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High Potency MSM Plus Glucosamine Chondroitin 1kg
High Potency MSM Plus Glucosamine Chondroitin 1kg
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Details: High Potency MSM, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Powder 1000gm

Designed by qualified Naturopaths & Nutritionists.

Expiry Date: 18-24 months from expiry.

No fillers, seperaters etc. Just high strength which means you take less and lasts longer -111 day supply approx.

Packaged in stand up resealable pouch which protects of MSM, Glucosamine & Chondroitin from light which may reduce effectiveness.

Don't be concerned if your MSM slightly clumps - this is a sign of its purity (no filler or anti-clumping agents) and these lumps can be easily broken up with just a light touch.

WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE?
Glucosamine is a natural substance produced by the body to help build and repair cartilage. As cartilage wears down over time it is necessary for the body to constantly rebuild it and for this it needs glucosamine. Sometimes the body isn't able to produce the glucosamine it needs and this is when supplementation is required.Some brands in the Australian market place are misleading consumers in regards to the "True Strength" of their Glucosamine Sulphate product. They name their product Glucosamine Sulphate 500mg but the product only contains 375mg of Glucosamine Sulphate.

This happens because the Glucosamine Sulphate is present in many Arthritis supplements in the complex form: "Glucosamine Sulphate Potassium Chloride Complex". This complex contains only 75% of actual Glucosamine Sulphate. Whilst all products with Glucosamine Sulphate contain the complex some brands are misleading. Some brands are naming their product "Glucosamine Sulphate 500mg" but the ingredient is 500mg of Glucosamine Sulphate Potassium Chloride Complex which only provides 75% Glucosamine Sulphate (375mg).

This may mean you are not taking enough Glucosamine Sulphate to meet the clinical dose and receive relief from your arthritis. To avoid this trap you need to find the "True Strength" of your Glucosamine product.

The therapeutic dose is 1500 mg (1.5gm) of glucosamine and 1200mg (1.2gm) of chondroitin daily for 1- 2 months. If a response is obtained, the dose can be reduced to 1000mg (1.2gm)of glucosamine and 800mg (8gm) of chondroitin or less.

Chondroitin

Chondroitin is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It is a major component of cartilage -- the tough, connective tissue that cushions the joints. Chondroitin helps to keep cartilage healthy by absorbing fluid (particularly water) into the connective tissue. It may also block enzymes that break down cartilage, and it provides the building blocks for the body to produce new cartilage.

A number of scientific studies suggest that chondroitin may be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a type of arthritis characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage, either due to injury or to normal wear and tear. It commonly occurs as people age. In some studies, chondroitin supplements have decreased the pain of OA. Not all studies are positive, though, and several recent ones have not shown any positive effect from taking chondroitin. It's not clear why the studies have different findings, and experts disagree on whether chondroitin is helpful in treating OA.

Osteoarthritis
Results from several well-designed scientific studies suggest that chondroitin supplements may be an effective treatment for OA, particularly OA of the knee or hip. In general, findings from these studies suggest that chondroitin:

Reduces OA (Ostee Arthritis) pain

Improves functional status of people with hip or knee OA

Reduces joint swelling and stiffness

Provides relief from OA symptoms

MSM (the abbreviation for methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a special biological sulfur found in all plants, soils, fruits, vegetables and meats. MSM is extremely important to human beings and all other forms of life because it provides a unique dietary source of sulfur that we must have in order to function. MSM is also called Organic Sulfur. DO NOT confuse it with the toxic, inorganic medicinal sulfur compounds or sulfites used on salad bars or sulfur dioxide used on some dried fruits. These inorganic sulfur compounds are toxic and may cause allergic reactions in many people.

Why do we need MSM?
Why do we need sulfur? Unknown to most of us, sulfur is one of the five basic elements of life. Sulfur is so critical to the formation if connective tissue that without it we would literally be shapeless pools of protoplasm! Sulfur also provides the chemical links that create collagen and keratin needed for beautiful, healthy skin, hair and nails. Sulfur is an activator of thiamine, Vitamin C, biotin, pantothenic acid. Sulfuris used by the liver to manufacture bile, a key element in digestion and is an important component in insulin production. Sulfur also is essential in maintaining the body's crucial acid/alkaline(pH) balance. For all these reasons and more we need an abundant supply of sulfur.
But as scientists have found, the depletion of our soils and the heatand processing used in food preparation destroy or greatly reduce MSM levels in our fruits, vegetables and meats. Research has also shown that MSM levels decrease with age, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, tissue, and organ degeneration and increase susceptibility to disease. Fortunately, researchers have now developed MSM as a dietary supplement and have used it in research studies with extraordinary results!

Animal grade MSM
The basic form of MSM was discovered over 20 years ago but long before studies were done for human nutritional use, it became widely used by race horse owners and vetinarians for successfully combating a wide range of animal complaints. Animal grade MSM, commonly called "Horse Powder" is a basic and impure form of MSM suitable for animal use only. However many agree that it is unethical to use it on animals because it is a cheaper,inferior form of MSM. The best MSM for animals is also the Human Grade MSM (especially if you love your pet). Animal Grade MSM can sometimes be detected by a very slight sulphur odour, also the crystals tend to be very small in size resembling a powder. Beware if MSM is being sold really cheap, its because it is cheap "Horse Powder", animal grade MSM.

"You are What You Eat"

MSM containing fillers

Fillers like magnesium stearate are added to many commercial products for bulking purposes i.e. it fills the tubs/capsules up.One brand of MSM capsules contains 25% filler. Talc (unscented) is another popular bulking filler.If your MSM Crystals, powder or capsules contain filler - change your supplier ! Silicates, flow agents and anti-caking agents are added commercially for product appearance and ease of packing. Ours is 100% pure - no filler, additives, antic-clumping agents etc, you are paying for what you want - not what you don't want. You may find the different ingredients tend to seperate and the lighter ingrediens settle on top - simply mix or shake once or twice a week to ensure thorough cobination of ingredients. If the MSM is totally clump free powder it is certain to contain one or more flow agents. Pure organic MSM forms naturally into larger crystals i.e.. The powder in your container should therefore appear like white lumpy crystals!

Can't repair joints without Sulfur
Collagen can't be made in the body unless sulfur is present, so this means your joint cartilage can't be repaired without sulfur (MSM supplementation). Unfortunately, synthetic fertilizers used today don't contain sulfur, so it isn't replaced in the soil. What little MSM that is available in vegetables, meat, and milk is lost in cooking becuase heat destroys MSM. Pasteurization is the heating of milk.)

How Safe is MSM?
MSM is as safe as pure drinking water. Because of it's inert nature, MSM is non-allergenic, non-pyretic and has no interfering or undesirable pharmacological effects.You cannot overdose with MSM. The body will use what it needs and after 12 hours, will flush any excess amounts out of the body, MSM will flush what the body does not retain semi-permanently every 12 hours and because it is a free radical and foreign protein scavenger, MSM cleans the blood stream, so allergies to food and pollens go away. To maintain good healthy cells, take MSM in the morning and evening.

You'll find that when some vitamin material is relatively expensive that the seller is often tempted to claim that only a small amount is needed. That is true about MSM. Most MSM is sold in capsule or tablet form -- those cost much more than bulk. Because they are most expensive forms of packaging AND because those companies have inherently more expensive stuff, they are tempted to tell you that 3 or 4 capsules is all you need. Usually that is not true! Many other brands of MSM will tell you that 1000 mg or perhaps 3000 mg per day is what you should take. Unfortunately, they don't want to tell you that you might need to take 20,000 mg per day because that would expose the high cost of their product. Powder MSM is the way to go if you can handle the taste somehow.

Why?
Because many people WILL need to take 20 grams per day. That is the same as 20,000 mg per day. If you take capsules, that would be 40! capsules per day. Very few people want to take 40 capsules of anything. So, if you are taking the capsules, keep in mind that you may need to take a lot of them to get relief from arthritic pain. If you are taking the bulk, start by recognizing that one heaping teaspoon is about 5 grams (5,000mg). Most people should achieve very dramatic relief from arthritic pain by the time they reach 20 grams (4 teaspoons)of MSM per day. MSM works synergistically with Vitamin C so we recommend you take a good quality Vit C powder. MSM dissolves most quickly in warm water. Once it is dissolved you can then mix in more water, or add any beverage to disguise the taste. Disguising the taste? Tomato juice is the strongest disguiser!! Orange juice, or any juice will help hide the taste of the MSM.
None of these juices will adversely affect the results of the MSM.

MSM, Glucosamine & Chondroitin Powder

Start by taking 2 heaped teaspoons (12gm) per day. This is a higher amount, for the purpose of achieving higher benefits. Once an improvement is noted try reducing to one to one-and-a-half teaspoons per day to find most suited personal amount. At a dosage of one-and-a-half teaspoons per day this 1kg quantitiy should last approx 111 days. Some people may need to increase up to 3 teaspoons (18gm) per day, temporarily. Since each 3 ingredients is pure a lesser amount is required than other health food line MSM, Glucosamine and chondroitin mixtures (which can contain up to 50% fillers! Shocking).

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 April, 2011.