Cosamin® ASU, 180 Capsules
Item # 550991
Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., the trusted name in glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate research and manufacturer of Cosamin DS, the #1 Orthopedic Surgeon brand^, now combines NMX1000 Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables with its exclusive researched ingredients to bring you Cosamin ASU.
What is Cosamin ASU?
Cosamin ASU is the most complete and comprehensive joint support formula available, contains NMX1000 avocado,soybean unsaponifiables (ASU), FCHG49 glucosamine, TRH122 sodium chondroitin sulfate and decaffeinated green tea extract.
Our most potent option for you with high quality, researched ingredients. Manufactured following standards practiced by the pharmaceutical industry. Exclusive formula of ingredients shown to work better than the combination of glucosamine + chondroitin sulfate in laboratory cell culture studies. ASU is a naturally-derived compound that has been shown in vitro studies to inhibit components that cause cartilage breakdown.
Additional studies on joint tissue cells have also shown that ASU reduces the expression of inflammatory markers that are associated with joint discomfort and the process of cartilage breakdown in the joints. Cosamin ASU also contains decaffeinated green tea extract for additional health benefit. Recent laboratory research indicates that EGCG, a major component in green tea, potentiates the properties in ASU. 1,2
Available in an easy to swallow capsule that when taken as directed provides a daily dosage of 800 mg Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, 1,500 mg Glucosamine HCI, and 400 mg Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables Blend.^^
Maximum Protection: Take 4 capsules per day. Capsules may be taken all at once or divided with meals throughout the day. Maintenance: Once desired effect is noticed, you may gradually reduce the number of capsules to maintain comfort level.
Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Amount Per Serving - % Daily Value:*
Calories 15, Sodium 70 mg - 3%, Total Carbohydrates 1 g - <1%, Protein 1 g - 3%, High Purity FCHG49 Glucosamine HCL 1500 mg - **, TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate (contains approximately 8% water) 800 mg - **, ASU Blend [Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASU) Powder^^, Green Tea Leaf Extract ] 400 mg - **.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value not established.
^^Containing a minimum of 300 mg of ASU powder standardized to contain a minimum of 30% avocado/soybean unsaponifiables.
Glucosamine hydrochloride (crab and shrimp**), sodium chondroitin sulfate, gelatin, proprietary blend (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables, soy protein isolate, green tea leaf extract, tocopherols [preservative], silicon dioxide), gum resin, water, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, FD&C Yellow No. 5,and FD&C Blue No. 1.
***Derived from crab and shrimp.
Some ingredients in this product may be manufactured in a facility that also handles soy, wheat, and/or milk.
Warnings: If you have a condition or allergy that requires medical attention, you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children.
Cosamin ASU contains FCHG49 Glucosamine, TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, and NMX1000 Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories excusive proprietary researched specifications.
Cosamin DS contains Nutramax Laboratories exclusive researched FCHG49 Glucosamine and TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate which exceed the standards and specificatioins set forth in the U.S. Phrmacopeia (USP).
Cosamin ASU contains FCHG49 Glucosamine, TRH122 Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate and NMX1000 Avocado/Soybean Unsaponifiables, Nutramax Laboratories exclusive proprietary researched.
^Source: SLACK Incorporated Market Research Survey, June 2005 and February 2006. Survey conducted of orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists relating to glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate brands.
m1Au AY; Au RY; Kramer E; Rashmir-Raven AM; Frondoza CG. Cyclooxigenase-2 expression and prostaglandin E2 production in chondroycytes are inhibited by the combination of avocado soy unsaponifiables (ASU) and epigallocatechin and gallate (EGCG). Experimental Biology 207. The FASEB Journal; Abstracts Part II; Apr 21(6): 736; Abstract # 702.6. Washington D.C.; April 28 - 30, 2007.
2Heineck LF; Grzanna, Mw; Au AY; Rashmir-Raven AM; Frondoza CG. Downregulation of prostaglandin E-2 production and cyclooxygenase 2 expression by natural products in cytokine activated chondroycytes. ICRS 2009 8th World Congress of the International Cartilage Repair Society. Miami FL, May 23 26, 2009.
3Au RY; Au AY; Rasmir-Raven AM; Frondoza CG. Inhibition of pro-inflammatory gene expression in chondrocytes, monocytes, and fibroblasts by the combination of avocado soybean unsaponifiables, glucosamine, and Chondroitin sulfate. Experimental Biology 207. The FASEB Journal; Abstracts Part II; Apr 21 (6): 736; Abstract # 702.6. Washington D.C.; April 28 30, 2007.
U.S. Patent Nos. 6,797.289 and 5,587,363 Additional Patent Pending.
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