Four joint support products in one high potency formula!
WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Healthy cartilage needs three things: water to lubricate and nourish it, proteoglycans to attract and hold water, and collagen to hold the proteoglycans in place. Glucosamine is one of the main building blocks of water-loving proteoglycans.
Proteoglycans are like a rope that threads through collagen, which both lubricates and nourishes. If the cartilage is damaged, the cord thread weakens and "leaks", and the collagen loses its nourishment while the proteoglycans lose their grip and float away. Thus, the cartilage cannot withstand shocks, cracks and can wear out completely.
While glucosamine helps to form the proteoglycans that are found in the space of the cartilage, chondroitin sulphate acts as "liquid magnets". Chondroitin is a long chain of repeating nigans that draws fluid into proteoglycan molecules. This phenomenon is important for two reasons. 1.) The fluid acts as a spongy shock absorber, driving the nutrients into the cartilage. Articular cartilage is not irrigated by blood, all its nourishment and lubrication come from the fluid which circulates according to the pressure applied and released on the joint. 2.) Without this fluid, cartilage would be malnourished, drier, thinner, and more fragile.
HOW CHONDROITIN SULFATE WORKS:
Chondroitin Sulfate Chondroitin is a long chain molecule with a negative charge attached. When these chains wrap around proteoglycans, they repel each other and thus create spaces between each proteoglycan. These are called matrices in the cartilage and this is where the fluid flows. There can be up to 10,000 of these chains on a single proteoglycan molecule - so we have super water retention as these chains ensure that all the molecules are kept away from each other.
MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient and sulfur compound. Sulfur is a component of bones, teeth and collagen (the connective tissue protein). The mineral sulfur is necessary for the manufacture of many proteins, including those that form hair, muscle and skin.
Known as A sunshine vitamin, vitamin D3 is found in small amounts in a few foods, including fatty fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines, and tuna. To make vitamin D more available, it is added to dairy products, fruit juices and cereals. But most of the vitamin D (80 to 90% of the body's intake) is obtained by exposure to the sun.
Vitamin D regulates calcium and is important for bone mineralization and bone homeostasis.
Take two (2) tablets daily with a meal. Take for 4-6 weeks to see results.
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 400 IU, Glucosamine HCl 1500mg, Chondroitin Sulfate 1200mg, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 250mg. Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Silicified Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Fiber, Croscarmellose Sodium, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Aqueous Clear Varnish. Contains: Shellfish (shrimp, crab)