Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino sugar that plays a key role in building cartilage, the tough connective tissue that cushions the joints. Connective tissue is the material between the cells of the body that gives tissues form and strength. This is the most widespread and abundant type of tissue in the human body. Its function is primarily to support, anchor and connect various parts of the body. They support internal organs and connect bones to each other (ligaments), form bone, cartilage, and the walls of blood vessels, attach muscles to bones (tendons), and replace tissues that have been damaged.
Glucosamine stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential components 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.
During the constant remodeling that aging cartilage endures, it is vital to have adequate amounts of glucosamine to synthesize glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. With enhanced deposition of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, the maintenance of healthy aging cartilage may be improved. Glucosamine sulfate is readily available for absorption, it is absorbed intact, and utilized very quickly by all tissues, including connective tissues.
Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan formed naturally by the body for the synthesis and maintenance of connective tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is supportive and protective of connective tissues in various ways. It is an excellent source of n-acetylgalactoaminoglycan for the synthesis and protection of proteoglyans and also protects existing cartilage by reducing water loss from the proteoglycan-formed gel and by inhibiting enzymatic breakdown of cartilage.
MSM® is a naturally occurring compound of biologically available sulfur, an indispensable element in human nutrition. As part of the amino acids methionine and cysteine, sulfur is required for the structural integrity and function of almost every protein in the body, including glycosaminoglycans of cartilage and other connective tissue. Dietary MSM® serves as a versatile donor of metabolically active sulfur for the synthesis of numerous organosulfur compounds and proteins in the body. MSM® helps maintain normal lung function, connective tissue metabolism, immune response, and muscle contraction. MSM® occurs in many foods including, fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, milk, and fish. MSM® is easily lost during cooking but is very well absorbed by the intestinal tract and quickly distributed throughout the body. Bromelain is obtained from the lower stems of the pineapple plant. It is a combination of enzymes that have shown to support healthy inflammatory response. It reduces the production of undesirable prostaglandins by modulating the arachidonate cascade. Its enzymatic activity may support the normal comfort of aging joints.
|Gross Weight||0.19 LB|
|Net Weight||0.19 LB|
|Shelf Life||730 days|