Help Support and Promote Joint Comfort
Introduced in 1992, Cosamin® is the original and most researched glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate joint health supplement brand.* Three capsules of Cosamin DS contains 1500 mg glucosamine and 1200 mg chondroitin sulfate – the same level of active ingredients used in published clinical studies.
•Is the Original and #1 Researched Glucosamine/ Chondroitin Sulfate Brand
•The ingredients in Cosamin DS have been shown in laboratory tests, including cell-based studies, to help protect cartilage from breakdown.
How Does Cosamin DS Work?
Laboratory cartilage cell culture research has demonstrated that the two main ingredients in Cosamin DS, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, work in synergy to stimulate the production of cartilage matrix components and inhibit enzymes that break down cartilage.
Why Do We Need Joint Health Support?
Joints are the junction between two or more bones. The ends of the bones are covered with cartilage which serves as a smooth, resilient cushion that allows the joint to move freely. The protective cartilage cushion and joint fluid work together like a shock absorber to allow for proper joint flexibility.
When you do even the simplest of everyday activities, there is tremendous pressure on your joints. The ingredients in Cosamin DS help support and promote joint health for those feeling the effects of aging and physical activity.
Why Does Cartilage Break Down?
Cartilage lacks a direct blood supply. It relies on nutrients found in the joint fluid to nourish cartilage cells and maintain its structure. When this process is affected by one or more of the factors mentioned above, cartilage can break down to the point where it can no longer work efficiently.
•Inactivity or over activity
Why Choose Cosamin DS?
There are differences between glucosamine/chondroitin brands. Cosamin DS is the most researched glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brand, based on published studies in U.S. peer-reviewed journals. Laboratory studies have shown that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin DS work better together than glucosamine alone.* Cosamin is tested for purity (including testing for heavy metals and microbial testing) and meeting label claim by industry respected, independent testing laboratories, such as NSF, as well as by the Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care Quality Control and Assurance laboratories.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did my doctor recommend Cosamin®DS?
Your doctor understands that there are differences between glucosamine/chondroitin brands and that is why Cosamin was recommended to you. Cosamin is the most researched glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brand, based on published studies in U.S. peer-reviewed journals, and laboratory studies have shown that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin DS work better together than glucosamine alone.
When should I start taking Cosamin DS?
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:
•Taking Cosamin DS
For those who exercise daily or strenuously, Cosamin DS may be taken to help support and promote joint health.
Are there any safety concerns with Cosamin® DS?
No there are no known contraindications or side effects. As with any dietary supplement, if you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention, you should always consult your physician.
Is Cosamin safe for diabetics to use?
Yes. We supported a study with a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate (Cosamin DS) that found that it is safe for diabetics.