Joint-Q Complete Joint Formula (Westcoast Naturals) - 850 mg
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Protects against the deterioration of cartilage from chronic joint disease. Effective in reducing joint pain.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that our bodies produce naturally. It is the major building and re-building component in cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Supplementing glucosamine can help to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis, especially at the knee joint.(1) Glucosamine hydrochloride has more glucosamine per gram than any other form of glucosamine. Glucosamine Hydrochloride provides by weight 99% of glucosamine, compared to the sulfate form, which provides only 74% by weight.
Chondroitin sulfate is another natural component of healthy joint tissue. It helps the body to maintain the fluid balance in the joints, as well as helping to prevent cartilage breakdown. It may work synergistically with glucosamine, in other words, both supplements work better when they are taken together.(2)
MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in plant and animal tissues such as fruits, vegetables, grains and cow. MSM has significant anti-inflammatory properties and helps in relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.
COLLAGEN TYPE II
Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue in humans. Collagen is the main component of cartilage, bone, skin, tendons and blood vessels. The most predominant type of collagen is collagen type II . Collagen from chicken contains the greatest amount of anti-inflammatory and joint supporting factors called proteoglycans.