Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Can they work for you?

April 2010

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two important supplements for joint health. Glucosamine occurs naturally in your body: it works to lubricate your joints by helping cartilage tissue absorb water. This process helps cartilage perform its important job of cushioning and mobility. However, we tend to produce less glucosamine as we age. Therefore, supplementing with daily glucosamine has been shown to be effective in maintaining healthy joint cartilage.*

Chondroitin also occurs naturally in healthy joint tissue and is a major component of joint cartilage. Together with glucosamine, chondroitin stimulates your body to produce glucosaminoglycans, which act as powerful water magnets. These "magnets" increase the water content of your joint cartilage keeping it healthy and lubricated while increasing its shock-absorbing potential. These effects aren't just limited to cartilage - all the body's tissues benefit from increased hydration.

Taking glucosamine and chondroitin together - in the liquid formula found only in Joint Juice® products - ensures that you get a full day's supply of glucosamine (1,500 mg) and chondroitin to maintain healthy and happy joints.*