ChondroCare by Metagenics is an advanced joint protection supplement. It is formulated with high-quality glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, two highly-researched nutrients that safely support cartilage and overall joint health.
The current mostly commonly prescribed medication for osteoarthritis is Celecoxib/CeleBREX. This drug is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) that can cause life-threatening side effects. In fact, it has what is called a “black-box warning“, which is a warning in the literature with a literal bold black box around it so that physicians do not miss the warning due to it’s frequency and severity. It states that CeleBREX can cause an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, which can be fatal, perforation of the intestines, internal bleeding and several other serious issues. This is not a drug without it’s dangers.
On the other hand, glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate have a very safe history of use with little-to-no side effects reported by users and definitely no black box warnings. In research studies, these two nutrients have proven to have small to moderate positive benefits, when compared to placebo. Best of all (I’m really reinforcing this)…no increases in heart attacks, strokes and perforation of your intestines!
Metagenics has also included MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) in this ChondroCare formula as well as zinc, copper, manganese and selenium for antioxidant support. MSM is a nutrient that contains organic sulfur and is used by the body to reduce inflammation. There is some evidence that MSM can inhibit arterial plaque (plaque that clogs the arteries) and reduce the incidence of some cancers. Research has shown that the use of MSM is osteoporosis patients results in a significant decrease of all osteoarthritis symptoms, including pain, without adverse side effects.
ChondroCare is Gluten-free and non-GMO.
Zinc (as zinc glycinate†) (5mg), Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex) (100mcg), Copper (as copper citrate) (500mcg), Manganese (as manganese citrate) (500mcg), MSM (methylsulfonyl methane) (333mg), D-Glucosamine Sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate KCl) (500mg), Chondroitin Sulfate (USP) (400mg), Glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride [crustacean shellfish (crabshells, shrimp)], microcrystalline cellulose, chondroitin sulfate, methylsulfonyl methane, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, zinc glycinate, silica, selenium, copper citrate, manganese citrate.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||2 Tablet|
|Servings Per Container||60|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||2%*|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||5 mg||45%|
|Selenium (as selenomethionine)||100 mcg||182%|
|Copper (as copper citrate)||0.5 mg||56%|
|Manganese (as manganese citrate)||0.5 mg||22%|
|Potassium (as D-glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride)||80 mg||2%|
|D-Glucosamine Sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride)||500 mg||**|
|Chondroitin Sulfate||400 mg||**|
|Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)||333 mg||**|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
DIRECTIONS: Take two tablets three times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Contains: crustacean shellfish (crabshells, shrimp)