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Knee pain relief for long-distance runner... without side effects
on January 2, 2011
Immediately after I complete a run of at least 8 miles, my knees ache. Never when I'm running, just after. To combat this, I've tried a few Glucosamine & Chondroitin & MSM products. I can tell a definite improvement (no pain in my knees after a long run) within about two weeks. So, at least for me, the key components in this product are helpful.
I tried to get these components via chews, but was chewing so many of these calorie-laden chews that my jaw started to hurt. You may laugh -- but really, it was anywhere from 3 to 6 very tough "chews" (and I use that term loosely; they were like stale Tootsie Rolls). There had to be a better way.
I tried to get these components via a few powder brands (adding a scoop to my post-workout shake), but my stomach would get upset a few hours later -- serious cramping and bloating.
Then I tried Wellesse. First off, the taste is great when mixed into my chocolate shake. The recommended dose doesn't add a significant number of sugar calories. The cost per dose is reasonable. And most importantly, I get that same benefit of Glucosamine & Chondroitin & MSM (after two weeks of consistent use, no joint pain after a long run) without any of the drawbacks I experienced with the other products.
One lesson learned: sometimes Wellesse will have a few particles when I pour it into my drink (which messes up a smooth shake). Shaking my recovery drink after adding the Wellesse wasn't fixing the problem... but if you shake the Wellesse bottle first, problem averted. Guess the Wellesse wants its own vigorous shake to break up its small clumps. That's an extra shake worth doing, in my opinion.