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Glucosamine Chondroitin Mini Tabs
Glucosamine Chondroitin Mini Tabs
Glucosamine Chondroitin Mini Tabs

Glucosamine Chondroitin Mini Tabs

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Puritan’s Pride® developed Glucosamine Chondroitin for our consumers who love the benefits of these two popular joint ingredients but hate swallowing large pills.

This formula delivers 1,500 mg of glucosamine HCl and 1,200 mg of chondroitin sulfate spread across six mini-tablets. If you want the full benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin in a smaller pill size, these mini-tabs are perfect for you!

Nourish your joints from the inside with two of the most popular ingredients for joint health in one convenient formula.** Glucosamine helps nourish your joints and supports range of motion.** Chondroitin plays an important role in the maintenance of joint cartilage. Together, they support the structural framework of your joints to support comfortable movement so you can continue doing what you love.**

Individual Results May Vary.

One Serving Per Day

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  • Helps nourish and
    strengthen your joints**

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  • Supports mobility and flexibility
    for comfortable movement**

Are you one of the 30 million adults with joint concerns?

Roughly 1 out of every 5 adults in the US has concerns about joint comfort.
These concerns increase with age and tend to be more prevalent in women than men.1

These concerns increase with age and tend to be more prevalent in women than men.1 Additional risk factors include joint injury or overuse,
occupational exposure, genetics, and obesity. Occasional joint flare-ups can also occur in otherwise healthy adults in response to exercise.

Joint health is best managed with a multi-faceted approach including joint-friendly exercise, maintaining a healthy weight,
and nourishing your joints from within with specialized supplements.**

Joint Health: The Basics

A joint is the area where two bones and their respective connective tissues come together. With there being 206 bones in the adult body, you can imagine there are also a lot of joints. Some of these joints are fixed in place or only offer slight movement such as where the bones of the pelvis have fused together.

However, the most common type of joints in the body are moveable joints. There are many types of synovial joints and their structure
dictates their type of movement. The ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder allows rotation in many directions whereas the hinge joint
of the elbow bends and straightens the arm in one direction.

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Getting to Know Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a compound found in nearly all human tissues, especially connective tissue. The highest concentrations of glucosamine in the human body are found in cartilage.2 Glucosamine is used by cartilage cells to create structural components found in the joint capsule.** This complex system is responsible for cushioning joints and bones and providing shock absorption.**

Glucosamine is especially good for anyone seeking extra nutritional support for joints and connective tissue.** As a key structural component in cartilage, it helps maintain the health of your joint cartilage.** By doing so, glucosamine supports your joints’ natural ability to properly absorb outside forces.** The cartilage and joint support system promotes flexibility and mobility of joints for comfortable movement.**

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The Science Behind Glucosamine

Glucosamine is one of the most scientifically studied supplements for joint health.**

It has been investigated in more than 20 well-designed human studies involving over 2,500 subjects2 and continues to be studied. In these studies, glucosamine has been well tolerated2 and has been shown to be effective at promoting joint comfort.**

Glucosamine is available in many different forms including glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine sulfate has been shown to be well absorbed from the human digestive tract.3 There is scientific evidence to suggest that these two forms of glucosamine are equally effective when taken as dietary supplements.4,5


Chondroitin

Between 800 and 1,2000 mg of chondroitin is recommended for optimal joint health benefits.**

Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally-occurring nutrient found in various types of connective tissue such as cartilage, bone, ligaments and tendons.1 The structure of chondroitin sulfate causes it to attract water which is good news for your joints. Pulling water into the connective tissues supports joint flexibility and cushions joints.**

Much like many structures in the body, cartilage is continuously being broken down and replaced by new cartilage.2 hondroitin works with enzymes involved in this process to promote a healthy balance, thereby maintaining joint cartilage.** Furthermore, chondroitin sulfate provides the building blocks for larger molecules that make up joint cartilage to help renew cartilage.**

Joint Health FAQs

Q. What is glucosamine good for?

A. Glucosamine contributes to joint health.** It is a key structural component in cartilage and, as a dietary supplement, it plays an important role in the maintenance of joint cartilage.** Supplementing with 1500 mg of glucosamine a day nourishes joints for comfortable movement. It also supports mobility and flexibility so you can go about your day with ease.** Glucosamine supplements are the nutritional way to help strengthen your joints.**

Q. Where does glucosamine come from?

A. The most common source of glucosamine used in dietary supplements is shellfish. The hard exoskeletons of crustaceans such as crabs and shrimp contain a substance called chitin. Chitin is a rich source of glucosamine and acts as the starting material for many dietary supplements. Glucosamine can also be found in the cell walls of plants and fungi, making shellfish-free forms of glucosamine available.

Q. Who should take glucosamine?

A. Glucosamine is the ideal supplement for anyone looking for extra nutritional support for cartilage and joints.** This could mean anyone from competitive athletes to laid-back retirees. Those with occupations that require long periods of standing, walking long distances, or a heavy physical work load are especially good candidates as these can cause stress on joints. Joints are responsible for movements so taking care of them is important to keep moving.

Staying active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you want to take care of your joints to ensure you can continue enjoying leisurely walks or rigorous exercise, glucosamine supplements deliver the nutritional support you need.**

If you are already concerned about your joint health, glucosamine can help ease occasional joint stress and stiffness which may be due to the natural aging process.** But you do not have to wait until you start experiencing occasional joint flare-ups to start supplementing with glucosamine.** People with healthy joints can be proactive by supplementing with glucosamine to promote healthy cartilage maintenance.**

Q. Why do I need to supplement with glucosamine?

A. Although glucosamine is naturally produced by the body, levels of glucosamine may decline with age. There are no major food sources of glucosamine so it is challenging to get in your daily diet without the help from supplementation.

Q. Can glucosamine be taken long-term?

A. Glucosamine provides joint support for the long-term.** As a dietary supplement, this product is intended to be taken every day to nourish your joints from within.** Knowing all Puritan’s Pride® Glucosamine products are drug-free is something you can feel good about taking every day, even for the long-term.

Glucosamine supplements work best when incorporated into an overall, long-term joint health program.** Participating in low-impact exercise is an excellent way to move your joints and increase blood flow to that area. Walking, swimming and yoga are all great options with benefits for your overall health. Daily stretching is highly encouraged and a gentle stretch first thing in the morning can be a great way to start your day.

Q. How does chondroitin work?

A. Chondroitin sulfate is naturally found in the connective tissue of joints. Its special structure attracts water, which promotes water retention within the connective tissue.** This water retention is helpful because it supports joint flexibility and cushion the joints.**

Chondroitin also works with enzymes involved in cartilage maintenance.** Enzymes are substances that help to carry out a specific reaction. The way chondroitin interacts with these enzymes helps to maintain a healthy balance to maintain cartilage health.**

Q. How much chondroitin should I take?

A. Between 800 and 1,2000 mg of chondroitin is recommended for optimal joint health benefits.** Please read all product labels and take as directed for best results.

Top Joint
Health Myths
Myth: Exercise is bad for my joint health.

Physical activity can actually improve joint comfort as well as joint function and quality of life. Strengthening the muscles around a joint help to stabilize the joint itself, improving joint comfort. Incorporate weights, resistance bands, and calisthenics into your exercise routine at least two days a week. Flexibility training such as yoga and stretching should be performed daily to maintain range of motion. Low-impact aerobic activities such as walking, cycling, swimming and light gardening can all be joint friendly and heart healthy. Before starting an exercise program, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional on the level and intensity of exercise appropriate for you.

Myth: I only need to take glucosamine when I have a flare-up.

Glucosamine is a nutrient that nourishes your joints from within.** As such, it needs to be consumed on a regular basis. Just as you would take a multivitamin every day to ensure your body is getting all the vitamins and minerals it needs, glucosamine should be taken daily to deliver nutrition to your joints.** If you wait for an occasional joint flare-up to supplement with glucosamine, you would not be getting the full benefits of this important ingredient. Taking glucosamine regularly helps to nourish and strengthen your joints.**

Myth: Glucosamine is naturally found in the body so I don’t need to supplement.

While it’s true that glucosamine is naturally found in the body, this does not mean that supplementation is not beneficial. There are many nutrients produced in the body that can still provide benefits in dietary supplements. For example, vitamin D is produced in the body when the sun is exposed to sunlight. Despite this, taking vitamin D as a supplement can contribute to obtaining optimal levels of this important nutrient. Even if you do not choose to supplement with vitamin D, there are food sources of vitamin D available in the diet such as eggs and fortified milk. Unfortunately, there are no major dietary sources of glucosamine, making supplements even more important.

Myth: I don’t need to take glucosamine if I eat shellfish.

There are no major food sources of glucosamine. Although glucosamine can be sourced from shellfish, it comes from the hard outer shell and not the part you eat. By supplementing with Puritan’s Pride® glucosamine products, you can be sure you are getting an efficacious dose of this important nutrient to protect your joints.**

Myth: People with shellfish allergies cannot take glucosamine

It is true that most of the glucosamine in dietary supplements is sourced from shellfish. However, shellfish is not the only source of glucosamine available. Glucosamine can also be found in the cell walls of plants and can be extracted to make supplements. Puritan’s Pride® offers a shellfish-free glucosamine that is sourced from corn. Vegetarians and anyone else looking to avoid shellfish can still reap all the benefits of glucosamine by choosing a shellfish-free version. Anyone with a shellfish allergy is advised to carefully read product labels before purchasing.

Myth: Glucosamine is for runners and athletes.

Repetitive movements performed in certain sports such as running may cause wear and tear on the joints, especially if performed consistently with bad form. Glucosamine may be a particularly good choice for active individuals who are looking to proactively care for their joints.** But that doesn’t mean it is only intended for the elite athlete. Glucosamine is ideal for anyone looking for a little extra joint support.** Whether it be daily walks or just running errands, nurturing our joints is important for everyone so we all can continue doing the things we love.

References:

  • 1. Barbour KE, et al. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66:246-253
  • 2. Dahmer S, Schiller RM. Am Fam Physician. 2008;78(4):471–476.
  • 3. Glucosamine sulfate. Altern Med Rev. 1999;4(3):193–195.
  • 4. Qiu GX, et al. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2005, 85:3067-3070.
  • 5. Zhang WB, et al. Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007;45(14):998–1001.
  • Individual Results May Vary

References Chondroitin:

  • 1. Möller I, et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2010;18 Suppl 1:S32–S40.
  • 2. Li Y, Xu L. F1000Res. 2015;4(F1000 Faculty Rev):642.

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Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great size tablet have used it for a long time and really am pleased.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value The glucosamine Chondroitin MSN mini tabs are easy to swallow and the cost is a very good value. The product seems to be very effective.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to swallow, but salty taste I bought these because I have a problem swallowing the larger-sized versions. These are a cinch - I swallow them two at a time. The only surprise was that, unlike the standard-sized pills, they taste salty on the tongue the moment you put them in your mouth. Not a problem, just a surprise.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ! I have been taking other product like this, but the tab's size is too big. This product is very small and easy to swallow. I hope it is inexpensive a little more. (The other product is more inexpensive.)
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent Product Very pleased with product, smaller tablets make it easy to swallow and the results were remarkable. I've been using another well known brand which was much larger and I never got the relief that I get with these. Fast shipping and great price. Thanks Puritan, I will be ordering again.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Swallow These are the only glucosamine tablets that I have found that I can actually swallow.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product Excellence Okay, so we cannot say how the products work, medically. The fact is that Puritan's Pride Glucosamine compound works as advertised, and we take it every day, as we get older.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product in small size Just about anybody should be able to take these. They are the size of a Tylenol tablet and seem to do the same thing as the huge things I was taking before. I take pills by the hand full and they other things PP sells are horrible. These are very easy to take although you have to take 6 per day for the equivalent of the of the horse chokers. Good product.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mini Tabs? They may be mini tabs, but you have to take 3 of them twice a day.
Date published: 2014-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The price is too high & the quantity in a bottle is too little. The price is too high & the quantity in a bottle is too little. So also not environment protection
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice, Easier to Swallow I'm glad to see that mini tabs are available. The full sized pills were getting difficult to swallow, so these are a godsend. Next step I'd like to see is having them available in larger count bottles. Heck, the same bottle can be used as they come less than half full!
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I certainly enjoy the smaller size tablets I enjoy the smaller sized tablets, but going from two tablets to six was a disappointment. Pill finish is good, but I notice more odor with these smaller pills. It was not clear how many were a daily recommended amount in the description on line.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Stuff Works I have known about, and used Glucosamine Chondroitin for some time, and I know that it works. My wife was having trouble swallowing the larger tablets that I use. The Mini Tabs are a very welcome product for my wife and I. Now she can take them without difficulty.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product and value This is a great product and a nice pill size. Wish they would package 240 tablets in a bottle to save space. I always open two and empty one into the other bottle seems they would also save on packaging.
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I was very satisfied with the service. The size of the pills were great and I had no problem swallowing them.
Date published: 2012-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to swallow while receiving the benefit of glucosamine with chondroitin My husband has a narrowing in his esophagus. He can't swallow the giant size capsules that this product usually is bottled in. But, thanks to the mini size tablets, he has no trouble swallowing this supplement.
Date published: 2012-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solved a problem My husband has difficulty with large pills but he is able to take two mini tabs three times daily without difficulty.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I can finally take Glucosamine Chondroitin! With the larger tablets I was afraid to take them without someone else in the room. I had come close to choking several times. I love the smaller tablets and taking six of them is worth it to get the relief from the GC. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice small pills for swallowing These pill are not too big, like the regular glucosamine chondoroitin. They are much easier too swallow.
Date published: 2012-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not work as well as the name brands This product was a good value for the price but I did not realize that the dosage was 6 per day. They do work but don't expect to see improvement for about 2 weeks, even with the 6 per day dosage.
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product I love the smaller tablet. Easier to swallow, although a coated tablet would be better. Until they come up with that, this is perfect!
Date published: 2012-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Housewife I have been taking Glucosamine Chrondroitin for some time but the tablets were like "horse pills" and very hard to take. So I was so pleased when you put this product out in MINI TAB form. They are so much easier to swallow and I will re-order when I run out.
Date published: 2012-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from joint help So easy to swallow. This has helped my knees a lot. I was doubtful but I have felt a difference.
Date published: 2012-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size My husband had trouble swallowing those big "horse pills" that glucosamine chondroitin usually comes in. They often got stuck in his throat and he would feel like he was choking. These are a great size, easy for him to swallow -- one just has to take more of them.
Date published: 2012-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these mini tabs Not only are these much easier to take than the big tablets, they have also really helped my joints. Price is right too!
Date published: 2011-12-02
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