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Glucosamine is an amino sugar (glucose and glutamine) that is incorporated into the structure of a variety of tissues including the mucous secretions of the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts. Glucosamine is also part of our skin, nails, eyes, heart valves, bones and, most notably, ligaments and tendons. Glucosamine sulfate can be helpful for tendonitis and bursitis, respiratory allergies and asthma, vaginitis and candidiasis, food allergies, and various skin conditions.
Glucosamine supplies the raw materials for building cartilage and maintaining joint health. Our bodies need it to make hyaluronic acid (HA), a component of the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints and rehydrates cartilage keeping it resilient. In addition, HA is also part of the intercellular fluid that keeps our cells together. Glucosamine is also a component of keratin sulfate and other joint tissues, so for people with joint problems, connective tissue disorders and osteoarthritis glucosamine can help ease pain and stiffness.
Chondroitin is also a component of cartilage and connective tissues and is useful for maintenance and repair of the joints. It has anti-inflammatory activity as well. Outside the joints, chondroitin enhances immunity and heart health and may be useful for those with autoimmune disorders. Glucosamine and chondroitin together give your body the raw materials to maintain and repair joints.
This formula contains other supporting nutrients for joint health. Vitamin C is necessary for the construction of cartilage as well as bones. Calcium and manganese are minerals that contribute to healthy bones.
Livamed Glucosamine Chondroitin Complete® is designed to help the body manufacture the substances it needs for optimal joint health and to maintain healthy cartilage tissue.
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