Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for October 07, 2006


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A couple of days cutting back my vitamins and it was a mistake. For the past few days, I’ve had a very weird kind of feeling in the tips of my fingers. Not a tingling sensation but a nerve type feeling. Can’t describe it any other way and for some reason, it goes away with the Omega 3 supplement.

Back to my routine of the regular vitamins…

It’s a long story but I lost the St. John’s Wort I bought at my doctor’s suggestion. Turns out, I left it in the back seat of the car and forgot about it. I found it today so I’ll start taking it like he said. Once a day slowing increasing it over three weeks until I see him again.

I mentioned my weak knees to my father in law and he recommended something called Glucosamine. I know I always see it in the health food stores but I’m not sure what it is or what it does. He goes onto explain how Glucosamine helps him with joint pain and says he got results the same day he tried it. I think my weak knees are from a magnesium deficiency but since I’m back to taking my vitamins again, I’ll add Glucosamine.

What Exactly is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine is an amino sugar necessary for the construction of connective tissue and healthy cartilage. It is the critical building block of proteoglycans and other substances that form protective tissues. These proteoglycans are large protein molecules that act like a sponge to hold water giving connective tissues elasticity and cushioning effects. This also provides a buffering action to help protect against excessive wear and tear of the joints. Without glucosamine, our tendons, ligaments, skin, nails, bones, mucous membranes, and other body tissues can not form properly.

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October 20, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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