Doctor’s Best Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM - OptiMSM® supports joint structure, function and comfort. It is a potent combination of three purified ingredients that can help to build the cushy cartilage that serves as a shock absorber for your joints.
Glucosamine sulfate is extracted from chitin, a long-chain polymer consisting of many glucosamine molecules linked together. Chitin forms structural frameworks in many living things, including aquatic crustaceans. Doctor’s Best glucosamine is purified and then sulfated and stabilized with potassium chloride. It is processed to remove residues of protein and impurities, yielding pure glucosamine sulfate as the final material.
Chondroitin sulfate is a chemical in cartilage around joints in the body. Chondroitin sulfate is manufactured from bovine cartilage. Doctor’s Best uses chondroitin sulfate with a purity of 90 percent or greater. Quality assurance testing is performed using sophisticated laboratory analytical methods.
MSM is an excellent dietary source of bioavailable organic sulfur. Doctor’s Best MSM features OptiMSM®, a highly purified form (99.9% pure) of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Since the amount of MSM found naturally in living materials is too small to be extracted, the MSM used for dietary supplements is synthesized. The makers of OptiMSM® developed a four-stage process to separate impurities including heavy metals and other contaminants and is 99.9% pure MSM.