Unfortunately, many doctors do not know much about the role that nutritional supplements can play in managing joint pain and inflammation. When you have chronic joint pain, you may be inclined to take a pain medication day after day for years on end. While your doctor may prescribe it, that doesn’t mean it’s completely safe. Even seemingly innocuous over-the-counter pain medications, known as NSAIDs (such as aspirin and ibuprofen) taken for long periods of time, can have serious negative health consequences. Luckily, plenty of research has shown the promise of glucosamine-chondroitin in reducing joint discomfort and in stemming the tide of joint deterioration over time by protecting cartilage and perhaps even rebuilding it.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound synthesized in the body. Glucosamine stimulates the creation of important components of the cartilage needed for healthy joints. Supplemental glucosamine is generally derived from the shells of crabs and other crustaceans. (However, vegetarian shellfish-free glucosamine is available.) It has become accepted by mainstream medical professionals. Glucosamine is recommended for improving joint mobility, reducing discomfort and helping to repair and maintain cartilage.
Chondroitin is a component of human connective tissue found in cartilage and bone. It is believed to enhance the shock absorbing properties of collagen and to block the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of cartilage. It helps keep your cartilage supple by retaining water and may even reverse cartilage loss when used in combination with glucosamine.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are often combined as studies show they are most effective as a team. Studies have shown that people who take NSAIDs can sometimes decrease their dependency on those drugs by taking a glucosamine-chondroitin supplement.
In a groundbreaking study conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), glucosamine-chondroitin was compared to a prescription NSAID. Glucosamine-chondroitin was the clear winner when it came to relieving moderate to severe knee discomfort.
There's lots of evidence that glucosamine-chondroitin can help with joint discomfort and stiffness. Our Osteo-GC™ not only improves joint discomfort, but also supports optimal joint health by supporting the body's natural inflammatory response, preserving joint function and cartilage and perhaps even helping to regenerate cartilage.
What Makes Stop Aging Now's Osteo-GC™ Superior?
- Our Osteo-GC™ formula is made to USP standards so its optimal dosages of 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 of chondroitin are guaranteed. Glucosamine-chondroitin supplements vary greatly in the quality of ingredients and their potency. If you have tried glucosamine-chondroitin and have found little or no benefit, it's possible that the product you used was substandard or did not contain enough of the active ingredients. Several consumer tests have found that up to half of common brands on the market had less glucosamine and/or chondroitin than listed on the label.
- Osteo-GC™ contains 100% Osamine™ pharmaceutical grade glucosamine HCl (hydrochloride). Osamine is the highest quality glucosamine available. Osamine is made only with wild ocean shrimp, which are harvested in an environmentally sustainable manner from their natural habitat. The HCl form of glucosamine is highly absorbable and is also the most chemically stable form, meaning it is less likely to degrade in potency over time.
- Osteo-GC™ contains 100% Chondropure®, a patented form of chondroitin. Most apt to be lacking from inferior glucosamine-chondroitin supplements is chondroitin, the more expensive of the two ingredients. Experts say that less than 800 mg of chondroitin per day is useless. Chondroitin tends to vary significantly in quality depending on its manufacturing source.
The Supplements That Science Created
Since our founding in 1995, our philosophy has been centered around a "show us the proof" approach. Every single active ingredient contained in our formulas is backed by strong clinical evidence supporting its anti-aging properties and total body wellness attributes. More importantly, we use the exact doses and exact brands used in the research studies. At Stop Aging Now, our research team reviews over 2,000 clinical studies per year.
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Equally important to potency and effectiveness, you get the reassuring comfort of Stop Aging Now's legendary quality. All of our premium dietary supplements are made in the USA in a state-of-the art FDA inspected facility to meet the stringent standards of US Pharmacopeia (USP) for quality, purity, potency and disintegration. Most supplements are made to far lower standards. Additionally, and unfortunately, many companies keep their costs down by outsourcing production to third world countries where quality controls and regulations are virtually non-existent. Whether you take our premium products or those from another company, we strongly encourage to you to be sure to know where they are manufactured. If the bottle label doesn't say "Made in the USA", they are most likely not. Our manufacturing facilities are located in California, Illinois and Florida. We invite you to take a virtual tour of one of our facilities.
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