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GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN, 100 tablets
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: promote joint and cartilage health, treat joint disorders, slow the progression of cartilage breakdown, lower pain associated with joint disorders.
Free of most common allergens | For Healthy Joints
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are recognized as the leading supplements for maintenance of healthy joints. Our Glucosamine Chondroitin provides a balanced combination of these nutritional supplements that promotes joint and cartilage health.
Research indicates that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate was more effective at slowing the progression of cartilage breakdown than either of these supplements alone. Recent studies have shown positive effects of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate preparations on osteoarthritis. Glucosamine Sulfate is the form best absorbed by the body and the one most commonly used to promote joint health.
In addition, this formula contains calcium, which is for maintenance of healthy bones and is essential to the battle against osteoporosis. For more detailed information on calcium, please reference the sheet on Cal-Mag.
The Chondroitin Sulfate used is sourced from the trachea of farm raised cattle, the Glucosamine Sulfate is derived from the processed shells of shrimp, lobster and crab. Our Glucosamine & Chondroitin Complex is available in 100 count tablets.
Glucosamine sulfate is an aminopolysaccharide, which is a combination of an amino acid (glutamine) and a sugar (glucose). Glucosamine is produced by the body and provides the raw material for substances that provide the foundation for many of the body's tissues including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, collagen to mention a few. Glucosamine also supports the health of tissues that make up many of the body's organs. Glucosamine may not work as quickly as pain relieving medications, but it may be more effective over time-this is because medications tend to wear off quickly, but glucosamine continues to work, sometimes for weeks after the supplements are discontinued. Research indicates that glucosamine may help to relieve the stiffness, pain and swelling associated with joint disorders. In a double-blind clinical trial that compared administration of 1200 mg ibuprofen to 1500 mg of Glucosamine Sulfate, test subjects taking Glucosamine Sulfate experienced less pain than those taking ibuprofen. Approximately 70 countries worldwide authorize glucosamine as a 'treatment' for persons with mild to moderately severe joint disorders.
Research Indicates Commonly used by medical practitioners in treatment of joint disorders May help alleviate progressive joint damage May promote healthy healing and lessen scarring from wounds or surgery May support healthy inflammation response Shown to speed healing of joint sprains and muscle strains Shows promise in the treatment of kidney stones (more research is needed to substantiate any claims)
Typical daily dosage ranges from 500-1500 mgs.
Cautions If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to taking Glucosamine Sulfate. Glucosamine sulfate may increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and could decrease the metabolic actions of insulin. Persons that have diabetes should consult a health care practitioner prior to using Glucosamine products. Persons allergic to shellfish should not use Glucosamine Sulfate. In rare cases mild digestive distress has been reported by those taking Glucosamine Sulfate, taking with a meal typically alleviates this response.
Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan, which is a long chain of specialized polysaccharides (or sugars). It is used in the body as a building block to form connective tissues such as cartilage; it is also present in the walls of blood vessels. It keeps cartilage fluid and elastic. Researchers believe that chondroitin sulfate works in two different ways: it provides the raw material needed to repair cartilage and it may block enzyme activity that breaks down cartilage. Recent studies indicate that chondroitin may be as effective at relief of joint pain as aspirin and other nonsteroidal medications without the gastrointestinal problems.
Research Indicates Responsible for repair and maintenance of cartilage and connective tissue May support joint health and lower pain associated with joint disorders Often used along with glucosamine and manganese for treatment of joint disorders May limit the effects of degeneration associated with decreasing water content of cartilage May support healthy inflammatory response May be useful in treatment of joint-related sports injuries
Typical dosages range from of 250-1200 mg per day.
Cautions If you take blood thinners or aspirin on a daily basis consult a health care practitioner prior to using chondroitin. Some chondroitin users report mild digestive distress, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if you experience this. If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to using chondroitin.
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