Description of Glucosamine & Chondroitin Extra Strength, 120 Tablets, NOW Foods
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate - Extra Strength Formula
This super-high potency glucosamine and chondroitin formula was designed with
three things in mind - quality, convenience and reliability. By offering 1500
mg of glucosamine sulfate along with 1200 mg of chondroitin sulfate (min 90%)
NOW Extra Strength Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate is our strongest CGS supplement
to date, and has quickly become one of our most popular joint support formulas.
What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is composed of glucose and glutamine (an amino acid). It is utilized
by chondrocytes to form glycosaminoglycans (GSG's) and proteoglycans. Both of
these constituents attract and bind water into cartilage, increasing resiliency.
How is glucosamine manufactured?
Glucosamine is supplied mostly by China. The shells of shrimp and crabs
have their proteins and minerals removed producing Chitin or poly N-acetylglucosamine.
Manufacturers use acid with a depolymerizing and deacetylating process to produce
glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine sulfate.
What is the source of your Chondroitin, and is it BSE free?
NOW Chondroitin is derived from bovine tracheal tissue. The cattle are raised
in China. As with all of our raw materials, we screen Chondroitin very carefully
for the presence of any undesirable microbes, and is BSE Free.
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g <1%
Sodium 110 mg 4%
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 245 mg 6%
Glucosamine Sulfate (from Glucosamine Potassium Sulfate Complex) 1.5 g (1,500
Chondroitin Sulfate (from Bovine Cartilage) 1.2 g (1,200 mg)
As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablets daily with meals or on an empty stomach.
Free of: yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, sugar, preservatives or artificial
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Silica and Magnesium Stearate.
Warnings: Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.
Warning: Persons with a know allergy to shellfish should not use this product.
Due to size of tablet, take with 8oz of water or other beverage. As an alternative,
NOW also offers Glucosamine and Chondroitin in capsule, powder and liquid form.
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