The Cosamin product was developed by a pharmacist and in 1992 was the first glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate combination brand on the market. Cosamin is the premium joint health supplement that has been recommended by doctors for over 15 years. Cosamin has been shown effective in peer-reviewed, controlled, published U.S. research, and consistently meets label claim. Additionally, Cosamin still contains the clinical strength of active ingredients that other brands may not have. Cosamin is aproven brand that you can trust.
Cosamin DS Double Strength Joint Health Supplement is the #1 brand recommended by Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatologists. It's the only brand proven effective in controlled, published, U.S. studies to reduce joint pain.
Only CosaminDS contains researched 95% pure low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate (CS) and 99% pure glucosamine HCl. This exclusive combination has been shown to be more effective than either of the two ingredients alone!
The difference in CosaminDS is its low molecular weight CS, which is the approval CS used in European studies and has been shown to help safely manage joint discomfort. Why use an inferior brand when the researched material is available exclusively in CosaminDS No other U.S. brand can support and document the results like CosaminDS.
Only CosaminDS contains the high purity, low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a major clinical study.
Only CosaminDS contains the researched high purity weight chondroitin sulfate allowing you to maintain your comfort level at a lower intake of tablets.
How Cosamin DS works
The two main ingredients in Cosamin DS, FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122 chondroitin sulfate, stimulate the production of cartilage. In younger, healthier individuals cartilage cells would normally accomplish this task. However, as one ages, cartilage cells die off and are not replaced. This starts a cycle of destruction in the cartilage. There are also enzymes present that degrade cartilage. Glucosamine hydrochloride stimulates cartilage production while chondroitin sulfate inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate has been shown in clinical trials to slow the progression of cartilage deterioration as well as reduce joint pain.
The original glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate product.
The only brand proven effective in controlled, published U.S. studies to reduce joint pain.
Shown in laboratory tests to protect cartilage cells from breakdown.
Contains the full clinical strength of active ingredients—compare to other brands
Frequently Asked Questions
What is joint cartilage? Joints are the junction between two or more bones. The ends of the bones are covered with cartilage which serves as a smooth, resilient cushion that allows the joint to move freely. Joints also have a synovial tissue lining that encloses them and secrets a lubricating fluid. The stability of the joint is supported by ligaments that connect bones to bones; and tendons that connect the ends of muscles to bone. Cartilage in the joint is produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. When you do even the simplest of everyday activities, there is tremendous pressure on your joints. The protective cartilage cushion and joint fluid work together like a shock absorber to allow for proper joint flexibility.
Why does cartilage break down? There are many factors that lead to cartilage breakdown:
Inactivity or over activity
Cartilage lacks a direct blood supply. It relies on nutrients found in the joint fluid to nourish cartilage cells and maintain its structure. When this process is affected by one or more of the factors mentioned above, cartilage can break down to the point where it can no longer work efficiently.
Why did my doctor recommend Cosamin DS? Your doctor understands there are differences between glucosamine/chondroitin brands. Cosamin DS is the only brand proven to reduce joint pain in controlled, published U.S. clinical studies. Laboratory studies have shown that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin DS work better together than glucosamine alone. Published experimental trials indicate that the ingredients in Cosamin DS can protect cartilage from breakdown.
How does Cosamin DS work? The two main ingredients in Cosamin DS, TRH122 pharmaceutical grade chondroitin sulfate and FCHG49 glucosamine hydrochloride, stimulate the production of cartilage. In younger, healthier individuals cartilage cells would normally accomplish this task. However, as one ages, cartilage cells die off and are not replaced. This starts a cycle of breakdown in the cartilage. There are also enzymes present that degrade cartilage. Glucosamine hydrochloride stimulates cartilage production while chondroitin sulfate inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate has been shown in clinical trials to slow the progression of cartilage deterioration as well as reduce joint pain.
Cosamin DS—the ONLY brand proven effective in controlled, published U.S. clinical studies to reduce joint pain.
Cosamin DS—contains the full clinical strength of active ingredients- compared to other brands.
Cosamin DS—requires only 1 or 2 capsules daily for long term use. *Source: SLACK Incorporated Market Research Survey, April 2009. Survey conducted of Orthopedic Specialists relating to glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brands.
How do I take Cosamin DS?
Maximum Protection: Take 3 capsules per day. Capsules may be taken all at once or divided with meals throughout the day.
Maintenance: Take 1 - 2 capsules per day
When should I start taking Cosamin DS? Cosamin DS is more effective when used in the early stages of joint deterioration. Early action is always the best advice. If you notice changes in flexibility or joint function it is best to see your doctor. Your doctor may discuss with you:
Taking Cosamin DS
Cosamin DS can be used before the onset of joint pain and stiffness. For those who exercise daily or strenuously and are not experiencing joint pain and stiffness, Cosamin DS may be taken to maintain optimal joint health.
Company History Founded in 1992, a private, Christian-based, company located in Edgewood, Maryland with approximately 100,000 square feet, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. researches, develops, and markets high quality products to support the active lifestyles of people and animals. The corporate entity has two business divisions: Consumer Products and Veterinary Science. Additionally, Nutramax Agriculture, Inc. markets high quality, environmentally safe biofertilizers for the turf industry. Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. products following production standards similar to the pharmaceutical industry. The company has become an industry leader in setting and adhering to high standards in manufacturing and quality control. Additionally, the company supports laboratory research and clinical studies on its products. Many of these studies have been published and/or presented in medical, veterinary and other health-related journals and publications.
Take 1-2 tablets daily.
Initial 1 to 2 months: Take 3 tablets daily (may be taken once or throughout the day).
While there are no known interactions or side effects with CosaminDS, if you have any condition that requires medical attention, you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Keep in a cool, dry place.
TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Contains approximately 8% moisture)
High Purity FCHG49 Glucosamine HCl
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet **Daily Value not established *** Derived from Shellfish
The Cosamin product was developed by a pharmacist and in 1992 was the first glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate combination brand on the market. Cosamin is the premium joint health supplement that has been recommended by doctors for over 15 years. Cosamin has been shown effective in peer-reviewed, controlled, published U.S. research, and consistently meets label claim. Additionally, Cosamin still contains the clinical strength of active ingredients that other brands may not have. Cosamin is aproven brand that you can trust. 2208 Lakeside Blvd. Edgewood,
21040 Phone: 888-886-6442 Fax: 410-776-4009 http://www.nutramaxlabs.com
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Average Customer Rating:
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of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
12/30/2010 4:26:12 PM
I recommend this product!
This is a great product that gives the user a great deal of confidence that he or she is getting these joint helping ingredients in a reliable form from a reputable company.
We (a 40-something couple) have used this product for about a year now. For three months, we took it at 3x daily each, then dropped to twice daily.
The price is somewhat of a negative for this product. If two people take it a 3x daily each, it can get quite expensive. This has pushed us to consider using another brand, even though we have no complaints about the product itself. I would suggest that if you are a single person who will take this, it is likely worth the cost to use Cosamin DS and take it according to the label directions. If a couple (or more) in the family will take this, this formulation and brand may get pricey.
8/18/2011 9:51:24 AM
I recommend this product!
I've been using this product on my senior dog for over 2 years to help combat arthritis and keep her joints in good working order. What a difference! If I miss a day or two, she starts limping, and after resuming dosage, she stops limping and plays like her normal self. I'll be using this product myself when I get older!
9/27/2011 9:14:15 PM
I recommend this product!
Best dollar value, I can't fine these cheaper anywhere else.
Ordering not a hassel through Luck Vitamin, also quick and great service.
1/14/2013 1:45:04 PM
I recommend this product!
This product has highly met my expectations. I sometimes forget I have joint pain until I realize I have not taken my vitamins in a few days to a week. They are not cheap so I alternate a whole one and then a half one the next day and that seems to work. I have been taking them for over a year now at the encouragement of my aunt who is a nurse and uses them herself.
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