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Energy and an enhanced quality of life are what the consumer is seeking in the natural vitamin market. Only a supplement made with the highest quality ingredients and the highest standards of manufacturing can offer consumers the energy-releasing results they demand. Nature’s Plus supplements are known as the energy supplements because the standards of excellence practiced by the nature’s plus family result in products that are unsurpassed in their ability to release natural energy and provide the ultimate feeling of well-being.

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Nature's Plus - Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx-Joint Cream - 4 oz.Greaseless, Penetrating Action

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    Nature's Plus Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx Joint Cream - 4 oz. (118 mL)

    Nature's Plus Advanced Therapeutics Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx-Joint Cream is precisely calibrated topical formula that synergistically combines pure glucosamine, chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Each penetrating drop is then formulated with a proprietary botanical/nutrient-rich base, which includes silicon, magnesium, copper, zinc and shea butter for maximum benefits.

    Glucosamine

    Glucosamine is an important building block needed by the body to manufacture specialized molecules called glycosaminoglycans, found in cartilage.

    Where is it found?
    Glucosamine is not present in significant amounts in most diets. Supplemental sources are derived from the shells of shrimp, lobster, and crab, or may be synthesized.

    Who is likely to be deficient?
    A glucosamine deficiency in humans has not been reported.

    Which form is best?
    Glucosamine is available in several forms. The glucosamine sulfate (GS) form (stabilized with a mineral salt) is the only form clearly shown in clinical trials to be effective for osteoarthritis. For this reason, it is the preferred form.

    GS is stabilized with one of two mineral salts: sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl). Although they both appear to effectively stabilize GS, the use of KCl as a stabilizer seems preferable since the average Western diet already provides far too much salt (NaCl) and not enough potassium. However, most of the research has been done with the NaCl-stabilized form.

    Concerns have been raised about the quality of GS products on the market. In one study, the amount of glucosamine contained in 14 commercially available glucosamine products varied from 41% to 108% of the amount stated on the label. Even when the weight of the sulfate molecule was included, 11 of the 14 products contained less than the amount of glucosamine stated on the label. Some manufacturers may include the weight of the stabilizing salts (NaCl or KCl) in the total weight of the product, without stating so on the label.

    Glucosamine hydrochloride (GH) has been widely available as a dietary supplement for years, but only one trial has evaluated this form of glucosamine as a single remedy for OA. This trial found only minor significant benefits from 1,500 mg per day of GH for eight weeks, in people with osteoarthritis of the knee who were also taking up to 4,000 mg per day of acetaminophen. To more fairly evaluate the effects of GH, future research should involve people not taking pain-relieving medication.

    Another form of glucosamine, N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), has not been studied in people with osteoarthritis.

    How much is usually taken?
    Healthy people do not need to routinely supplement with glucosamine. Most research with people who have osteoarthritis, uses 500 mg three times per day of GS. Appropriate amounts for other conditions are not known.

    Are there any side effects or interactions?
    At the amount most frequently taken by adults—500 mg three times per day of GS—adverse effects have been limited to mild reversible gastrointestinal side effects. In one trial, people with peptic ulcers and those taking diuretic drugs were more likely to experience side effects.

    Animal research has raised the possibility that glucosamine could contribute to insulin resistance. This effect might theoretically result from the ability of glucosamine to interfere with an enzyme needed to regulate blood sugar levels. However, available evidence does not suggest that taking glucosamine supplements will trigger or aggravate insulin resistance or high blood sugar. Two large, 3-year controlled trials found that people taking GS had either slightly lower blood glucose levels or no change in blood sugar levels, compared with people taking placebo. Until more is known, people taking glucosamine supplements for long periods may wish to have their blood sugar levels checked; people with diabetes should consult with a doctor before taking glucosamine and should have blood sugar levels monitored if they are taking glucosamine.

    In 1999 the first case of an allergic reaction to oral GS was reported. Allergic reactions to this supplement appear to be rare.

    Some GS is processed with sodium chloride (table salt), which is restricted in some diets (particularly for people with high blood pressure).

    The theory that GS and chondroitin sulfate work synergistically in the treatment of osteoarthritis remains unproven.

    Chondroitin Sulfate

    Chondroitin sulfate consists of repeating chains of molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Chondroitin sulfate is a major constituent of cartilage, providing structure, holding water and nutrients, and allowing other molecules to move through cartilage—an important property, as there is no blood supply to cartilage.

    Where is it found?
    The only significant food source of chondroitin sulfate is animal cartilage.

    Who is likely to be deficient?
    Because the body makes chondroitin, the possibility of a dietary deficiency remains uncertain. Nevertheless, chondroitin sulfate may be reduced in joint cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and possibly other forms of arthritis.

    How much is usually taken?
    For atherosclerosis, researchers have sometimes started therapy using very high amounts, such as 5 grams twice per day with meals, lowering the amount to 500 mg three times per day after a few months. Before taking such high amounts, people should consult a doctor. For osteoarthritis, a typical level is 400 mg three times per day. Oral chondroitin sulfate is rapidly absorbed in humans when it is dissolved in water prior to ingestion. Approximately 12% of chondroitin sulfate taken by mouth becomes available to the joint tissues from the blood.

    Are there any side effects or interactions?
    Nausea may occur at intakes greater than 10 grams per day. No other adverse effects have been reported.

    One doctor has raised a concern that chondroitin sulfate should not be used by men with prostate cancer. This concern is based upon two studies. In one, the concentration of chondroitin sulfate was found to be higher in cancerous prostate tissue as compared to normal prostate tissue. In the other study, it was shown that higher concentrations of chondroitin sulfate in the tissue surrounding a cancerous prostate tumor predict a higher rate of recurrence of the cancer after surgery. However, no studies to date have addressed the question of whether taking chondroitin sulfate supplements could promote the development of prostate cancer. Simply because a substance is present in or around cancerous tissue does not by itself suggest that that substance is causing the cancer. For example, calcium is a component of atherosclerotic plaques that harden the arteries; however, there is no evidence that taking calcium supplements causes atherosclerosis. To provide meaningful information, further studies would need to track the incidence of prostate cancer in men taking chondroitin supplements. Until then, most nutritionally-oriented doctors remain unconcerned about this issue.

    It is not known whether taking glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in combination is a more effective treatment for osteoarthritis than taking either one by itself.

    MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring, organic, sulfur-containing compound related to another sulfur-containing substance, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). MSM is found in small amounts throughout nature and has been detected in small amounts in the blood and urine of humans.

    Where is it found?
    A precursor of MSM is formed initially by ocean plankton and released into the atmosphere, where it interacts with ozone and sunlight and returns to earth as MSM in rainfall. MSM can be taken up by plants and incorporated into their structure, but no measurement of the MSM content of foods has been done. Supplements containing MSM are available.

    Who is likely to be deficient?
    Although MSM is present in food, it is not an essential nutrient, so deficiency is not likely.

    How much is usually taken?
    Some authorities report anecdotally that 250–500 mg per day has beneficial effects on a variety of health problems. However, the only controlled trial using MSM used over 2000 mg per day to treat osteoarthritis. More research is needed before reliable recommendations for MSM supplementation can be made.

    Are there any side effects or interactions?
    According to some anecdotal reports, MSM has been used in human research for many years in amounts above 2000 mg per day with no significant adverse effects. However, diarrhea, skin rash, headache, and fatigue may be experienced in less than 20% of people, according to other anecdotal reports. Detectable levels of MSM in the brain of a person taking MSM supplements have been reported, but the significance of this finding, if any, is unclear.


    About Nature's Plus

    Nature's Plus has been considered the gold standard in Natural Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements for over 40 years.

    The Beginning
    In the early 1970s, when Gerald Kessler founded Nature's Plus, he had a clear vision of the kind of products he wanted to produce. Carefully studying the natural vitamin market, he observed that consumers were seeking energy and an enhanced quality of life from their vitamins. He knew that only a supplement made with superior ingredients and the highest standards of manufacturing could result in exceptional products with the energy-releasing results consumers demanded.

    Over 1,200 Natural Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Later
    They continue to fine-tune their products and raise the bar for quality and performance in their industry. Today Nature's Plus products are unsurpassed in their ability to release natural energy and provide the ultimate feeling of well-being. That's why they call them the "Energy Supplements."

    The Nature's Plus Quality Commitment
    Nature's Plus has worked hard to earn the loyalty of millions of satisfied consumers and health food retailers worldwide with our emphasis on high quality at every stage - from manufacturing to on-time delivery to retailers:

    • Selection of the highest quality safe and natural ingredients
    • Over 1,200 natural vitamins and nutritional supplements to meet a wide variety of needs
    • Customized nutritional products for men, women and children that deliver maximum results
    • State-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Their facilities, which are FDA registered and NSF certified, maintain continuous adherence to cGMP compliance and superior standards through consistent review by their Quality teams.
    • Ongoing research and development continues to bring you and your family the most effective vitamins and supplements based on solid, scientific findings
    • Innovative vitamins and supplements enhanced with special combinations of ingredients for maximum health and energy benefits
    • 100% Consumer Satisfaction Guarantee. Nature's Plus is committed to supplying superior quality natural vitamins and nutritional supplements that meet the high-energy demands of their customers without shortcuts or compromise.
    Suggested Use
    Gently massage a small amount of Ultra Rx-Joint Cream onto skin and allow to penetrate. Apply as needed.

    Warnings

    Avoid contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Wash hands immediately after use. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Keep out of reach of children. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.

    THIS IS A PRESCRIPTION PRODUCT. It is a cosmetic made with the highest possible quality standards.

    Ingredients

    Ingredients: Purified water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclomethicone, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cholesterol, Dimethyl Sulfone (Methylsulfonylmethane -- MSM), Atlantic Red Seaweed (Hypnea musciformis) Extract, Pacific Red Algae (Gelidiella acerosa) Extract, Brown Seaweed (Sargassum filipendula ) Extract, Sorbitol, Glucosamine HCl, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Magnesium Ferment, Copper Ferment, Iron Ferment, Zinc Ferment, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance.
    About Nature's Plus
    Energy and an enhanced quality of life are what the consumer is seeking in the natural vitamin market. Only a supplement made with the highest quality ingredients and the highest standards of manufacturing can offer consumers the energy-releasing results they demand. Nature’s Plus supplements are known as the energy supplements because the standards of excellence practiced by the nature’s plus family result in products that are unsurpassed in their ability to release natural energy and provide the ultimate feeling of well-being.
    548 Broadhead Rd
    Melville, NY, 11747
    Phone: 800-645-9500
    http://www.naturesplus.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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    • By Erica ( Foley, AL)
      2/26/2010 10:54:22 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This works instantly on my husbands shoulder pain. Great product!
    • By VALERIE ( Angelus Oaks, CA)
      1/3/2013 1:57:07 PM

      I recommend this product!
      We use this for joint pain (especially knees). It not only helps relieve mild pain, but long term usage actually seems to heal the joint.
    • By Owen ( Richfield, UT)
      4/12/2013 1:31:17 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This really helps my shoulder
    • By Robin ( Newport, PA)
      2/21/2014 6:46:43 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I think this stuff actually works and is much cheaper than the much advertised product (Austrialian Dream). It seems to provide some relief to the arthritis flares and stiffness.
    • By Dimitar ( Chicago, IL)
      6/4/2014 3:15:08 PM

      I recommend this product!
      have used it for few times, hard to tell if it is working but it's worth the try
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