120 caps/bottle (Veggie Cap)
(now available directly from Alpha Science Laboratories at www.alphasciencelabs.com)
Ingredients per capsule:
D-Glucosamine Sulphate 500mg
Chondroitin Sulphate 400mg
*This product contains 500mg of fully bioactive D-Glucosamine Sulphate. The D form, unique to this formula, is important because it is actually the only form recognized by the human body. Glucosamine products generally contain equal amounts of D and L forms due to processing limitations from the raw source. We have overcome this limitation.
Suggested dose for adults: 3 capsules daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Primary action: This formula reduces the acute and chronic pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis while stimulating the formation of cartilage for effective joint repair.
Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring substance that stimulates the formation of cartilage. Research has shown this harmless amino sugar normally present in the body is superior to commonly prescribed arthritis drugs. Some of these drugs, specifically NSAID’s, cause bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract and accelerate the destructive nature of osteoarthritis.
The purity of the D-Glucosamine Sulphate used in this formula is the purest available, greater than 98.9%. No magnesium stearate has been used during processing and it is sodium free.
Chondroitin sulphate, although not as well absorbed as glucosamine sulphate (8% vs. 98%), has still been shown to be effective in the repair and restoration of cartilaginous tissue. Chondroitin sulphate is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) composed of repeating units of galactosamine (the stereoisomer of glucosamine). Like glucosamine, it is an integral part of the chain of events for the repair and restoration of cartilaginous tissue.