Info: 180 Capsules; Available in 2 Strengths
Is joint pain getting in the way of your everyday life? Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) are crucial components for supporting joint health and reducing joint pain. Glucosamine is a major compound that is used for the formation of joint cartilage, which is the flexible connective tissue that is found between bones and provides cushioning, lubrication, and shock absorption. Chondroitin is a chemical that is naturally found in cartilage and aids to maintain the integrity of the joints and MSM is an organic sulfur compound that aids to relieve inflammation.
NOW Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM may be more beneficial for those with Osteoarthritis (degeneration of joints over time) as it contains a higher amount of Chondroitin (note: it has gelatin rather than vegetarian capsules).
On the other hand, NOW High Potency Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin may be more suitable for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the joints) as research indicates MSM's antioxidant properties aid to reduce inflammation that is associated with autoimmune diseases.
Customer Review (Name Not Submitted): I found this product helpful in relieving stiffness and pain in the joints -- much more so than MSM on its own. Together with exercises suggested by my Physio -- and her treatments when needed, moist heat application, and yes, painkillers when that pain is too much, chronic pain has become manageable.
Herrero-Beaumont G, Ivorra JAR, Trabado MC, Blanco FJ, Benito P, Martín-Mola E, Paulino J, Marenco JL, Porto A, Laffon A, Araújo D, Figueroa M, Branco J. 2007. "Glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis symptoms -- a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study using acetaminophen as a side comparator." Arthritis and Rheumatism 56(2):555-67.
Kim LS, Axelrod LJ, Howard P, Buratovich N, Waters RF. 2006. "Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial." Osteoarthritis Cartilage 14:286-94.
Ingredients:Each capsule of the 367/400/100 Ratio / Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM type (NPN: 80002527; UPC 733739831729) contains:
367 mg Glucosamine sulfate (Glucosamine sulfate-Potassium chloride from shellfish exoskeleton)
400 mg Chondroitin Sulfate (Chondroitin sulfate sodium)
100 mg MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water, silica), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Each capsule of the 550/25/250 Ratio / High Potency Glucosamine & MSM plus Chondroitin Sulfate type (NPN: 80002125, UPC 733739832795) contains:
550 mg Glucosamine sulfate (Glucosamine sulphate-Potassium chloride from shellfish exoskeleton)
25 mg Chondroitin Sulfate (Chondroitin sulfate sodium)
250 mg MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Veg. capsule: (hypromellose, water), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Usage:Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM Type:
Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily, with meals or on an empty stomach. Use for a minimum of 2 months to see beneficial effects.
High Potency Glucosamine & MSM plus Chondroitin Sulfate Type:
Adults: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals. Use for a minimum of 4 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Store both types in a cool, dry place.
Warnings:Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are experiencing gastrointestinal pain, bowel movement disturbances or if symptoms persist beyond 3 months. Persons with a known allergy to shellfish should not use this product.