Kal Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Sodium Free 3 times Daily - 90 Tablets
Kal Glucosamine Chondroiting MSM is an advanced joint combo intended to provide nutritive support for normal joint comfort. MSM provides an organic source of sulfur which is necessary for normal cartilage formation.Kal Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM contains 1500 mg of Glusocamine, 1200 mg of Chondroitin and 1500 mg of MSM. MSM provides an organic source of sulfur which is necessary for normal cartilage formation. Glucosamine helps keep collagen supple and Chondroitin provides lubrication to reduce friction and help the joint glide easily. Vitamin C promotes healthy connective tissue and provides antioxidant support. Kal Guarantees that No ingredients other than those listed on this label have been added to this product. ActivTab tablets are guaranteed to disintegrate in 30 minutes according to USP standards.
Definition: Glucosamine sulfate holds some very exciting potential as a safe treatment for osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint conditions. It is a naturally occurring amino-monosaccharide found in the joints of mammals. When taken as a dietary supplement, glucosamine appears to significantly restore normal biochemistry in supporting the rebuilding and healing of osteoarthritic cartilage. A glucosamine deficiency has been linked to osteoarthritis. Some studies have supported the ability of glucosamine to heal anti-inflammatory disease.
Applications: Arthritis (especially osteoarthritis), cartilage injuries, connective tissue disease, joint pain and TMJ.
Recommendations: Look for pharmaceutical grade products with strong potency and guaranteed purity. This supplement should always be taken in conjunction with chondroitin sulfate for maximum benefit. Dosages should be higher initially with a tapering off over time. Results will be noticeable within a month to six weeks.
Definition: Chondroitin sulfate is a promising new supplement. When combined with glucosamines sulfate, it helps to alleviate the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis and can facilitate cartilage healing and regeneration in affected joints. The chemical constituents of chondroitin help to create spaces in the matrix enhancing flexibility and cushioning by enabling it to hold more water. Chondroitin is a naturally occurring compound found in joint tissue. Initial data suggests that both chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate may be the most valuable and effective natural treatment for arthritis.
Applications: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, connective tissue diseases, bursitis, joint trauma.
Recommendations: Look for supplements labeled either chondroitin sulfate or mucopolysaccriarides. These products should be pharmaceutical grade to ensure purity and potency. This compound is usually found in capsule or tablet form.
Note: Chondroitin sulfate should always be used in combination with glucosamine sulfate.
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.