Protection and regeneration of articular cartilage
Introduced in 1992, Cosamin® is the original, most sought-after brand of glucosamine / chondroitin joint health supplement. Three capsules of Cosamin® DS contain 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin sulfate – the same level of active ingredients used in clinical studies.
How does Cosamin DS work?
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage and work synergistically to stimulate the production of cartilage matrix components.
Why do we need help with joint health?
Joints are the junctions between two or more bones. The ends of the bones are covered with cartilage which serves as a smooth elastic cushion that allows the joint to move freely. Cartilage and synovial fluid work together as a shock absorber to allow joints to be flexible.
Even the simplest of daily activities puts tremendous strain on your joints. The ingredients in Cosamin DS support joint health for those feeling the effects of aging and physical activity.
Why does cartilage break down?
Cartilage has no direct blood supply. It relies on the nutrients present in the synovial fluid to nourish itself and maintain its structure. When this process is affected by one or more of the factors mentioned below, the cartilage can break down to the point where it can no longer cushion the joint.
These factors include:
- Inactivity or hyperactivity
Why choose Cosamin DS?
There are differences between glucosamine/chondroitin brands. Cosamin DS is the most researched brand of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate, based on US studies published in third-party reviewed journals. Laboratory studies have shown that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin DS works better together than glucosamine alone. Cosamin is tested for purity, concentration of active elements, heavy metals and microbes by "Nutramax Consumer Care Laboratories, Inc." quality control and assurance laboratories as well as the NSF, an industry-respected independent testing laboratory.
Use: Take 3 capsules daily until desired comfort level is achieved. Then gradually reduce the number of capsules taken daily to maintain comfort level. Capsules can be taken all at once or divided with meals throughout the day.
Ingredients for 3 capsules: Glucosamine HCl 1,500 mg, Sodium chondroitin sulfate 1,200 mg, Sodium 105 mg, Vitamin C (manganese ascorbate) 6 mg, Manganese (manganese ascorbate) 1 mg.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, contains <2% of: water, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (color), Red 3, Blue 1.
Contains: glucosamine derived from crab and shrimp.
Warning: If you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention, always consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.