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MSM, Glucosamine, and Chondroitin Supplements
Kala Health’s product line of glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplements consists of three different products, namely: MSM-GC tablets, MSM-GC Plus capsules, and Vegan MSM-GC Capsules. Kala Health’s glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplements are all based on unique formulas. Each of these formulas combines high-quality branded ingredients. Each formula in the product line contains OptiMSM®, the purest MSM in the world. Additionally, all three formulas, as indicated by the product name “GC,” contain high-quality glucosamine (GC) and chondroitin (GC). In the case of glucosamine, Kala Health uses the high-quality plant-based glucosamine supplement GLUCOSAGREEN®, or glucosamine-HCL, in all three formulas. GLUCOSAGREEN® contains the highest amount of elemental glucosamine and is the purest glucosamine supplement, always containing no less than 98% glucosamine. For chondroitin, both MSM-GC tablets and MSM-GC Plus capsules use the high-quality branded ingredient ChondroPure®, while the formula for our Vegan MSM-GC Capsules uses the branded ingredient MythoCondro®. MythoCondro®’s plant-based chondroitins offer superior biological activity compared to their animal counterpart, ChondroPure®, making MythoCondro® 40% more absorbable in comparison. Both chondroitin supplements are highly absorbable due to their small particle size (<10,000 daltons).
In addition to MSM, glucosamine, and chondroitin, Kala Health’s products also contain other high-quality branded ingredients. The combination of these additional branded ingredients, such as Ester-C® for vitamin C, Collavant® for undenatured collagen type II, and Aquamin® for sea mineral concentrate, contributes to joint and cartilage health by adding vitamins and over 70 minerals to the glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplement. Kala Health guarantees the highest quality and efficacy of our products through the use of these brand names. The Vegan MSM-GC Capsules, a plant-based product, stands out in the product line for several reasons. Firstly, it provides a combination of five active ingredients suitable for vegetarians and vegans. These five active ingredients are solely the ones mentioned above, without any additives, encapsulated in a plant-based capsule.
The Benefits of OptiMSM®
The formulas for the products MSM-GC tablets, MSM-GC Plus capsules, and Vegan MSM-GC Capsules all contain the highest-quality MSM, OptiMSM®.
The Benefits of GLUCOSAGREEN®, MythoCondro®, and ChondroPure®
The formulas for the products MSM-GC tablets, MSM-GC Plus capsules, and Vegan MSM-GC Capsules from the ‘Natural Movement’ product line also contain high-quality glucosamine and chondroitin branded ingredients.
Our customers should consider taking the plant-based, high-quality, purest (98%), and most stable (82%) glucosamine supplement, GLUCOSAGREEN®. In summary, there are three variants of glucosamine supplements: glucosamine sulfate.2KCL, glucosamine sulfate.NaCL, and glucosamine-HCL. Of these three glucosamine supplements, glucosamine-HCL is preferred due to its much better absorption of pure glucosamine: 82% compared to 58% and 62%, respectively, for the two variants of glucosamine sulfate supplements. Furthermore, only glucosamine-HCL is available in a plant-based form, making it highly suitable for vegetarians and individuals with allergies. Therefore, Kala Health chooses glucosamine-HCL from GLUCOSAGREEN® based on these considerations.
The Benefits of Ester-C®, Collavant®, and Aquamin®
The formulas for the products of glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplements, MSM-GC tablets, MSM-GC Plus capsules, and Vegan MSM-GC Capsules, also contain high-quality branded ingredients vitamin C, Type II collagen, and sea mineral concentrate.
People do not naturally produce vitamin C. Kala Health uses Ester-C® in our glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplements because vitamin C supports the immune system, contributes to normal energy metabolism, reduces fatigue, protects cells, aids in collagen formation, and supports the proper functioning of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, skin, gums, and teeth. Ester-C® is a patented form of pH-neutral vitamin C (Calcium ascorbate) with natural metabolites. Ester-C® vitamin is also considered the third generation of vitamin C. Approximately ten years ago, calcium ascorbate was introduced as a form of vitamin C in which ascorbic acid is bound to calcium. This dietary supplement is pH-neutral (non-acidic) and causes far fewer digestive problems than vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C as ascorbic acid has been available for over thirty years but can lead to digestive problems in many people due to its acidic nature. The unique patented formula of Ester-C® vitamin offers numerous advantages over ascorbic acid and calcium ascorbate.
Kala Health uses Type II collagen from Collavant® for our glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplements because collagen, in its 26 forms, is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Type II collagen is the most common protein in our cartilage, responsible for its tensile strength and resilience. Clinical studies have shown that supplementation of Type II collagen contributes to the reduction of joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint pain. Type II collagen from Collavant® is highly effective at low dosages due to its preservation of the original form of the protein. Additionally, Type II collagen from Collavant® has been proven safe for use and is produced in a strictly controlled manufacturing process to ensure the quality of the Type II collagen molecule.
Collagen molecules are typically too large to be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, they are usually artificially cut into pieces, a process known as ‘hydrolyzed’ collagen. The idea behind this is that collagen in smaller pieces can be absorbed. However, the scientific evidence is scant: hydrolyzed collagen does work to some extent, but only when taken in large quantities (up to 6 grams per day). With undenatured collagen type II under the brand name Collavant, Kala Health has taken a completely different approach. The molecules of this natural, undenatured collagen are too large to be absorbed. However, this is not the intention at all; the effectiveness relies on the fact that a significant part of the immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract. The undenatured type II collagen of Collavant acts like a mirror: it shows the gut-bound part of the immune system what healthy cartilage looks like. As a result, the immune system is better informed to leave the body’s own cartilage undisturbed. The scientific practice is impressive: Collavant has been found to be effective in very low doses (40 mg per day) in humans.
Lastly, Kala Health uses patented sea mineral concentrate from Aquamin® for the formulas. Aquamin® consists of concentrated Icelandic seawater extracted from the pristine waters off the coast of Iceland. Aquamin® is rich in the minerals calcium and magnesium and contains all the other (more than 70) natural minerals and trace elements found in the ocean, in a biologically active form. Aquamin® has been the subject of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications, including research into its effects on the digestive system.
The formula for the product line with the combination of MSM, glucosamine, and chondroitin provides a solution for customers who want to maintain natural mobility, even as they age.
The glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplement is one of the safest and most effective pain relievers for chronic pain. In fact, when using the Lequesne index, a measure of joint wear and tear with questions about pain, stiffness at rest, and daily function, osteoarthritis patients reported an average decrease in joint pain of 79%. Additionally, this combination formula provides faster relief than each of the three branded ingredients individually. Furthermore, the glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplement does not have the disadvantages of regular pain relievers, as it is safe and has almost no side effects. Moreover, there is no habituation when taking the glucosamine chondroitin MSM supplement daily, so the dosage does not need to be increased. The combination formula as glucosamine chondroitin MSM has been shown to be more effective than individual MSM, glucosamine, or chondroitin supplements.
The use of OptiMSM® is very safe for the majority of the population. In a recent article on MSM, subjects experienced no adverse effects when taking OptiMSM®. OptiMSM®.
For glucosamine and chondroitin, it is also safe and has no side effects, as described in the “Side Effects” section. Purity is important for the quality of chondroitin sulfate (it should be at least 90%), which should be verified using an enzymatic HPLC analysis method (High Performance Liquid Chromatography).