What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is found naturally in the human body, where it acts as a building block for the proteins that make joint cartilage. Unfortunately, we produce less glucosamine as we age. Along with the fact that glucosamine can’t be obtained solely through diet, it’s easy to see why glucosamine supplements have become so popular.
Due to a recent ruling by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) which has significantly lowered the dose at which glucosamine products are classed as medicines, we were forced to reduce our Optiflex® tablet size from 1,500mg to 1,325mg. You can read more about the MHRA's announcement here. But worry not – these smaller, easier-to-swallow 1,325mg tablets now provide the maximum allowable levels of base glucosamine – 23% more glucosamine than larger, traditional glucosamine sulphate 1,500mg tablets.
Why is ours better?
As with most of Healthspan’s products, Optiflex® Glucosamine HCl (hydrochloride) can’t be found from any other supplier. Glucosamine tablets are generally made using prawn/crustacean shells, but we pioneered shellfish-free glucosamine HCl, which we call Optiflex® and it is made from a far more sustainable natural corn-based source. But it’s not just the quality – glucosamine HCI contains 40% more actual glucosamine per gram than other glucosamines made from standard glucosamine sulphate (2KCl).
Our Optiflex® Glucosamine HCI 1,325mg now provides the maximum allowable levels of base glucosamine, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and anyone suffering from a shellfish allergy.
Who is this for?
It is ideal for anyone looking to take fewer tablets daily but achieve high glucosamine levels – our 1,325mg glucosamine product contains the optimum strength of glucosamine widely recommended by experts in one daily tablet.
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