Kal 100% Vegetarian MSM & Glucosamine 1 Daily - 60 Tablets - Shellfish and Sodium Free
KAL 100% Vegetarian MSM & Glucosamine provides MSM, a source of organic sulfur, that is intended to provide nutrative support for healthy joint function and is critical to the production of connective tissue and cartilage. Organic sulfur works in many pathways in the body and is also important for proper bone, gastrointestinal, respiratory and metabolic functions. Glucosamine is intended to provide nutritive support for connective tissue by helping to keep collagen supple and healthy in the joints. This revolutionary shellfish-free Glucosamine is manufactured through a fungal fermentation process.
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What is it?
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.1
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.
What is it?
Glucosamine is a nutrient found in very small amounts in food, and is also made by the cartilage cells of the body. Its main function is the production of long chains of sugars called glucosaminoglycans, necessary to rebuild cartilage and other soft tissues.
Where is it from?
Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring amino-monosacharide found in highly concentrated amounts in the joints of mammals. The body recognizes glucosamine as a natural substance, therefore it does not react to its presence in a negative way.
What is it used for?
The primary purpose of glucosamine is to stimulate the rebuilding of damaged cartilage, and to affect metabolism of cartilage in ways to prevent its breakdown. It also has some anti-inflammatory activity, but basically relieves pain, swelling, and tenderness by rebuilding stiff and eroded joint tissues. It may also help to protect cell membranes, especially in epithelial cells like those lining the digestive tract.
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