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What do I use in cartilage injury and future osteoarthritis?

2017 February 23

A crack was found in the cartilage behind my kneecap (due to injury). Now I have trouble bending the knee and need to do physiotherapy. Also, the orthopedist has told me that I will develop osteoarthritis over time. I’m 36 now. Which products do you recommend for me in my case?


Our experience is that symptoms in the back of the kneecap respond poorly to treatment with glucosamine and chondroitin. We have achieved reasonable good results with ASU Forte and Arthro-5. But that applies to people with patellofemoral chondropathy (soft and ‘bad’ cartilage at the back of kneecap). So far we have no feedback from people who have used our supplements in case of damage to the kneecap as a result of an injury.

For people with patellofemoral chondropathy the ingredient ASU seems to be an essential component to decrease the symptoms. Both ASU Forte and Arthro-5 contain ASU.[arthro-5-rechts]

Arthro-5 is very likely stronger than ASU Forte. Arthro-5 includes the familiar ingredients glucosamine and chondroitin. In addition it contains MSM and hyaluronic acid.

You may alternate the use of Arthro-5 and ASU Forte (every 3 months). This way you can see which one inhibits the pain the best. Unfortunately, the best pain inhibition does not always mean that the cartilage is protected at its best. Of chondroitin it’s known that it often does not do much when it comes to pain, but that it can strongly inhibit wear.

Because the ingredient ASU may be used as a double dose you can even choose to use ASU Forte and Arthro-5 simultaneously.

For normal knee osteoarthritis the ingredients glucosamine and chondroitin have a strong inhibitory effect on the wear. If osteoarthritis can be postponed or delayed in your case is difficult to say. I do think Arthro-5 (possibly supplemented by ASU Forte) will be the most successful of all joint relief supplements.


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