Glucosamine & Chondroitin are naturally occurring structural components that have recently enjoyed growing popularity. Glucosamine is an amino sugar derived from the chitin of shellfish and is used by the body to support healthy joint structures. Chondroitin complements Glucosamine and works synergistically to provide optimal nutritional support.*
What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is composed of glucose and glutamine (an amino acid). It is utilized by chondrocytes to form glycosaminoglycans (GSG’s) and proteoglycans. Both of these constituents attract and bind water into cartilage, increasing resiliency.
How is glucosamine manufactured?
Glucosamine is supplied mostly by China. The shells of shrimp and crabs have their proteins and minerals removed producing Chitin or poly N-acetylglucosamine. Manufacturers use acid with a depolymerizing and deacetylating process to produce glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine sulfate.
What is the source of your Chondroitin, and is it BSE free?
NOW Chondroitin is derived from bovine tracheal tissue. The cattle are raised in China. As with all of our raw materials, we screen Chondroitin very carefully for the presence of any undesirable microbes, and is BSE Free.
Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving:
Total Carbohydrates 2 g <1%
Sodium 110 mg 4%
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) 245 mg 6%
(from Glucosamine Potassium Sulfate Complex) 1.5 g (1,500 mg) †
Chondroitin Sodium Sulfate
(from Bovine Cartilage) 1.2 g (1,200 mg) †
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablets daily with meals or on an empty stomach.
Contains shellfish derivative. Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica and Vegetable Coating.
Persons with a known allergy to shellfish should not use this product. Caution: Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
NOW Foods developed the glucosamine test method chosen as the official AOACI industry standard method.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
Due to size of tablet, take with 8 oz. of water or other beverage. As an alternative, NOW also offers Glucosamine and Chondroitin in capsule, powder and liquid form.