Although glucosamine is an amino sugar made up of glucose and glutamine, it is not used for energy. Glucosamine is incorporated into the structure of tissues. It is part of the make up of skin and nails, eyes, heart valves, bones and, most notably, ligaments and tendons. It is also part of the mucous secretions of the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts. Glucosamine sulfate can be helpful for tendonitis and bursitis, respiratory allergies and asthma, vaginitis and candidiasis, food allergies, and various skin conditions. Glucosamine is a component of hyaluronic acid and keratin sulfate and other joint tissues, so for people with joint problems, connective tissue disorders and osteoarthritis it can have beneficial effects.
Chondroitin is a component of cartilage and connective tissues and is useful for maintenance and repair of the joints. It also has anti-inflammatory action. Outside the joints, chondroitin enhances immunity and heart health and may be useful for those with autoimmune disorders. Glucosamine and chondroitin together give your body the raw materials to maintain and repair joints.
Methylsulfonylmethane, commonly called MSM, is the third part of this triumvirate for joint health. It is one of the most bioavailable forms of sulfur, an antioxidant mineral that connects collagen molecules together, strengthening connective tissues. In addition, MSM may be useful for those with autoimmune diseases.
Jarrow Formula's Glucosamine + Chondroitin + MSM Combination supplies effective doses of glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and MSM. This excellent joing formula also includes Vitamin C which is necessary for cartilage formation and manganese, a mineral necessary for bone growth as well as cartilage and synovial fluid formation. (Synovial fluid lubricates and protects the joints and is an important part of the skin's connective tissue.) Jarrow's Glucosamine + Chondroitin + MSM Combination is Joint Sustain® nutrition, containing glucosamine sulfate stabilized with only potassium chloride (i.e., it's sodium-free). For best results, use with Jarrow Formulas® JarroSil®, the biologically Activated Silicon®.
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