NAG 500 mg, a glucosamine supplement for arthritis
is a muco-polysaccharide precursor of hyaluronic acid, an essential component of the synovial liquid which lubricates the joints. Many studies have shown that NAG
helps the organism repair damaged cartilage, reduces inflammation and pain, and helps to restore mobility in the joints. NAG is much better absorbed by the oganism than simple glucosamine sulfate. NAG is used preferably together with Chrondroitin Sulphate. "In itself, each of these two products are effective, but, together they can fulfil the expectations of millions of suffering patients: Chondroitin and Glucosamine are effective there where other products and surgery fail." "To be qualified as chondroprotective (i.e., which protects the cartilage), a substance must:
a) Favour macro-molecular synthesis of cartilage cells (glycosaminoglucanes, proteoglycanes, collagen, proteins, ARN and DNA),
b) Favour hyaluronic acid synthesis (the substance which gives the synovial liquid its viscosity and enables lubrication between the synovial membrane and cartilage).
c) Inhibit the enzymes responsible for macro-molecular damage of the cartilage cells.
d) Reinforce the mobility of clots, fibrins, lipids and cholesterol deposits in the articular inter-spaces and the blood vessels of the joints.
e) Relieve articular pain.
f) Reduce synovial inflammation.
Alone, no product or nutritional supplement can do all this....Clinical studies have shown that Glucosamine enables to attain objectives a), b), e) and f), whereas Chondroitin Sulphate enables to attain objectives a), c), d), e) and f). It is, therefore, because their effects overlap, that their association is so effective against arthrosis."
"Know, prevent, heal Arthrosis" by Dr. Jason Theodosakis, Editions de Fallois, Paris 1998
Take from 1 to 3 tablets per day with meals.
Each vegetarian capsule contains 500 mg of N-acetyl glucosamine.
Warning: Do not take if you have an allergy to shellfish.