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Cosamin - DS Double Strength Joint Health Supplement - 108 Capsules

  • Code#:100617
  • Manufacturer:Cosamin
  • Size/Form:108  Capsules
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.40
  • Servings:108
  • Dosage Size:1  Capsule(s)
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Cosamin - DS Double Strength Joint Health Supplement - 108 Capsules

Cosamin DS Double Strength Joint Health Supplement is the #1 orthopedic surgeon and rheumatologist recommended brand of chondroitin sulfate/glucosamine. As a joint health supplement, Cosamin DS helps reduce joint pain and stiffness by using ingredients that are safe, effective, and easily absorbed. Cosamin DS is superior to all other brands and has been proven effective in published clinical studies.

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 cosamine/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:
  • Age
  • Excess weight
  • Inactivity or over activity
  • Injury
  • Genetic

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.

Why is Cosamin DS my best choice?
  • Cosamin DS—the #1 Orthopedic Specialist recommended brand*
  • 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?

Suggested use:

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:
  • Weight control
  • Exercise
  • 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.

Suggested Use

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May be taken once daily or throughout the day.

Initial 1-2 months: 3 Capsules Per Day

Economical Long-term: 1-2 Capsules Per Day

One bottle can last over 3 months when taking 1 capsule on a long-term basis.

Keep out of reach of children. Keep in a cool, dry place. If you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement.


Cosamin - DS Double Strength Joint Health Supplement - 108 Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 5 45%
Sodium (as bound to Chondroitin Sulfate) 35mg Less Than 2%
Vitamin C (from manganese Ascorbate) 16mg 25%*
Manganese (from Manganese Ascorbate) 3mg 150%*
High Purity FCHG49 Glucosamine HCl 99% 500mg
TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (Contains approximately 8% moisture) 400mg
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value Not Established
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Manufacturer Info

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2208 Lakeside Blvd.
Edgewood, MD,
Phone: 888-886-6442 Fax: 410-776-4009 Visit website

About Cosamin

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.

*The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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