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PNF Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Optimum 500/400 Ratio.
Support joint health.
Helps to reduce inflammation.
Helps rebuild, repair & maintain healthy cartilage.
Easy to Swallow Capsule.

Maintaining Joint Health with Glucosamine & Chondroitin

When scientists first began studying glucosamine and chondroitin in the 1970s, they were amazed that no only did the subjects experience less pain, but also - and more importantly-  their formerly degenerating cartilage had begun to repair itself.  When they took a closer look at the way glucosamine and chondroitin were actually working to reduce pain and repair cartilage, they found that both of them were extremely important for normal joint health.

They found that glucosamine and chondroitin are both building blocks for the molecules that make up tendons, ligaments, bones, and synovial fluid. They also supply a very important molecule called "proteo-glycans", a substance in joint cartilage.  The problem they found was that with age, the ability to regenerate and restore joint structure begins to fail, often due to a decrease in the natural production of glucosamine sulfate in the body.  This deficiency causes the production of new joint and connective tissue to slow, causing it to both weaken. The result is pain and stiffness. A deficiency in either glucosamine or chondroitin may lead to osteoarthritis, which is a break down of joint structure that manifests  itself as stiffness (especially after periods of rest), creaking and cracking joints, as well as pain.

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage that covers the surfaces of bones in the joints becomes damaged, which allows bone to rub directly against bone.  The synovial fluid eventually becomes thinner, which reduces its ability to cushion impact.  Glucosamine makes healthy synovial fluid thick and gelatinous.  Without it, your ligaments and tendons would fray, and your cartilage would degenerate.

Though glucosamine may take several months to bring relief from pain, some may have results in as little as a month.  In any case, the results are worth the wait.  When studies show that prescription arthritis drugs and anti-inflammatories can actually contribute to the further degeneration of connective tissue (and worse, such as Vioxx), glucosamine and chondroitin offer a safe and effective natural alternative.

Drug Treatments Actually Worsen Arthritis

Conventional treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories has been shown to worsen arthritis.  Side effects of some drugs are gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach ulcers, heart attacks and liver problems.  Some of these medications, especially the NSAID group can actually accelerate the degradation of joint tissue.  Corticosteroids like cortisone and prednisone sometimes prescribed for arthritis, while effective at relieving discomfort in the short term, can cause a loss of bone mass.

Is Glucosamine & Chondroitin Safe?

Glucosamine and chondroitin have been used in clinical trials for nearly 30 years and over that time they have each been proven to be very safe and non toxic, even in very high doses.  Unlike many arthritis drugs, they will not irritate your stomach, or increase the degeneration of joint cartilage as is the case with cortisone.

Each Capsule Contains

Glucosamine Sulfate (Sodium Free) .......................500mg

Chondroitin Sulfate ................................................400mg