Glucosamine 500 may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to support the structure and function of the body's connective tissues, such as cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments and skin.
Why Glucosamine Sulphate?
Glucosamine is a naturally ocurring amino sugar found in glycosaminoglycans, integral components of the proteoglycans found in joint cartilage. Proteoglycans are large carbohydrate-rich structures that provide resiliency, load distribution, shock - absorbing, compressive and lubricating - properties to joints and connective tissues.
The availability of Glucosamine is an important part of the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans that are necessary during the constant remodelling that aging cartilage undergoes.
Thus the maintenance of healthy aging cartilage may be improved with enhanced deposition of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
Dietary glucosamine serves as an immediate precursor for glycosaminoglycan synthesis, and also stimulates incorporation of other precursors into the connective tissue matrix. Bioavailibility of glucosamine sulphate is excellent, it is absorbed intact and utilised very quickly by all tissues, including connective tissues.
Glucosamine sulphate 1500mg daily, is a well-recognised, highly effective source of glucosamine for joint maintenance and healing.
Who would benefit from taking Glucosamine 500?
- Anyone with chronic joint injury
- Anyone with osteoarthritis
- Anyone who uses joints in a repetitive manner to prevent wear and tear
Do not use if sensitive to sulphur or shellfish
1 capsule contains:
Glucosamine sulphate (potassium chloride) 500 mg