Glucosamine Sulfate helps joint health for joint lubrication, better joint movement and flexibility. Cartilage, composed of proteoglycans, is mainly located on bones, near the joints and consists primarily of collagen protein with side chains called chondroitin sulfate. MSM supplies bioavailable sulfur needed to support joint health, hair, skin, and nails. NutraKey Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM is ultra micronized for maximum bioavailability.
Nutrients Essential for Joint Health
Glucosamine Sulfate & Chondroitin Sulfate are components of healthy cartilage. They are found in particularly high concentrations in joint cartilage. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound that is easily absorbed through oral supplementation.*
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in high concentrations in the fluids of the eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid works in the body as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. Supplementing with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, & Hyaluronic Acid can provide the nutritional building blocks for healthy joints.*
Role of Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate in Joints
Articular cartilage is a connective tissue composed of specialized cells (chondrocytes) embedded in a matrix of protein fibers (mostly collagen) and clusters of complex proteoglycan molecules that consist of a protein core with numerous side chains. These side chains, chiefly chondroitin sulfate and keratin sulfate, are long polysaccharide molecules called glycosaminoglycans. Chondroitin sulfate (CS) and the other glycosaminoglycans strongly attract water due to the negative charges of their sulfate groups. These negative charges also repel each other, creating spaces between glycosaminoglycan side chains where water can enter. This combination of solid and liquid gives cartilage a compressible quality that allows it to function as a shock absorber for joints.*
Glucosamine is a fundamental building block for proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. Glucosamine sulfate (GS) helps to maintain joint health through its ability to both act as a component of and stimulate formation of cartilage glycosaminoglycans and the hyaluronic acid backbone essential for the formation of cartilage proteoglycans.