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Natures Plus
Size/Form
180 Tablet
Item #
48546
UPC #
097467049246
Ship Weight
0.79 Lb(s)
Servings
60
Dosage
3 Capsule(s)

DESCRIPTION

Natures Plus - Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx-Joint - 180 Tablets

Healthy Joints With Glucosamine Chondroitin Supplement
Maintaining integrity of the joints is crucial especially for people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis or injury to the joints. It is important to take note that while it is normal for people to experience wear and tear on their joints, there is something that can be done to prevent the disintegration of the joints. People who are in their elderly years need to protect their joint health and this is easily achieved through supplementation. However, there are many types of joint supplements that people can try. This is where Natures Plus Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement comes in.

  • May help improve osteoarthritis
  • Helps support joint health
  • Contains bioavailable glucosamine sulfate
  • Contains crustacean shells and bovine cartilage
  • Contains Vitamin C and Manganese
  • Recommended dosage is three tablets once daily
  • Formulated for people suffering from osteoarthritis

Glucosamine As The Building Block Of Cartilage
Glucosamine is a crucial building block needed by the body to create cartilage. It is the precursor to glycosaminoglycans that can help in the biosynthesis of cartilage. However, it is important to take note that there are different forms of glucosamine. One of the most stable forms is glucosamine sulfate that has already been proven to be effective in treating osteoarthritis. Other forms of glucosamine include glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetyl-glucosamine. Unfortunately, both are not yet tested for their potency.

Contains Bioavailable Glucosamine
This supplement contains adequate amounts of bioavailable glucosamine sulfate (1000mg). This is enough to help maintain healthy cartilage and joints in the body. It also contains 1000 milligrams of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and chondroitin sulfate (800mg). All of these active ingredients are readily absorbed by the body. They are also obtained from natural sources such as crustacean shells and bovine cartilage so that it can easily take effect in the body instantaneously.

Comes With Other Beneficial Ingredients
Aside from containing beneficial ingredients for the joint, this supplement also contains other beneficial ingredients including Vitamin C (200mg), and Manganese (20mg). All of these ingredients can help promote a healthier immune system function. Vitamin C, in particular, is a well-known antioxidant that can help fight against the effects of free radicals. On the other hand, manganese is stored in the bones, liver, as well as kidneys and is used not only in metabolism but it also aids in effective calcium absorption for stronger bones.

Sourced From Natural Ingredients
This supplement is sourced from natural ingredients including bovine cartilage and shells from crustaceans. All of the raw ingredients are harvested using sustainable means and are sourced from wild clean waters all over the world. This is to ensure that it does not contain other ingredients that may deem dangerous including pesticides and other environmental toxins. But since this supplement contains crustacean shells, it may not be recommended for people who suffer from an intense allergic reaction to shellfish.

Recommended Dosage
While healthy people do not necessarily need to supplement with glucosamine routinely, it is highly recommended for people who suffer from osteoarthritis. Studies show that supplementing with 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate can help improve the condition of people with osteoarthritis. Thus, this supplement is ideal for people who are in their later years and are likely to suffer from joint problems. For best results, intake of three tablets once daily for a month is highly recommended.

Natures Plus Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx-Joint is a condition-specific formula that targets the three key elements of healthy joints - Cartilage, Connective Tissue and Synovial fluid. Each mega-potent Natures Plus Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra-Rx Joint tablet merges together the clinically proven powers of glucosamine, chondroitin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) for results you can feel.

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

Natures 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 Natures 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 Natures 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 Natures Plus Quality Commitment
Natures 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. Natures 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

As a dietary supplement, three tablets once daily.

INGREDIENTS

Natures Plus - Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Ultra Rx-Joint - 180 Tablets
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Extended-Delivery Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate) 200 mg 333%
Manganese (as glycinate) 20 mg 1000%
Glucosamine Sulfate
   (as aminomonosaccharide) (from bovine cartilage, and/or crustacean shell)
1000 mg
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) 1000 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate (as glucuronic, N-acetyl-D-galactosamine 4-sulfate) 800 mg
†Daily Value Not Established.
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, di-calcium phosphate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silica and pharmaceutical glaze.

WARNINGS

In a special base which provides fro the gradual release of ingredients over a prolonged period of time. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children. This is not a prescription product. It is a dietary supplement made with the highest possible quality standards.

MANUFACTURER INFO

Natures 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. Natures Plus supplements are known as the energy supplements because the standards of excellence practiced by the Natures 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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definately helps with the aches and pains

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I have used this product for some time now and I can always tell a difference when I use it and when i forget or run out. I am highly active and I have patella tendonitus in my knees and this vitamin combo really helps to keep the pain in my joints away when working out during the week. I chose to order it from this company because at local stores it's over $80 a bottle.

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