Glucosamine is a simple molecule of glucose and glutamine—an amino acid—which contributes to making cartilage, the shock-absorbing gel in joints. As we age (and if we eat a lot of processed foods), our bodies slow down the production of this important substance, resulting in joint soreness.
While commonly prescribed pain killers such as ibuprofen and specific arthritis pain inhibitors can mask the ache of joints rubbing together, they don’t promote healing and can have unwanted side effects, especially with regular use. On the other hand, glucosamine relieves discomfort while it helps to restore—by building, repairing, and maintaining cartilage, tendons and other connective tissues in the body.
For even more significant relief, Beeyoutiful’s supplement adds MSM, a natural sulfur compound, to aid in pain reduction. MSM blocks the transmission of pain signal impulses in nerve fibers, and it alters cross-linked collagen, resulting in less scar tissue and diminished degeneration of the joints. While sulfur is a critical component in maintaining normal bodily functions, most Americans are somewhat deficient in it.
Most supplements of glucosamine are made from shellfish—which can be bad news for folks with seafood allergies. But Beeyoutiful’s is made from fermented, non-genetically modified corn, and it provides superior performance.
No matter what glucosamine supplement you take, make sure it uses Glucosamine Hydrochloride instead of Glucosamine Sulfate. REGENASURE® Glucosamine HCl—the type in Beeyoutiful’s version—contains less salt than some formulations since a number of manufacturers add salt in the form of sodium sulfate or potassium sulfate. That means 83% of Glucosamine HCl is actual glucosamine, compared to only 65% in Glucosamine Sulfate.
For best results, glucosamine should be taken for a longer period of time, not for a “quick fix.” Studies indicate a cumulative effectiveness over a 30-day period. Generally, taking glucosamine does not offer instant relief like that from prescription pain killers because the restorative properties of glucosamine must be given time to work. While each person’s response to supplements is different, it has been shown that 12 weeks of 1000 mg./day of glucosamine can result in joint pain improvement lasting from 6 to 12 weeks, even if glucosamine is discontinued. Such a regimen is viable because glucosamine is considered safe for long-term use.
Glucosamine/MSM 120 VCaps
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 2 Vcaps®
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
GreenGrown® Glucosamine HCl (Vegetarian Source) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) †
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) †
† Daily Value not established.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 Vcaps® daily with meals or on an empty stomach.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica. A Vegetarian Formula.
Contains NO sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk egg or preservatives.
Manufactured in the USA