The two main ingredients in Cosamin DS, FCHG49® glucosamine hydrochloride and TRH122® chondroitin sulfate, stimulate the production of cartilage. In younger, healthier individuals cartilage cells would normally accomplish this task. However, as one ages, cartilage cells die off and are not replaced. This starts a cycle of destruction in the cartilage. There are also enzymes present that degrade cartilage. Glucosamine hydrochloride stimulates cartilage production while chondroitin sulfate inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate has been shown in clinical trials to slow the progression of cartilage deterioration as well as reduce joint pain.
Cosamin DS is more effective when used in the early stages of joint deterioration. Early action is always the best advice. If you notice changes in flexibility or joint function it is best to see your doctor. Your doctor may discuss with you:
- Weight control
Cosamin DS can be used before the onset of joint pain and stiffness. For those who exercise daily or strenuously and are not experiencing joint pain and stiffness, Cosamin DS may be taken to maintain optimal joint health.
Initial 1-2 months: 3 Capsules Per Day
Economical Long-term: 1-2 Capsules Per Day
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Sodium (as bound to Chondroitin Sulfate)||35mg||Less than 2%*|
|Vitamin C (from Manganese Ascorbate)||16mg||25%*|
|Manganese (from Manganese Ascorbate)||3mg||150%*|
|High Purity FCHG49® Glucosamine HCl 99%||500mg||†|
|TRH122® Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate(Contains approximately 8% moisture)||400mg||†|