- MFG # 0193
- UPC # 719985193491
Glucosamine and chondroitin are the primary building blocks of gycosaminoglycans‚ which are the building blocks for larger proteoglycans.
Natural shellfish extract and natural beef cartilage extract which supports
the health of joints and other connective tissues and helps promote the
healing process and cardiovascular health.*
Because joints are involved in movement‚ most often in a “weight bearing” situation‚ extremely powerful cushioning and strength are required to handle the pressure placed on bones at the joints. This is accomplished with articular cartilage‚ special tissue which covers the ends of bones at the site of a joint or‚ in the case of the spine‚ the presence of intervertebral discs between the bones of the spine. These and other connective tissue structures‚ including tendons and ligaments‚ owe their flexibility‚ resilience and powerful shock absorbing abilities
to cartilage. Cartilage is a combination of water (to provide lubrication)‚ glycosaminoglycans (complex biomolecular agg- regates which attract and hold water)‚ the tough flexible protein collagen‚ plus other proteins and cellular material. These substances combine to give cartilage its incredible shock absorbing and cushioning qualities. Even in this era of advanced material science‚ the amazing properties of cartilage cannot be synthetically duplicated. Chondroitin sulfate is a type of glycosaminoglycan (GAG)‚ a critical component of even larger structures
called proteoglycans‚ major constituents of connective tissues. GAGs consist of long heteropolysaccharide chains (derived from the smaller glucosamine building blocks) and associated proteins. They have the unique ability to hold large amounts of water within their structure and are thus able to create a viscous gel-like matrix. This matrix‚ also known as the ground substance‚ helps support and stabilize cellular and fibrous components of
connective and other tissues‚ while at the same time helping maintain water and salt balance. GAGs are essential to the proper structure and function of many tissues‚ especially the connective tissues of joints‚ skin‚ eyes‚ and cardiovascular system. GAGs are also responsible for the amazing resilience‚ strength and cushioning properties of cartilage. Chondroitin is the most abundant GAG in the body and is especially important to cartilage‚ tendons‚ ligaments and aorta. Over and above its role in helping promote healthy joints and connective tissue‚ chondroitin sulfate supports proper healing and cardiovascular health. This is most likely due to its fundamental role in connective tissue health which‚ in addition to joints‚ is a key component of skin and blood vessels.
Glycosaminoglycans are the molecules responsible for most of the amazing properties of cartilage; glucosamine sulfate is the primary building block of glycosaminoglycans. With age‚ cartilage can begin to deteriorate as its metabolism‚ maintenance and regeneration processes decrease. This can be even more pronounced in patients with prior joint injuries‚ excess weight or those consuming a poor diet. Recent scientific studies have confirmed that supplementing the diet with glucosamine sulfate can help maintain and promote the health of joints and other
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Each Capsule contains:
Potassium (as potassium chloride) 90 mg
Glucosamine sulfate (from 667 mg KCl Shellfish extract) 500 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate (from 444 mg natural beef cartilage extract) 400 mg
One or more capsules per day. Take with food.
Consult your healthcare professional.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Corn Free
- Egg Free
- Milk Free
- Soy Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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from West Hills, Ca
I have used Glucosamine Chondroitin for more than 6 years now. It was prescribed by my chiropractor.
√ I would recommend this item to a friend.
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