Frequently Asked Questions

Cosamin®DS for Joint Health*

Your doctor understands that there are differences between glucosamine/chondroitin brands and that is why Cosamin was recommended to you. Cosamin is proven to improve joint comfort by more published research than any leading joint supplement. Laboratory studies have shown that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin DS work better together than glucosamine alone.* Cosamin is tested for purity, quality and meeting label claim by industry respected, independent testing laboratories as well as by Nutramax Laboratories’ own Quality Control and Assurance laboratories.

Our 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.*

Take 3 capsules or caplets daily until desired comfort level is reached. Then gradually reduce number of capsules taken daily to maintain comfort level. Capsules may be taken all at once or divided with meals throughout the day.*

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: Weight control Exercise Taking Cosamin DS For those who exercise daily or strenuously, Cosamin DS may be taken to help support joint health.*


Cosamin®ASU for Joint Health*

The ingredients in Cosamin ASU work at the cellular level to support cartilage protection and joint comfort. Laboratory studies show that the combination of ingredients in Cosamin ASU decreases levels of markers associated with cartilage breakdown and joint discomfort.*

Take 3 capsules daily until desired comfort is reached. May reduce number of capsules taken daily to maintain comfort level. Capsules may be taken all at once or divided with meals.*

If you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention, you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement.


Joint Cartilage

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. Joints also have a synovial tissue lining that encloses them and secretes a lubricating fluid that also supplies hydration and nourishment to cartilage. The stability of the joint is supported by ligaments that connect bones to bones; and tendons that connect the ends of muscles to bone. Cartilage in the joint is produced and maintained by its own specialized cells. When you do even the simplest of everyday activities, there is tremendous pressure on your joints. The protective cartilage cushion and joint fluid work together like a shock absorber to allow for proper joint flexibility.

There are many factors that lead to cartilage breakdown: Age Excess weight Inactivity or over activity Injury Genetics 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.

Learn how Cosamin® works.

Proven by more published research than any leading joint supplement,1 Cosamin works at the cellular level to help promote joint comfort.*

How Cartilage Works
Cellular view of cartilage with knee bone

"I have used other products, but I keep coming back to Cosamin! It is the best product I have ever tried, and it really works"

Lynda, FL

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