Bio-Glucosamine + MSM cream contains cartilage maintaining nutrients, and is formulated to help soothe aching
joints and maintain normal joint mobility. Bio-Glucosamine +MSM cream contains two main ingredients,
glucosamine (sulphate form) and MSM (methylsulphonylmethane).
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring sugar-related nutrient, which is important in normal joint function.
Glucosamine is produced within the body; however as people age the capacity to manufacture sufficient levels of
glucosamine is reduced. Supplements are the best source of additional glucosamine, since there are no accessible
food sources of this substance. Commercially available glucosamine supplements are derived from the shells of
shrimps, crabs or oysters.
MSM is a natural compound containing sulphur (required by the body for normal growth and development). MSM
is required for the normal formation of bone and collagen in connective tissues, and for healthy skin, hair and nails.
This product also contains menthol and Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis) to help provide immediate analgesic
activity, together with herbal extracts of Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) and Hawaiian white ginger
(Hedychium coronarium) to promote healthyblood circulation.
Glucosamine is used within the body to form more complex molecules, which are necessary for the maintenance
and repair of cartilage and other connective tissues (ligaments, tendons) in joints. Damage to these components
typically results in back pain, osteo-(wear and tear) arthritis, and rheumatoid-(inflammatory) arthritis. Glucosamine
also promotes a healthy lining to the digestive tract. Of the various forms in which glucosamine may be available,
glucosamine sulphate is the most readily absorbed (>90%) from the digestive tract, and the most readily
incorporated into joint tissues. MSM helps to maintain normal flexibility of joints and arteries. MSM also increases
transdermal (skin) absorption of glucosamine.
The cream should be applied generously to painful joints 2-3 times per day, via gentle massage until the cream is
absorbed. It is recommended to clean, rinse and dry skin prior to application.
There are no known side effects, contra-indications or drug interactions for Bio-Glucosamine + MSM cream, with
the exception of shellfish allergy. As the glucosamine used in this product is obtained from shellfish, individuals
with shellfish allergy may suffer an allergic reaction in most cases however, allergies are caused by shellfish
proteins, rather than the chitin carbohydrates from which glucosamine is extracted.