- MFG # 0195
- UPC # 719985195433
Natural shellfish extract which supports the health of joints and other connective tissues.*
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 aggregates 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.
Glycosaminoglycans are the molecules responsible for most of the amazing properties of cartilage; glucosamine sulfate is the primary building block of glycosaminoglycans (see chart on reverse).
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 connective tissues. A proposed mechanism which may help explain the effectiveness of dietary glucosamine sulfate suggests that‚ although the body can make glucosamine sulfate from other starting materials‚ there are steps along the way which may be rate limiting and/or which may decrease with increasing age.*
Each tablet contains:
Potassium (as potassium chloride) 90 MG
Glucosamine sulfate (from 667 mg KCl Shellfish extract) 500 MG
One or more tablets per day. Take with food.
Consult your healthcare professional.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Corn Free
- Egg Free
- Milk Free
- Soy Free
- Sodium Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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