ChondroSamine Plus x 90 Capsules
Connective tissues, like those found in joints, require adequate supplies of important nutrient building blocks in order to maintain their integrity. This is especially true following injury or for those with chronic inflammation or degeneration. Cartilage is composed primarily of collagen, water and proteoglycans and relies upon diffusion of nutrients through the cartilage matrix from distant blood vessels in bone and synovial membranes. When inflammation is present it is characterised by local oedema and swelling. If present near joints, this increase in pressure slows diffusion of nutrients from blood to chondrocytes. Inflammatory processes increase free radicals and may compromise cell function. Chondroitin sulphates (CS) are glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s), which are large heterogenous biological polymers used by the body to maintain proper elastic integrity within the tissues.
ChondroSamine Plus® include Vitamin C – an essential co-factor for collagen formation, Saccharum officinarum extract (shoots) – a rich source of silicon, which is required for structural integrity of connective tissue, Manganese – an essential nutrient lost during food processing, it is an essential co-factor for the synthesis of chondroitin sulphate, Pantothenic Acid – essential for growth and health (deficiencies in pantothenic acid are believed to block cartilage formation), Niacinimide – for energy metabolism in general, and supports energy-requiring processes associated with the formation and secretion of structural building blocks by chondrocytes, and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) – a source ofsulphur, a non-metal element essential for life. Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and Catalase are also included in this well balanced formula.
CAUTION – not recommended for pregnant or lactating women
Contains ingredients derived from Shrimp and Crab shell.
Directions for use
Three (3) capsules each day as a food supplement. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Caution: Not recommended for pregnant women.
Caution: Long term intake of 6 mg of Manganese may lead to muscle pain and fatigue.
|Cultured Pea (Pisum sativum)**||75mg||†|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||180mg||225%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||50mg NE||313%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)||45mg||750%|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||3ug||120%|
|Manganese (as manganese gluconate)||6mg||300%|
|Glucosamine (as glucosamine HCl)***||1,000mg||†|
|Purified Chondroitin Sulphates (bovine)||500mg||†|
|Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) (shoot) (extract)||25mg||†|
|Superoxide Dismutase (from vegetable culture)*||20ug||†|
|Catalase (from vegetable culture)*||20ug||†|
† % NRV not established
Ingredients: Glucosamine HCl***, Chondroitin Sulphates, Capsule Shell (Gelatine and Water), Pisum sativum Organic Vegetable Culture**, Ascorbic Acid, MSM, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Manganese Gluconate, Magnesium Stearate (E470b), Saccharum officinarum Fibre, Folate, Methylcobalamin.
Contains ingredients derived from shrimp and crab shell.
***Glucosamine (1,000 mg elemental) derived from 1,250 mg glucosamine HCl.
This product is gluten and dairy free.
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.