ProHealth has formulated the highest potency joint support product on the market today. Research strength levels of the top three joint support nutrients, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM, have been combined for total joint health, including cartilage and tissue support and enhanced mobility. Try it and discover why over 5 million Americans rely on these nutrients for natural joint support.
Doctors and Researchers Confirm Benefits of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM:
The prestigious medical journal The Lancet published a research paper that investigated the long-term impact of glucosamine sulfate over a three-year period. This double blind placebo controlled study with a broad patient population of over 100 was published in January 2001, and it was the first study to document the long-term benefits of supplementation to support joint health.
A study in May 2000, conducted by Jean-Yves Reginister, M.D., Ph.D., reported that patients taking glucosamine had far greater improvements in joint health than those who went without it.
"MSM provides a good portion of the body’s need for sulfur. Sulfur is an important building block. It is an important nutritional supplement that is safe and useful." -Dr. Stanley W. Jacobs, M.D., Oregon Health Sciences University
Results of a double blind placebo controlled study [Busci and Poor, 1998] in which 85 patients received either 400mg of chondroitin sulfate twice daily, or placebo, showed a 69% improvement in those taking chondroitin sulfate (versus 32% improvement in the placebo group).
Dr. Randy Rosier of the University of Rochester, New York, reports that most placebo-controlled clinical trials of glucosamine have reported beneficial effects.
Glucosamine Sulfate: Promotes Joint Elasticity and Longevity
Glucosamine sulfate is critical to smooth, flexible joint movement. The main influence of glucosamine on joints is stimulation of the manufacture of molecules known as glycosaminoglycans, which are key structural components of cartilage.
Chondroitin Sulfate: Promotes Hydration for Joint Mobility
Chondroitin sulfate is an immensely popular joint health supplement, that provides structural components that help maintain cartilage health. It ensures the necessary hydration and material to promote joint mobility. Since cartilage does not have blood vessels to supply nutrients, chondroitin sulfate serves as the conduit for these nutrients to flow through the cartilage.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane): Promotes Healthy Inflammation Response
MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient and sulfur compound. Sulfur is a component of bones, teeth, and collagen (the protein in connective tissue) and also helps you maintain a healthy inflammatory response. The mineral sulfur is needed for the manufacture of many proteins, including those forming hair, muscles, and skin.
How Long Should I Take Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM?
Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM is most beneficial when taken over the long term. Most customers see benefits within three to six months of regular usage. As with all supplements, consult your physician for advice.
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What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is a type of sugar produced in the body that is an important building block of joint cartilage. Cartilage is the main tissue that cushions and protects joints during movement. Glucosamine provides the raw materials needed to strengthen cartilage and attract water into the joint space for lubrication and smoothness.
How does glucosamine work?
When delivered into the joint, glucosamine binds to cartilage to help build a compound called glycosaminoglycan, the main structural component of cartilage. Other evidence shows glucosamine may help cartilage cells called chondrocytes, to produce new cartilage and renew joint function.
I've noticed several different forms of glucosamine. What are the differences between them?
The difference between various forms of glucosamine is simply the source they come from, and how they are stabilized. Different types include glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) and N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG). For example, glucosamine sulfate is stabilized with one of two mineral salts, sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl).Many experts consider glucosamine sulfate to be the best source because it is believed to be more easily absorbable in the human body. Glucosamine sulfate also has hundreds of research studies showing its benefits. Other varieties have yet to demonstrate the same level of effectiveness in clinical trials.
How long will it take for me to feel positive results?
The benefits of glucosamine supplementation develop over time. Generally, it may take 2 to 8 weeks before you see noticeable results.
Are there any side effects or drug interactions with glucosamine?
There are no significant side effects when taking glucosamine. There have been reports of minor upset stomach and heartburn in some individuals. People who are highly allergic to seafood should use caution before taking glucosamine. There are no known drug interactions.
Can I take glucosamine if I have diabetes?
In general, yes. Research suggests that taking glucosamine will not trigger or aggravate insulin resistance or high blood sugar. However, people with diabetes should take prudent caution and consult a physician before taking glucosamine.
What is an effective dosage of glucosamine?
People with joint discomfort should take 1,500 mg of glucosamine a day (500mg three times per day), or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Should I take glucosamine with a meal?
Yes. For maximum effectiveness, glucosamine should be taken with a meal.