GLUCOSAMINE CHONDROITIN PLUS
120 Vegetarian Capsules
Glucosamine Chondrotin Plus caps provide important nutritional support for
healthy joints and connective tissue. Both compounds are major structural
components found naturally in the body that promote optimal joint
connective tissue health. This unique formula combines glucosamine and
chondrotin with MSM and devil’s claw to provide fast and effective pain
relief, while simultaneously nourishing cartilage, ligaments, and tendons,
and enhancing joint lubrication flexibility, and mobility. It can be used
to provide relief for conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and
physical overuse or as a preventative to help maintain healthy joints and
Glucosamine is an amino sugar, consisting of an amino acid (glutamine) and
a simple sugar (glucose), that the body uses as the structural basis for
connective tissue and lubricating fluids. Amino sugars are the building
blocks for molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are large
molecules that form the glue-like matrix that holds the body together.
While the body uses approximately 20 different amino sugars, the GAG’s
produced by glucosamine specifically are used to make cartilage, ligaments,
tendons and bones. Because connective tissue is constantly being broken
down by normal everyday use, the body requires a continuous supply of
glucosamine to replace or restructure the broken down tissue. Severe
stress, major injuries, and aging osteoarthritis are associated with low
GAG production. In osteoarthritis, cartilage begins to thin and breakdown
causing stiffness, friction, and joint pain. Research indicates that
supplementation with glucosamine sulfate may help the body make more GAG’s,
increasing the amount of cartilage and fluid around the joints, helping
prevent further breakdown. A clinical trial comparing the use of
glucosamine sulfate and ibuprofen for pain relief in patients with TMJ
osteoarthritis, reported that glucosamine provided greater relief from pain
caused by function during daily activities.
Chondroitin, found naturally in the body, is a major component of cartilage
where it helps absorb fluid into the connective tissue, provides the
building blocks for cartilage production, and may help prevent cartilage
break down. In osteoarthritis research, Chondroitin has been shown to
reduce joint pain, swelling, and stiffness and improve joint function. A
double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the symptomatic effects
of chondroitin sulfate showed a significant increase in had function and
decrease in pain and morning stiffness compared to placebo. Studies
evaluating the effects of glucosamine and chondroitin combination therapy
showed mixed results. However, one of the largest studies, the 2008
Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), reported that
glucosamine combined with chondroitin provided statistically significant
pain relief compared to placebo in patients experiencing moderate to severe
MSM (Methylsulphonylmethane). A metabolite of DMSO, is a naturally
occurring sulfur compound found in humans that is anti-inflammatory,
analgesic, and protects cells against oxidative damage. It helps reduce
joint pain, improve joint movement, and prevent muscle damage. A clinical
trial evaluating the effects of MSM on patients with osteoarthritis
reported that MSM supplementation reduced pain and improved physical
function compared to placebo. Another study comparing the efficacy of
glucosamine, MSM and their combination on pain relief in knee
osteoarthritis found that combination therapy reduced swelling and provided
greater pain relief an improved joint function than individual therapy.
Devil’s Claw, a tuber from Africa contains harpagosides, glycosides that
reduce inflammation in the joints. It is used to alleviate arthritic and
overuse symptoms, and is effective for both chronic and acute joint pain.
It acts as an analgesic in joints and seems to calm down inflammatory
conditions in the connective tissue. It can also help reduce chronic muscle
pain, such as is found in fibromyalgia.
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