Glucosamine is an essential substrate for the formation of glycoaminoglycans (GAG's) and proteoglycans, which are the main components of cartilage tissue. GAG's and proteoglycans trap and hold water, forming a dense fluid cushion within the joint and thus, provide lubrication and shock absorption. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural source of organic sulfur, a mineral necessary for the production of proteoglycans.* NOW unique and synergistic formula is suitable for vegetarians, because it contains only Glucosamine from a vegetarian source and not from shellfish.
NOW Foods developed the glucosamine test method chosen as the official AOACI industry standard method.
The Glucosamine used in this product is derived from a Non-GE (Non-Genetically Engineered) fungal source
Comments about NOW Foods Glucosamine & MSM Vegetarian, Vegetarian Capsules, 120 ea:
I've just started taking this, about 10 days now, so I'm not sure, but I think it is already working. I have had a lot of arthritis pain in my feet, so that just walking down the hall is painful. Just yesterday I walked down the hall and all of a sudden realized, "My feet aren't hurting!" So my hopes are up! I'll do another review after a month or so.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend