- Helps regulate the immune response to stimuli
- Promotes skeletal health
- Helps maintain strong bones
- Promotes normal movement and flexibility of joints
- Promotes the retention and normal regeneration of cartilage
- Helps maintain joint comfort
- Promotes joint health and flexibility as you age
Glucosatrin® Bone & Joint Health
Few people consider the health and well-being of their bones and joints. Throughout a lifetime, the body’s joints sustain significant physical stress from everyday activities like walking, bending and lifting. Under normal conditions, the body is able to accomplish all of these activities with no problem because of the existence of cartilage. Cartilage is the smooth elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones, allowing them to glide across and cushion each other as the body moves. Bones and joints are intended to work together to provide structure and flexibility.
The body sustains healthy joint maintenance by continually rebuilding and regenerating cartilage. This is what allows the bones and joints to uphold their shock-absorbing capabilities. However, as the body ages or incurs injuries, it is sometimes more difficult to sustain healthy cartilage regeneration. Glucosatrin contains various key ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs that support healthy bones and joints. Glucosatrin promotes the retention and normal regeneration of cartilage, and helps maintain joint comfort.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Glucosatrin contains key ingredients glucosamine and vitamin D3 that work in conjunction with select vitamins, minerals and herbs to support healthy bones and joints. This unique combination of ingredients in Glucosatrin promotes the retention and normal regeneration of cartilage, normal movement and flexibility of joints, and helps maintain overall joint comfort. Plus, Glucosatrin does not contain chondroitin - like other products on the market - which has been shown to have unwanted side effects and inconclusive results regarding its effectiveness.
In addition to OPC-3, this product has given me much more joint flexibility and I am able to do things I was not able to do before taking this product.
Really helps with stiffness and pain!
Really helps with knees, ankle, joint pain due to over use. Long hours working on feet, plus very active life. This helps me keep going, and actually feel better over time. Was able to decrease usage after a while, now take as needed.
Walking up the stairs and working out is easier thanks to Glucosatrin!
Will let you know how it goes after 30 days. One star for what it says it will do.
I have used this product since it came onto the market. Since then I have been able to finish 5k walks (at least 3 per year) with no adverse results. Just recommended it to a fellow 5k walker this weekend as we crossed the finish line.
Glucosamine is an aminopolysaccharide (a combination of the amino acid — glutamine and a sugar — glucose). Glucosamine is concentrated in joint cartilage where it is incorporated in longer chains known as glycosaminoglycans and finally into very large structures known as proteoglycans. Glucosamine is naturally produced by the body and is a key component of cartilage. Glucosamine supports healthy joint function and promotes the normal production of synovial fluid, which lubricates your joints and regenerates cartilage. There are numerous European studies showing a clear benefit of glucosamine supplements for promoting joint health.
Regular sunlight exposure is the primary means of attaining vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D include cod liver oil, fatty fish like salmon, egg yokes, liver and Vitamin D-fortified milk. Vitamin D supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and promotes the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to promote hard, strong bones. It promotes the normal transport of calcium out of the osteoblasts into the extra-cellular fluid and in the kidneys and promotes calcium and phosphate re-uptake by renal tubules. Vitamin D also promotes the absorption of dietary calcium and phosphate uptake by the intestinal epithelium.
Around 90 percent of vitamin C in the typical diet comes from fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the best sources are peppers (sweet green and red peppers and hot red and green chili peppers), citrus fruits and juices, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach and strawberries. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes the normal growth and repair of tissue and supports adrenal gland function and gum health. It enhances immune function, supports the normal absorption of iron and supports cardiovascular health. It has been shown to operate as a signaling molecule to support the normal regulation of the synaptic efficiency of neurotransmitters dopamine and glutamic acid.
The richest dietary sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables and teas. The efficiency of the absorption of manganese is low — around five percent. It may also help to alleviate some PMS symptoms and mood swings. Low levels of manganese in the body can contribute to weakness. Manganese deficiencies are considered rare since it is relatively easy to obtain adequate amounts of manganese through the diet.
Interestingly, some experts estimate that as many as 37 percent of Americans do not get the recommended daily amounts of manganese in their diet. This may be due to the fact that whole grains are a major source of dietary manganese, and many Americans consume refined grains more often than whole grains. Refined grains provide only half the amount of manganese as whole grains. Additional benefits of manganese includesupporting calcium absorption, helping to maintain healthy blood pressure, promoting the normal formation of bones, supporting fat and carbohydrate metabolism and promoting the normal formation of sex hormones.
The boswellia plant produces a resin that has been used in traditional Indian medicine as a support for joint health. The plant has a long history of safe and effective use for promoting joint comfort. It supports normal mobility. Boswellia resin contains active boswellic acids which have been shown to support healthy cartilage and joint health.
Scutellaria is also called scullcap and is a member of the mint family. There are more than 100 related species of scutellaria throughout North America, Europe and China. In traditional Chinese medicine, scutellaria has been used for supporting healthy joints. Three bioactive flavonoids — baicalin, baicalein and wogonin — have been extracted from scutellaria and are thought to contribute to the major activities of the plant. All three flavonoids have been shown to support healthy joints.
Oleanolic acid is found in numerous herbs used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Oleanolic acid is isolated from the seeds of the plant randia dumetornm (rubiaceae). The compound promotes healthy joints.
Hops (humulus lupulus) have long been associated with beer and ale, but the beverage originally called ale in English was made from fermented malt only and contained no hops. Although hops’ confirmed value lies in its use for sleep aid, this herb has also been used to stimulate the appetite, support the flow of digestive juices and promote bone health.
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Most bone and joint formulas contain chondroitin sulfate. Why doesn’t Glucosatrin have this ingredient?
Chondroitin acts in a similar way to glucosamine; however, many studies performed on Chondroitin have had inconclusive results regarding its effectiveness. In one study, Chondroitin was linked to poor prostate health. Glucosamine is the safe, effective ingredient with no known side effects.
Can I take Glucosatrin with other vitamin and mineral supplements?
Yes, you can take Glucosatrin with other products, including Isotonix OPC-3®, Isotonix® Multivitamin, Isotonix Calcium Plus, and Isotonix Advanced B-Complex.
If I am healthy and active, do I need Glucosatrin?
Yes. Glucosatrin should be taken for its ability to help maintain proper joint function.*