Vegan Glucosamine Sulfate
Vegan Joint Health Formula
Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride
Available in 90 Caplets and 180 Caplets
|Nutrient||Single Tablet||Daily Dose|
D, Glucosamine Sulfate (Vegan) (Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride from 1,000 mg fermented non-GMO corn starch)
|750 mg||1,500 mg|
Vitex Product Information
Adults: Take 1 caplet twice daily with food, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Recommended use or purpose:
- Helps to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee
- Helps to protect against deterioration of cartilage
- A factor in maintaining healthy cartilage and / or joint health
- Helps to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis
Cautions and warnings:
- Use for a minimum of 4 weeks to see beneficial effects
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen
- Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If seal around cap is broken or missing, do not use.
Glucosamine is a key amino sugar normally formed in humans from the reaction between glucose and the amino acid glutamine with the help of a key enzyme (glucosamine synthetase) It is the starting point for the synthesis of many important macromolecules, including glycoproteins, glycolipids, and glycos-aminoglycans (mucopolysaccharides). A deficiency of glucosamine can reduce the rate of production of these important macromolecules, thereby leading to specific tissue weakness. In certain cases of trauma to the tissues, the amount of glucosamine normally synthesised by the body is insufficient. The tissues containing these glucosamine macromolecules include tendons and ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluid, mucous membranes, several structures in the eye, blood vessels, and heart valves. Poor diet, deficiency of certain co-factors, disease, injury and ageing, may render the body unable to keep up with increased demand for Glucosamine in tissue functions. Glucosamine supplementation can make a major contribution to health in these situations.
Tissues in the joints can become damaged when these lubricating synovial fluids in the joint spaces become thin and watery. The normal cushioning is lost and consequently the bones and the cartilage scrape against each other inside the joint space. Weakened bursa sacs in the joints can also cause tendons to rub against the hard edges of bones, increasing the chance that the cartilage will erode and cause problems with movement and flexibility. These problems can also occur in the spinal column where the individual vertebrae are stacked on top of each other, separated only by the cushioning disc. The space between the vertebrae is where many nerves leave the spinal cord, which increases the value of the cushioning fluid. Any injury to this part of the back can cause the gelatinous cartilage to soften. When this happens, pressure may be put on the nerves, causing damage and loss of nerve function. Glucosamine Sulfate helps increase the thickness of the gelatinous material, creating more support for the joints and vertebrae.
There have been numerous studies showing the beneficial effects of Glucosamine Sulfate and its relationship with the symptoms of Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. There are many over-the-counter medications available to relieve arthritis symptoms, yet conventional medicine has nothing to offer in terms of controlling or reversing the condition. In fact, there is evidence that long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) actually accelerate joint destruction in patients with Osteoarthritis, by interfering with the body's healing mechanism. Glucosamine Sulfate is not an analgesic or an anti-inflammatory agent. Rather, it appears to halt the disease process. Improvements occur more slowly with Glucosamine Sulfate than with over-the-counter arthritis medications (NSAIDs), but eventually Glucosamine overtakes the NSAIDs in terms of effectiveness. An example of this is one study that compared Glucosamine Sulfate to Ibuprofen. Pain scores decreased faster in the first two weeks in the Ibuprofen group. However, by the fourth week of the study, the group receiving the Glucosamine Sulfate was doing significantly better than the Ibuprofen group.
Glucosamine Sulfate is a stable, tasteless and water soluble nutrient which is virtually free of side effects and contra-indications. Having a relatively small molecular weight of 211, it is readily absorbed from the intestines, stays in the blood for several hours, and very little is excreted. In contrast, conventional arthritis medications can cause relatively severe side effects.
NOTE: For maximum benefit, take the SOURCE Optimum, SONA based vitamin/mineral/enzyme formula and VEGAN Omega 3-6-9 to provide the body with optimum levels of other essential nutrients necessary to help maintain long term good health.
For further information on the role of glucosamine and arthritis visit The Arthritis & Glucosamine Information Center's website.
Packaging: Packed in light & oxygen resistant recyclable PETE (Bisphenol A free) bottles.
Gluten Free: Contains no animal substance, artificial preservatives, colours or flavours, added starch, sugar, lactose, dairy, salt, yeast or wheat.
Excipients: Ascorbic acid, Di calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, vegetable stearin. Ingredient details can be read here.
Aqueous coating: microcrystalline cellulose, carrageenan.