Source Natural's Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM provides the same amounts of chondroitin and glucosamine shown in recent research to support healthy joints, along with MSM, vitamin C, and molybdenum—for a more powerful product. Together, these ingredients promote joint, tendon, and ligament flexibility.
chondroitin can help provide support for
connective tissue and cartilage specifically
in joints. Many fibromyalgia sufferers
have reported that glucosamine and chondroitin
have helped relieve some of their fibromyalgia
symptoms. In particular, fibromyalgia
sufferers find that these two nutritional
supplements have been helpful in relieving
joint and muscle pain, while reducing
inflammation, as well as increasing joint
strength and range of motion.
Additionally, when MSM is combined with
glucosamine and chondroitin, it can help
transport nutrients to damaged cartilage
and tissue, and has been shown to help
restore some of the deficiencies associated
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Structural Support for Joints
Glucosamine, which is synthesized in our bodies from glucose, is a major component of joint-soothing glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s). Chondroitin sulfate is the most abundant GAG in the body. GAG’s in turn form proteoglycans, molecules that hold and bind the water that is so important to lubricate joints, disperse stress, and provide nourishment to joint tissue.
Glucosamine sulfate has been found to be well-absorbed after oral administration. Numerous double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have examined the positive effects of oral administration of 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate—the amount in one daily use of Source Naturals Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM.
Dietary Sulfur for Joint Lubrication
Both glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate provide an additional source of sulfur, a mineral that is important for healthy connective tissue. The formula also features MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, a naturally occurring form of organic sulfur found in body fluids and tissue, cow’s milk, plants, and most natural foods.
MSM is an important source of dietary sulfur, which is vital to all tissues and needed constantly in an assimilable form. Sulfur may promote joint flexibility due to its role in supporting joint lubrication and movement.
Inflammation, Muscle and Joint Pain
Due to recent safety concerns in regards to prescription
and over the counter pain relievers, such as non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) many fibromyalgia
sufferers are turning to dietary supplements to help
with symptoms associated with this condition.
Research now suggests that MSM is a basic element
essential to many structures and functions of the
human body, while glucosamine and chondroitin help
make up the "building blocks" of cartilage
and provide necessary nutrients for cartilage rehabilitation
and inflammation relief. The combination of these
ingredients can help promote joint, tendon, and ligament
flexibility, all of which can be beneficial for fibromyalgia
- Glucosamine is an effective alternative
to costly, often dangerous prescription drugs used
to treat muscle and joint pain. In a double-blind
trial, glucosamine was found to have longer lasting
benefits than commonly prescribed painkillers.
- Chondroitin helps maintain healthy
cartilage, the building block of joints. Chondroitin
helps fight joint pain by lubricating, thus increasing
ease of movement.
- MSM is a naturally occurring form of
sulfur with anti-inflammatory properties said to
rival aspirin and NSAIDs. Studies at UCLA found
that people using MSM for 6 weeks experienced 80%
relief from their pain.
Note: Glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM may not be
effective enough on their own to bring symptomatic
relief for everyone that has fibromyalgia. Please
speak with your health care provider about using glucosamine,
chondroitin, MSM if you are taking prescription fibromyalgia
Molybdenum: Critical Trace Mineral
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM also contains molybdenum, to ensure an adequate supply of this trace mineral to the body. High amounts of organic sulfur in the diet increase urinary molybdenum loss. Molybdenum is necessary for the proper functioning of the sulfite oxidase enzyme, which in turn supports the proper metabolism of glucosamine sulfate and MSM.
Vitamin C: Essential for Collagen
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM contains 250mg of Vitamin C per serving. Vitamin C is essential for the production and stability of collagen, the major protein in cartilage and connective tissue. It also protects cells from harmful free radicals.
Unique Joint Formula
Now you can enjoy the benefits of today’s hottest joint nutrients—glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM—all in one formula. Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM: the next generation in joint nutrition.
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Capsules per Container: 120 Tablets, 1,167 mg
Serving Size: Three (3) Tablets
Servings per Container: 40
Suggested Use: 3 tablets daily with meals
† Daily Value not established.
Supplement Facts for 1,167 mg Tablet
Serving Size: 3 tablet(s)
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
|Molybdenum (as molybdenum chelate)
|Glucosamine (as glucosamine sulfate)
|Chondroitin (as chondroitin sulfate)
|MSM (methylsulfonylmethane [OptiMSM®])
Other Ingredients: stearic acid and modified cellulose gum. Contains shellfish (shrimp and crab).
Hypoallergenic: Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, corn, soy, or wheat. Contains no sugar, starch, salt, preservatives, artificial colors, flavor, or fragrance.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, breastfeeding, or regularly taking any drug such as acetaminophen, warfarin, or heparin, consult your health care professional before using this product. Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
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