Glucosamine Sulfate, provided by Douglas
Laboratories, is a well-absorbed source of
glucosamine, an important precursor for the synthesis
and maintenance of connective tissues.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino sugar
found in glycosaminoglycans, integral components of
the proteoglycans found in joint cartilage.
Proteoglycans are large carbohydrate rich structures
that provide resiliency, load distribution, shockabsorbing,
compressive and lubricating properties to
joints and connective tissues. The availability of
glucosamine is an integral part of the synthesis of
glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans that are
necessary during the constant remodeling that aging
cartilage undergoes. Thus, the maintenance of healthy
aging cartilage may be improved with enhanced
deposition of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.
Dietary glucosamine serves as an immediate
precursor for glycosaminoglycan synthesis, and also
stimulates incorporation of other precursors into the
connective tissue matrix. Bioavailability of oral
glucosamine sulfate is excellent. It is absorbed intact,
and utilized very quickly by all tissues, including
connective tissues. Glucosamine sulfate is more
efficiently used for connective tissue metabolism than
other glucosamine sources, such as cartilage extracts
or chondroitin sulfate. In summary, glucosamine
sulfate is a well recognized, highly effective source of
glucosamine for glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycan
synthesis in all connective tissues, such as cartilage,
ligaments, tendons, skin, and bone.
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Keep out of reach of children.