Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring substance found in the joints and connective tissues of the human body. Glucosamine is the fundamental building block required for synthesis of larger molecules such as chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid needed for proper function of joints and connective tissues, including the skin.
- Promotes Synthesis and Repair of Joint Structures: Joints are complex connective tissue structures composed of muscles, tendons, synovial membranes, synovial fluid, cartilage, and ligaments. These tissues are in a constant state of turnover. Damaged and older cells are continuously being removed and replaced by healthy new cells. A continual supply of glucosamine is needed for tissue health and integrity.
- Assists Joint Mobility: Glucosamine plays a key role in the mobility and smooth working of cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It is a major component of the complex proteins that form part of the structure of cartilage. Glucosamine is essential for production of new cartilage and synthesis of synovial fluids that provide cushioning for joints.
- Supports Healthy Skin: Glucosamine is important for the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, a natural lubricating component of skin tissue, joint fluid, eye fluid, and other connective tissues throughout the body. Its “water- loving” property hydrates skin and other tissues by holding in moisture.