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Glucosamine MSM Complex

The body manufactures glucosamine, a simple molecule composed of glucose and an amine (nitrogen and two molecules of hydrogen). Glucosamine is an important building block needed by the body to manufacture specialised molecules called glycosaminoglycans, found in cartilage. Glucosamine also promotes the incorporation of sulphur into cartilage. Glucosamine is almost exclusively researched and used for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA).

Detailed human studies on the absorption, distribution, and elimination of orally administered glucosamine sulphate show an absorption rate as high as 98%. Once absorbed, it is taken up by the joint tissues, where it is incorporated into the connective tissue matrix of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

Sulphur is an essential nutrient for joint tissue, with research from the 1930s showing that arthritic individuals are commonly deficient in this mineral. The restoration of sulphur levels in these patients has been shown to bring about significant benefit.

Viridian uses glucosamine sulphate 2KCL which stands for 2 x molecules of Potassium (K) chloride (Cl), this is the preferred form rather than sodium chloride - thus eliminating any potential hypertensive effect.



MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient, an organic sulphur compound that is found in the normal human diet. MSM is found in foods, including fruit, alfalfa, corn, tomatoes, tea, and coffee. Sulphur is present in all living organisms and without sulphur life as we know it would not exist. It is an important element in more than 150 compounds in the body--tissues, enzymes, hormones, antibodies and antioxidants. Sulphur is stored in every cell of the body, particularly in the hair, nails and connective tissue of joints and skin, where it is an importan