Of Glucosamine and Glycerin

Of Glucosamine and Glycerin

Aug 17, 2019 · 5 min read
While at work, if you have a coworker comes in with a boot from Gout, a crutch, and one arm in a sling from Bursitis, you might want to encourage that person to take a day or two vacation before things get worse. A friend of mine came into work in such a condition and I bought her a bottle of Glucosamine, only to find out she was allergic to anything that had seafood in it (that’s one of the main sources of glucosamine — and don’t get me started on the health benefits of sea food — not to mention how DELICIOUS it is!).

If you ever have inflammation around your joints, your doctor might suggest taking Glucosamine. “Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It works to build connective tissue, cartilage, ligaments and other structures in our body. Plus, it lubricates and strengthens the joints, enabling smooth movement [1, 2].

Chemically speaking, glucosamine is a relatively simple substance. It’s classified as an amino sugar. Shellfish (lobsters, shrimp, crabs) are rich in chitin, a highly-resistant material made of long chains of glucosamine. Manufacturers use them as raw material for glucosamine supplements [3].

Animal bones and connective tissue are also decent food sources of glucosamine [3].

In the US, glucosamine is among the most popular dietary supplement for adults. Many professional athletes rely on it, especially those with joint issues [4, 5, 6].

But glucosamine is not just for athletes. The European League Against Rheumatism recommends glucosamine as a treatment for osteoarthritis, the leading chronic joint disease in older people [7].

Snapshot of Glucosamine

  • Helps with osteoarthritis and other joint diseases
  • Boosts cartilage recovery
  • May relieve gut inflammation
  • May improve cardiovascular health
  • Hydrates the skin and removes dark spots
  • Beneficial joint effects are weak
  • May cause digestive side effects
  • Requires long-term treatment
  • May raise blood glucose and eye pressure
  • Interacts with blood thinners

(source: https://selfhacked.com/blog/glucosamine/)


Remember the song, Glycerin from the musical group called Bush? This album was the coolest thing anyone in middle school / junior high school could possible have with them. My friends and I debated the word regress vs. retrogression, from the lyrics of the Glycerin song, as we walked over a mile, to school in the morning and over a mile home after school got out. It was great!

  • “Gavin Rossdale wrote this about his relationship with his girlfriend at the time, a model named Jasmine Lewis. She is credited as a backup vocalist on the Sixteen Stone album. Rossdale dated her for about five years before their breakup, which was exasperated by busy schedules that kept them apart. Gavin’s next relationship was with Gwen Stefani, whom he met when her band No Doubt was opening for Bush on the Sixteen Stone tour. They got married in 2002.
  • Glycerine is a chemical used in perfumes and medicines and also to preserve food. The title comes from the explosive applications of glycerine to stabilize nitro. Rossdale said the song was about how love was like a bomb. >>
  • This song came together very quickly for Rossdale, who wrote it in his London flat. When he played it for the band, he felt there was something “ancient and mystical” about it. “I was like a conduit,” he told Entertainment Weekly in 2017. “Something about it was bigger than anything we were doing.”
  • The video, directed by Kevin Kerslake, won the Viewer Choice Award at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. Kerslake directed four Nirvana videos, and also worked with Soundgarden, R.E.M. and Stone Temple Pilots.
  • When a popular producer named Desmond Child heard this song, he thought Rossdale was singing “Kiss The Rain.” When he found out that wasn’t the title, he started writing a song called “Kiss The Rain” for Billie Myers. It became her first single and hit #15 in the US. >>
  • The Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever” is referenced in the line, “We live in a wheel where everyone steals, but when we rise it’s like strawberry fields.” Bush loved The Beatles and it was John Lennon and Paul McCartney who inspired them to form a band. >>
  • Gavin Rossdale talked about his Beatles reference and the meaning of the song in an interview with Fuse: “In ‘Glycerine,’ it’s a cynical world. ‘Strawberry Fields’ is a Beatles reference because when people think of that song it makes them happy: it elevates you and it lifts you up. For me, it’s like a soft pillow. Most of my lyrics and most of the songs that I’ve written are about rising up against struggle and what you do within problems like the human condition. How we can screw up and how we can make up for it and what we can escape from and what we can win.” ( https://www.songfacts.com/songs/bush)”


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Any item you come across while reading — at work, commuting, or at home, or when you’re not working (Glucosamine, Glycerin or other songs . heart medications; blankets, beds from your needed extra nap; that delicious Orange Chicken meal from the Chinese restaurant down a few blocks from you), any fun detour or side attraction you stop at while on a road trip — ALL you have to do is upload a picture or paused video screenshot of that to your existing social media sites and Homemaide will send you a commission for every purchase your friends make.

AND — they don’t have to buy a space tourism trip (+$80,000 per person) or a Whole Foods location or satellite for you to earn a commission (but if they do, YOU will earn a commission from Homemaide on those larger purchases(!!!). If they rented the cheapest economy car or the cheapest pipette or the cheapest ingredient from one recipe, you’d still earn a commission off that. If they bought the item that was in your picture, video, or voice-automated update (like a rental car, Airbnb lodging, hotel stay, Lyft, Uber, Via trip) — they can purchase that (even as a e-giftcard) and ship that to a family member, relative, or friend. And after that purchase, yes, YOU will also earn a commission from that purchase.

Bottom Line is: whatever micro purchase or macro purchase your social network completed — YOU would earn a commission off of that purchase. If they bought any item from the pictures you uploaded, you’d earn money. That’s the magic of Homemaide.

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