Nature's Answer Glucosamine Plus Chondroitin - 180 Vegetarian Capsules
Nature's Answer Glucosamine Plus Chondroitin combines two key nutrients of joint health in one convenient, easily absorbable formula! Nature's Answer Glucosamine Plus Chondroitin is manufactured to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) standards, laboratory tested to insure potency, and unconditionally guaranteed.
Nature's Answer Vitamins
Nature's Answer dietary supplements feature cutting-edge formulas based on the most current scientific research. Optimum ingredient combinations (many featuring proprietary herbal blends) offer complete nutritional support for health and well-being. Many are convenient "Once Daily" formulas.
Nature's Answer Herbal Extracts
Nature's Answer is proud that they never manufacture their liquid herbal extracts in plastic or polyethylene tanks like competitive brands. They use only glass or high-grade stainless steel to assure the highest quality product free of synthetic and/or plastic contaminants.
Nature's Answer Questions & Answers
Which is a better form of taking herbs, liquids, or capsules?
Herbs can be used in both the liquid and capsule form depending on your personal preference. Liquids are more easily absorbed and are perfect for people who have trouble swallowing pills, such as children and the elderly. Unlike other liquid brands, Nature's Answer is alcohol free or very low in alcohol (12-14%). Capsules may be preferable because using them avoids the bitter and unpleasant taste of some herbs, and they can be packed in a pill case for ease of dosing, convenient for the supplement user on the go.
Are their herbs organic?
This is a good question. Nature's Answer uses three types of herbs in their formulations: Certified Organic, Responsibly Wildcrafted, or Cultivated . Their certified organic herbs come from a variety of organic farms located throughout the United States. Many of their formulas also feature Responsibly Wildcrafted herbs. Responsibly Wildcrafted herbs are those picked in a responsible manner, whereby no plant will be over picked and therefore, be a risk to the existence of the species. They are picked in their natural environment at optimal times for harvesting, and have not been exposed to any sprays or fertilizers. These plants are also considered organic; however since they are not certified, they are referred to as wildcrafted herbs. Cultivated plants are grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides but are not certified organic and therefore, cannot be called organic. Ultimately, no matter the source of their herbs, all are fully tested for microbes, chemicals and residues contaminents that could compromise the quality of the herb.
What is the benefit of using an alcohol-free extract?
Firstly, many people simply do not like to use alcohol as they strive towards healthier living. Others may not use alcohol for religious reasons, because they are in recovery or are pregnant or nursing. Furthermore, alcohol is not for children. These products address all those concerns. Secondly, and most importantly, alcohol-free extracts allow you to taste the plant, not the alcohol ! This taste is extremely important in that it gets your body ready to receive the gifts that the plant has to offer. Tasting the herb is part of the overall herbal experience and healing process. Alcohol-free extracts enable you to truly appreciate all of the plant's gifts.
If alcohol is needed in extraction, how do you make an alcoholic-free extract?
Nature's Answer begins with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, they perform an additional step to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelation. Bio-Chelation describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract. It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic Balance of the plant's constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).
About Nature's Answers
As one of America's largest and oldest manufacturers of maximum strength liquid herbal extracts (since 1972) and pioneers of alcohol-free extracts, they continue to combine the best of traditional herbal remedies, vitamins and minerals with their knowledge of innovative scientific techniques and phytopharmaceutical manufacturing, to deliver high-quality, naturally-derived products for the entire family. The Nature's Answer brand encompasses a broad range of products including Holistically Balanced liquid herbal extracts for adults and children, encapsulated formulas and homeopathic and herbal creams. One thing is certain...every product from Nature's Answer delivers uncompromising quality and exceptional value, satisfaction guaranteed.
In their continuing efforts to provide only the best liquid herbal extracts they are constantly reviewing current and historical literature. They have an extensive library of herbal and pharmaceutical literature ranging from 150 year old dispensatories and pharmacopoeia to the most recent pharmabotanical journals. They also house one of the largest herbariums in the country. Their laboratories allow Nature's Answer to constantly test, explore and update their herbal lines.
Nature's Answer owns and operates North America's most extensive pharmaceutically licensed herbal manufacturing & quality control facilities. They are registered and are in compliance with all herbal regulatory agencies. This voluntary compliance requires adherence to Current Good Manufacturing Procedures as set forth and monitored by Federal and State Food, Drug and Health Authorities.
Wildcrafted or Organic Herbs
All the herbs they process are wildcrafted or organically grown with minor exceptions. Whenever possible, they endeavor to use wildcrafted herbs. Traditional practitioners and current scientific assays both confirm the higher activity of herbs grown wild in their natural environment. Having over 38 years experience with their wildcrafters and herbal sources; they work to ensure the long term protection of the plant species in the wild. If there is any concern about a wildcrafted species they turn to organically grown herbs. When using wildcrafted herbs, they use the entire herb rather than isolate certain 'actives', thus ensuring a more biologically balanced product.
Nature's Answer Introduces Full Line of Encapsulated Products
The launch of their new line of herbal and dietary supplements marks the next generation in natural formulating for Nature's Answer. This premier product line includes herbs in single and proprietary blends, as well as standardized formulations containing both standardized extracts and Holistically Balanced herbs. In addition, they offer a broad selection of today's most popular vitamin and specialty formulas that support overall health and wellness.