Glucosamine is found in high concentrations in cartilage and other
connective tissues. As we age, the body's own production of glucosamine is
diminished; this causes joint cartilage to lose its water holding capacity.
Cartilage is responsible for providing the "shock absorption" at the end of
bones. It is the loss of this cushioning effect due to the loss of
glycosaminoglycans that results in pain and loss of range of motion.
Osteoarthritis is characterised by the breakdown of cartilage.
Supplementing the body's natural glucosamine production has been proven in
clinical trials to repair and rebuild worn or damaged cartilage and reduce
pain and return mobility.
Until Melrose Plant Sourced Glucosamine became available all glucosamine's
were sourced from Chitin, a major component of shellfish. This posed an
allergy risk to many consumers. Melrose Plant Sourced Glucosamine is a
unique form of Glucosamine hydrochloride. Sourced from fermented corn it is
100% free from shellfish or animal ingredients.
Glucosamine Hydrochloride vs Glucosamine sulphate
Both these forms of Glucosamine, in the pure form, deliver equally
effective amounts of the desired Glucosamine to joint cartilage. Preference
should be based on purity, safety, stability and choice of plant based. The
Hydrochloride form yields 83.1% Glucosamine whereas the sulphate form with
20% Potassium/sodium chloride yields only 62.8% Glucosamine.
Plant sourced Glucosamine
99% pure Glucosamine Hydrochloride
100% free from shellfish and animal ingredients
Temporary relief of the pain of arthritis
May help increase joint mobility associated with arthritis
May assist repair - sports related joint/cartilage injuries
Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian & Vegan
Free flowing very fine powder
Adults take 1.5g up to twice daily or as directed by a healthcare
professional. Mix with water or juice and stir slightly. Drink
Adults take 1 capsule twice daily or as prescribed by a
Shelf Life & Storage
24 months from date of manufacture. Store in a cool (less than
Contraindications & Cautions
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
Free From Lactose, Dairy, Sugar, Salt, Wheat, Gluten,
Yeast, Artificial flavours, Colours or Preservatives.