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Glucosamine Sulfate, 120 Capsules, 500mg, From Ultimate
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Glucosamine Sulfate Helps Build And Maintain Healthy Joints!
Proteoglycans are specialized molecules that have a protein at their core with sulfate as side chains. Proteoglycans are essential for healthy cartilage because they attract and hold water, which lubricates and nourishes the cartilage. Therefore, proteoglycans are the "cement" that holds cartilage together. Proteoglycans break down with age which contributes to joint discomfort. Glucosamine is a building block of proteoglycans. Glucosamine serves two functions: It is both a building block for cartilage and stimulates the production of the so-called chondrocytes. Chondrocytes are a special type of cells that are miniature factories for the production of collagen and proteoglycans. Both collagen and proteoglycans prevent the breakdown of cartilage. In addition, chondrocytes have another important purpose: They remove worn-out cartilage in order for fresh cartilage to be produced.
Glucosamine plays an important role in determining how much proteoglycanis produced by the chondrocytes. If sufficient amount of glucosamine is present, water-carrying proteoglycans will be produced and not only the joint will be properly lubricated but it will also receive proper nutrients to keep it healthy. If lesser amounts of glucosamine are present, clearly, the joint will suffer. Numerous published studies demonstrate that glucosamine has beneficial effects on joint cartilage. What is important is that glucosamine is a safe nutrient that is well tolerated and can be taken continuously for longer-term joint support.