A supportive nutrient for connective tissue and joint integrity, glucosamine is a building block for a variety of components of connective tissues such as the mucopolysaccharides, glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.* This formula uses a balanced combination of sodium and potassium salts of glucosamine sulfate.
Alternative Medicine—Working Together to Beat Joint Pain If the ibuprofen you take for the pain in your joints winds up being a pain in the gut, think about adding a glucosamine supplement to your daily regimen. New research suggests it boosts the painkiller’s effectiveness, meaning you may be able to get by on less of it without sacrificing relief. Glucosamine alone has long been used by arthritis sufferers to ease their achy joints, but it doesn’t work for everyone. In a recent study, researchers at Temple University School of Medicine found that combining it with ibuprofen got good results. They tested several glucosamine/drug combinations on mice, and found that ibuprofen was the only one that worked synergistically with glucosamine. Pharmacologist Ronald Tallarida, a study author, says he is still trying to understand the mechanism behind the effect. p The findings will need to be confirmed in studies with humans, of course. But many arthritis patients already take the combination—a boon for creaky joints and tender tummies.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 capsules two or three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: Individuals unable to tolerate sulfur may want to use N-Acetyl Glucosamine item #51140 instead.
Serving Size 2 capsules
Servings per container 60
Amount per serving:
Glucosamine sulfate (Sodium) (shrimp, crab, lobster) 500 mg
Glucosamine sulfate (Potassium) (shrimp, crab, lobster) 500 mg
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, cellulose, L-leucine, silicon dioxide.
These nutrients are of the highest quality and purity obtainable, and do not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives. However, it is derived from the shells of crustaceans, and may not be suitable for individuals who are allergic to shellfish.
Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.Retail Price 31.00