

March 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Health


Many adults take glucosamine to treat symptoms relating to osteoarthritis, joint stress and injury and in order to protect joints and connective tissue as we age. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is produced in the body from glucose, and is essential for the production of cartilage and synovial fluid. It is normally taken as a supplement in tablet form, but as the suggested daily dose is 1500mg not everyone is happy with swallowing fairly large tablets.

If that’s you, then a new form of glucosamine might be the answer.

Flexi-melt™ is a high purity form of Glucosamine Hydrochloride in the form of a natural citrus flavoured tablet that Flexi-melt that utilises, a unique ‘Soft-melt’ system, which means that tablets feel smooth on the tongue before quickly disintegrating in the mouth. Each Flexi-melt tablet contains 750mg of glucosamine hydrochloride, with a high percentage (83%) of actual glucosamine. .

There are two forms of glucosamine and it helps to know which one your supplement contains. Glucosamine sulphate or glucosamine hydrochloride: glucosamine hydrochloride is a smaller molecule than sulphate and contains a higher percentage (83%) of glucosamine than the sulphate (65%). This means that you need to take less glucosamine hydrochloride to achieve the recommended daily dose of 1500mg. Compared to glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hcl does not contain potassium salts which makes it a better choice if you are on any medication for hypertension.

Dr Patricia Mcnair specializes in Medicine for the Elderly at Milford Hospital, Surrey, England backs up the claims for glucosamine: “Studies have shown that glucosamine can help to keep the joints healthy and may, for example, reduce the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. And unlike some other common pain relievers it has a good safety profile “

The recommended daily dose of Flexi-melt is two tablets a day and you should find it in leading pharmacies and health food shops. If not, go to the website at