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Supplements first line of defense for joints.

NEW YORK -- The aging of the population has made joint health a growing concern for millions of Americans, and it has also become an important segment within the diet and nutritional supplement category.

GOPO Joint Health, a new product in the category, harnesses the power of galactolipids, which research has shown play an important role in maintaining joint and joint tissue health.

Made from all-natural rose hips that have been specially cultivated through a patented manufacturing process that retains beneficial levels of naturally occurring galactolipids, GOPO Joint Health capsules are also rich in vitamin C, a nutrient essential for the formation of collagen, which the body needs for healthy bones and cartilage.

GOPO promises to help maintain mobility and flexibility, and relieve joint stiffness. Pharmavite LLC's Nature Made, the top pharmacist-recommended brand according to a recent survey by U.S. News and World Report, addresses joint health with its TripleFlex supplements.

TripleFlex gets its name from the three key ingredients it contains that contribute to joint comfort, mobility and flexibility: glucosamine, a basic building block that helps maintain joint cartilage and helps support joint comfort, mobility and flexibility; chondroitin, which helps support the joint lubrication and cushioning that contributes to joint flexibility; and MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, a source of sulfur that the body uses in collagen, connective tissue and joint cartilage.

TripleFlex Triple Strength with Vitamin D3, as its name suggests, also contains vitamin D3, which supports muscle health. TripleFlex 50+, formulated for adults over 50, contains glucosamine, chondroitin, vitamin D and calcium.

Nutramax Labs announced in January the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrated the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate--the same active ingredients found in its joint health dietary supplement CosaminDS --in the management of joint health and wellness.

The study "provides additional evidence to support the use of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, at a daily dose of 1,500 and 1,200 milligrams, respectively, in managing joint health in a wide variety of patient populations," Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, clinical associate in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania said when the results of the MOVES (Multicentre Osteoarthritis InterVEntion trial with Sysadoa) study were published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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Publication:Chain Drug Review
Date:Oct 26, 2015
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