Introduction to CosaminDS
CosaminDS is a nutritional supplement that aids the recovery of flexibility of impaired joints such as knees, hips, fingers, shoulders, neck and lower back. This unique patented formula contains high grade glucosamine HCl (500mg), chondroitin sulphate (400mg) and manganese gluconate 45.5mg. When given together in these correct proportions the ingredients work synergistically to support the structure and function of articular cartilage. This is the resilient slippery tissue that covers the ends of the bones in joints. It lubricates the bone surface and acts like a "shock absorber".
Articular cartilage consists of relatively few cells surrounded by a material called the matrix. The small numbers of cartilage cells normally maintain the balance between essential proteins and carbohydrates in the matrix but this balance may be upset by daily wear and tear, chronic overuse, trauma, obesity or the ageing process. An imbalance occurs in the matrix due to a decrease in the production and an increase in the destruction of essential proteins and carbohydrates. This in turn leads to the inability of the cartilage to lubricate the joint or absorb shock as it did before.
CosaminDS assists the repair of the damage or eroded cartilage by stimulating the cartilage cells and it helps to block the action of destructive enzymes in the joint. Taking the active ingredients glucosamine HCl and chondroitin sulphate together is better than taking either alone as they have different but complementary actions. Glucosamine stimulates the cartilage and chondroitin decreases cartilage breakdown.