Bits & Bites #184 - Health: Glucosamine, Collagen and Toxins

Sunday 17 September 2017

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Difference between Glucosamine/Chondroitin v. Collagen

Cartilage is the connective tissue found in many parts of the body, including the knees. In a simple explanation, cartilage (comprising collagen and proteoglycans) is produced by the bones. As we age, even more so above 40 years old, lesser cartilage tissue is produced, and together with wear and tear, there will be lesser cushion amongst the bones, causing pain and inflammation. In other words, if the raw material is already low, and yet the bone is still forced to produce cartilage, the bone would really suffer.

Consumption of glucosamine stimulates the bones to produce or grow more cartilage.

(i) However, in older people where bone density is lower, glucosamine doesn't work so well anymore. As such, consuming glucosamine is not so effective. Further, over time, the bone becomes more and more porous, resulting in osteoporosis problem.

(ii) In the process of stimulating the bone, some residual by-products are produced. This substance cannot be excreted easily and stay in the kidney. In the long term, it will cause burden to this organ.

That is why people who want to take glucosamine are advised to consume in a cycle of 3 months and stopping for 1 month, so that the residual waste can be excreted out.

On the other hand, Vitaking is already in collagen form. It can immediately supplement and form more cartilage. So Vitaking does not hurt our bones at all. It reduces inflammation and swelling and therefore the associated joint pain. There is no side effects and no burden to the kidney.


Toxins are things that enter your body, but after digestion and absorption, is the leftover that is not used by the body but is also unable to be passed out. Storage of these waste materials in the body creates toxins.


Lingzhi is a superior herb and is categorised as an Adaptogen, in that it does not cure but enables the body to heal itself. An Adaptogen possesses these 3 qualities:

(a) It is Non-toxic.
(b) It is Non-specific.
(c) It has overall Normalising effect.

This makes Lingzhi a multi-functional healthfood that is able to help with many health conditions.


Not all Lingzhi products in the market are the same.
Shuang Hor has taken an extra step to prove the Effectiveness and Safety of its Lingzhi by obtaining various reputable third party accreditations including from Taiwan Health Authority, as well as from Japan and the Singapore government.
This builds confidence that Shuang Hor's Lingzhi works and people can consume with peace of mind.


To raise your health to a higher level, you must first throw out the toxins. During this process, you will feel some discomfort, which is called healing reactions. Imagine you live in a big bungalow but you have never cleaned it for 40 years. If you get 1 worker to do the work, he won't be able to handle it. But if you deploy 20 workers, the work can be done efficiently and quickly. The cleansing process will create temporary disruptions but it is normal and something we should welcome. This is a detox process. The discomfort is only temporary.

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This post is part of a weekly series sharing Bits of mishmash on health, my business and life in general, which I find inspirational, enlightening or enriching. And Bites of delicious food I have enjoyed.

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