Glucosamine and Chondroitin are recognized as the leading
supplements for maintenance of healthy joints. Our Double Strength Glucosamine
Chondroitin is a high potency formulation that 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 supporting healthy
joint function. Glucosamine Sulfate is the form best absorbed by the body and
the one most commonly used to promote joint health.
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 Double Strength Glucosamine & Chondroitin
Complex is available in 60, 120 and 240 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
Commonly used by medical practitioners in treatment of joint
May support healthy inflammation response
May help alleviate progressive joint damage
Shown to speed healing of joint sprains and muscle Strains
May promote healthy healing and lessen scarring from wounds or surgery
Shows promise in the treatment of kidney stones (more research is needed
to substantiate any claims)
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
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.
Responsible for repair and maintenance of cartilage and connective
May limit the effects of degeneration associated with decreasing water
content of cartilage
May support joint health and lower pain associated with joint disorders
May support healthy inflammatory response
Often used along with glucosamine and manganese for treatment of joint
May be useful in treatment of joint-related sports injuries
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
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