About Glucosamine & Chondroitin
1. What are glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate?
They are natural substances found in and around the cells of cartilage; they are the building blocks of joints. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that the body produces and distributes in cartilage and other connective tissue, and chondroitin sulfate is a complex carbohydrate that helps cartilage retain water.
2. Is the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin important?
Yes. A large body of clinical evidence shows that combination glucosamine and chondroitin works better at restoring joint health than either ingredient alone.
3. What dosage of glucosamine and chondroitin has been rigorously clinically
The highest quality glucosamine (1,500mg) and chondroitin (1,200mg).
4. How many people have used glucosamine and chondroitin?
Approximately 12 million Europeans (20 years) and 8 million Americans (10 years).
5. Why isn’t all glucosamine and chondroitin the same?
Glucosamine and chondroitin are dietary supplements in the United States. Dietary supplements are not strictly regulated by the FDA and companies are not required to deliver the same ingredients, quality or dosages as what has been clinically tested and proven to be effective. You need to really do your homework, which is very difficult, since all companies state that their products are high quality and reference clinical research for their support.
6. Where does Supple's® glucosamine and chondroitin come from?
Supple’s® glucosamine is the only vegetarian glucosamine in the world and is made exclusively in the United States. Supple’s® chondroitin comes only from bovine sources from certified non-BSE countries and is made in Spain. Chondroitin varies significantly by source and only bovine chondroitin has been rigorously clinically tested. None of Supple’s® active ingredients are sourced from China.