Glucosamine is an amino monosaccharide produced by chondrocyte cells (the cells found in cartilage that are responsible for the synthesis, maintenance, and regeneration of cartilage) and used to make glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans. GAGs and proteoglycans are the structural molecules that make up the connective tissues of the skin, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Glucosamine supplementation helps to provide the building blocks of these structural molecules, thereby supporting the maintenance of healthy joint tissues.
Chondroitin sulfate is another very important naturally occurring constituent of cartilage tissue. Chondroitin sulfate has been shown to work along with glucosamine to encourage healthy cartilage production.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic form of the mineral sulfur, found naturally in plants. Sulfur, provided by MSM, is widely recognized in promoting healthy skin, joints, bone, hair and nails. Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM can help to support healthy joint and connective tissue.*
Cautions and Interactions
Persons with known allergies to shellfish should not take this product. The only side effects reported with chondroitin sulfate usage appear to be mild gastrointestinal incidents. Similar adverse reactions have been reported with glucosamine and MSM, yet both of these compounds also are often suggested as supporting GI-tract health and function. It was thought that glucosamine might adversely affect insulin sensitivity, but clinical trials have disproven this.
The use of MSM can lead to the occurrence of an abnormal resonance in the in vivo brain proton MR spectrum as well as in an in vitro cerebrospinal fluid NMR study, hence should be revealed prior to undergoing these or related diagnostic tests.
These products are intended for the following protocol: Joint Support.
Liquid Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM 16 oz
A Dietary Supplement
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (15 mL)
Servings Per Container: 31
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin C 125 mg
(as Ascorbic Acid)
Manganese 4 mg
(from Manganese AAC*)
Sodium 60 mg
Potassium 5 mg
Glucosamine HCl 750 mg
Chondroitin Sodium Sulfate 600 mg
(from Bovine Cartilage)
MSM 150 mg
Other ingredients: De-ionized Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Fructose, Malic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Natural Beta-Carotene and Natural Flavors.
SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablespoon (15 mL) twice daily.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING TO PRESERVE FLAVOR.
Contains shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, crayfish) derivative.
Contains NO starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, or artificial colors or flavors.