Please note: Glucosamine is a product that is derived from the
shell of marine creatures, primarily from China.
Research shows this source contains various levels of heavy metals.
Our liquid Glucosamine is derived from U.S. Sources with little or no
heavy metals. Capsule source
is from China but is the lowest level of heavy metals obtainable.
As humans age, the amount of glucosamine normally synthesized
by the body declines, leading to a deficiency in the production
of important biological chemicals that form the major cushioning
ingredients of the joint fluids and surrounding tissues. This
further leads to specific tissue weakness as tissues in the joints
become damaged and the lubricating synovial fluids in the joint
spaces become thin and watery. The normal cushioning is lost leaving
the bones and the cartilage to scrape against each other inside
the joint space.
Over time, the the most common procedure is to use nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These preparations may cause
side effects like slowing down the body's rate of cartilage replacement
and actually destroying cartilage. Other side effects include:
gastrointestinal tract damage, hemorrhaging, tinnitus (ringing
in the ears), edema (fluid retention) and sometimes kidney and
When these products are no longer effective, you can choose to:
1. live with it; or 2. undergo radical medical procedures such
as joint replacement surgery. This is where an orthopedic surgeon
replaces your hip or knee with a synthetic one. The procedure
is complicated and the recovery time extensive. Because this is
major surgery, you are cautioned by your doctor that you may experience
infection, blood clots, pneumonia or other complications following
the operation. The bill typically ranges from $25,000 to $30,000
for a knee replacement and $50,000 to $60,000 for replacing a
Although scientific studies were conducted with glucosamine sulfate,
the hydrochloride form is easily assimilated by the body. Glucosamine
hydrochloride demonstrates more stability, purity, and higher
concentration when compared to glucosamine sulfate. It is particularly
effective when taken in combination with Chondroitin and MSM.
Chondroitin is the fibrous protein substance that binds water
in the cartilage matrix and is essential to normal cartilage metabolism.
Studies demonstrate that individuals with arthritis have low levels
Glucosamine stimulates the body's production of collagen, the
protein portion of the fibrous substance that holds joints together.
Collagen is also the main component of the shock absorbing cushion
called articular cartilage; the white smooth surface which covers
the ends of body joints such as those in the wrist, fingers, toes,
ankles, knees, hips and between the discs of the spine. Glucosamine
helps detoxify and repair tough tissue including tendons and other
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