The main ingredients of this drug, chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, boosts cartilage production in our body. When we were younger and healthier, the cartilage cells in our body normally produce its own. Due to aging, cartilage cells die and our body is not able to replace them. This causes the destruction of the cartilage in our body. Some enzymes present in our system also cause cartilage deterioration.
Why Cosamin DS
During clinical trials, chondroitin sulfate has shown to slow down the development of cartilage deterioration and also reduces joint pains. Moreover, it also prevents enzymes from breaking down the cartilage. On the other hand, glucosamine hydrochloride improves the production of cartilage.
These two substances when combined together results to an effective aid in keeping our joints healthy. This is why most orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists recommend this product for joint disorders and osteoarthritis. This pill is more effective and works longer compared to other brands. It is also recommended even for long term use.
This product is certified and tested by NSF and has CL approved quality. There is a reason this brand has good results in studies, because it is effective and has proven results. When I buy a product, especially a supplement, I make sure it is made from high standards to ensure its quality and efficacy.
Is Cosamin DS Safe?
This product only uses safe and effective ingredients. It is manufactured in the US and follows strict guidelines and standards used by pharmaceutical companies. The chondroitin sulfate (TRH122) and glucosamine hydrochloride (FCHG49) used in this product exceeds the specifications and standards of the US Pharmacopeia (USP). It also meets the FDA recommendations for dietary supplements.
Interaction With Other Drugs
We should consult our doctor before we take this product to ensure proper medical advice. Insulin and blood thinners such as warfarin (Jantoven and Coumadin) may interact with this product. Using Chitosan (a diet supplement) is not to be used when taking this product as it makes the absorption of chondroitin harder for our body. There are no known serious interactions and side effects due to this product but it is better to be safe.
Like any other medications, it is important that we use this product properly for optimum benefits. It is available in scored tablets and easy-swallow capsules. For the first two months of use, three tablets taken at once or distributed throughout the day is recommended. We may reduce our dosage to two to one capsule daily depending upon the advice of the physician.
Cosamin DS will be more effective and highly beneficial if taken according to the recommendation of the doctor.