Osteocare Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Osteocare Glucosamine provides the original comprehensive Osteocare bone health formula, together with additional glucosamine, chondroitin and ginger extract in a convenient all-in-one formula plus trace minerals and vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones and cartilage. More Info
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Advanced calcium, mineral & vitamin D3 tablets, with vitamin C, glucosamine sulphate, chondroitin sulphate and ginger extract
|Nutritional Information||Average per 3 tablets||% EC NRV*|
|Glucosamine Sulphate KCI†||750 mg||-|
|Chondroitin Sulphate†||300 mg||-|
|Ginger Extract||75 mg||-|
|Vitamin D (as D3 1000 IU)||25 µg||500|
|Vitamin C||80 mg||100|
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
Calcium Carbonate (Maltodextrin), Glucosamine Sulphate (from Crustacean) (as Potassium Chloride) USP† (Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone), Magnesium Hydroxide (Pregelatinised Starch), Chondroitin Sulphate Sodium (from Fish) USP†, Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Cross-Linked Cellulose Gum, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Acetylated Monoglycerides, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Red Iron Oxide]), Anti-Caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carrier: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose]), Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Ginger Root Extract (Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Starch, Dextrin), Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenate.
† USP – United States Pharmacopeia
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
TWO TO THREE TABLETS PER DAY WITH YOUR MAIN MEAL. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Osteocare Glucosamine contains glucosamine sourced from natural chitin. Do not take if you are allergic to fish or shellfish. Diabetics and those taking anti-coagulants (blood thinners) should consult their doctor before using this product. This formula replaces other Osteocare and Jointace supplements. A regular intake is recommended.
- No lactose
- Gluten free
- No preservatives
- No yeast
- Osteocare Glucosamine is not tested on animals
Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, suffer from food allergies or are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
Osteocare Glucosamine FAQ
- Why has Osteocare Glucosamine been developed?
- When is Osteocare Glucosamine recommended?
- What do I need to know before starting to use Osteocare Glucosamine?
- Can Osteocare Glucosamine be used simultaneously with medications?
- How and when should Osteocare Glucosamine be used?
- How many tablets and capsules does Osteocare Glucosamine contain?
- Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Osteocare Glucosamine?
- Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?
- What are the active ingredients?
- For those people who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, are there any tips or recommendations to help ease swallowing Osteocare Glucosamine tablets?
- What is the source of calcium used in Osteocare Glucosamine?
- Can calcium supplements like Osteocare Glucosamine cause kidney stones?
- Is Osteocare Glucosamine recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?
- Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Why has Osteocare Glucosamine been developed?
Osteocare Glucosamine is scientifically formulated, and developed by experts. Each ingredient is included on the basis of research evidence. Many people who take a bone health formula are also interested in maintaining the health of their cartilage and connective tissues. Osteocare Glucosamine has been designed so there is no need for separate products. The advanced formula provides great value by combining bone and cartilage health nutrients in one comprehensive formula.Top
When is Osteocare Glucosamine recommended?
Research shows the earlier both men and women receive a good supply of these nutrients the better. Getting bone and cartilage supporting nutrients may be especially important for:
During and after the menopause
For elderly men and women
For athletes, dancers and sportspeople Slimmer’s and those with a reduced intake of dairy products
Osteocare Glucosamine is formulated for long-term use and can be taken for as long as required.
What do I need to know before starting to use Osteocare Glucosamine?
Osteocare Glucosamine is a bone and cartilage health supplement, specially formulated as a daily nutritional safeguard for men and women of all ages. Do not take if you are allergic to fish or shellfish.Top
Can Osteocare Glucosamine be used simultaneously with medications?
Generally, Osteocare Glucosamine can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of minerals, vitamin D3, glucosamine and chondroitin. Diabetics and those using blood thinning medication should consult their doctor before using this product. For specific advice on taking Osteocare Glucosamine with medication, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first. As with other supplements, seek professional advice before use if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding of suffer from food allergies.Top
How and when should Osteocare Glucosamine be used?
Osteocare Glucosamine tablets – Two to three tablets daily is recommended with meals, with water or a cold drink. Swallow without chewing. Always ensure that Osteocare Glucosamine is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations. Chewable tablets usually include flavourings, sweeteners and/or added ingredients to help break the tablet up in the mouth.Top
How many tablets and capsules does Osteocare Glucosamine contain?
Osteocare Glucosamine is available in 60 tablet packs. It is recommended to take two-three tablets per day.Top
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Osteocare Glucosamine?
Osteocare Glucosamine has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.Top
Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies.Top
What are the active ingredients?
Please see nutritional information click hereTop
For those people who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, are there any tips or recommendations to help ease swallowing Osteocare Glucosamine tablets?
In general calcium supplement tablets do tend to be larger than other supplements or preparations. The Osteocare Glucosamine tablets have been specially designed with an oval, streamlined, easy to swallow shape. However, if you do have difficulty swallowing, one method is to chew some food, then place the tablet into the mouth and swallow the chewed food and tablet together, followed by plenty of liquid. The Osteocare Glucosamine tablets themselves should not be chewed.Top
What is the source of calcium used in Osteocare Glucosamine?
The calcium in Osteocare Glucosamine is in the form of calcium carbonate, which provides the highest concentration of elemental calcium possible in a supplement. The calcium carbonate used is of high pharmaceutical grade from a natural source. To prevent possible contamination with metals such as lead, oyster calcium and bone-dolomite have not been included in the Osteocare Glucosamine formulation.Top
Can calcium supplements like Osteocare Glucosamine cause kidney stones?
It is important to select a calcium supplement such as Osteocare Glucosamine, which includes calcium in combination with other synergistic co-factors such as magnesium. The presence of the mineral magnesium, as well as contributing to the maintenance of normal bones, also contributes to normal protein synthesis and electrolyte balance.Top
Is Osteocare Glucosamine recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?
Osteocare Glucosamine has been carefully formulated so that it can be used in combination with many of the Vitabiotics multivitamin and mineral product range, or other food supplements such as garlic, fish oil etc. However, for maximum results we recommend Osteocare Glucosamine is taken at a separate time of the day, at least an hour apart from your main Vitabiotics multivitamin supplement.Top
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.
All Vitabiotics products have been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.
Vitabiotics avoids 'mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.
"Your Osteocare Liquid is brilliant, only just discovered it, fabulous product."Mrs R Newman , United kingdom
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"25years I have used Osteocare. I really think it has prevented escalation. Thank You"Mr R M , United kingdom
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"Roughly eight weeks ago my son was registered injured by his football club, Arsenal FC. He was advised to have three to six months rest from all sport. Given he plays for a professional academy, he couldn't afford to take this amount of time off. A week later he started a course of Vitabiotics Jointace, Osteocare and Ultra Omega 3, and just three weeks later he was himself once again. He has and will remain taking Jointace and other Vitabiotics products to maintain healthy joints, teeth and bones as he is still growing." Mr John Umolu , United Kingdom
"Wonderful product for vegetarians and the liquid is great to drink. Thanks :)"Miss C C , Singapore
"My mother is now 80 and has needed joint support for over 10 years. About 5 years ago I started sending her Vitabiotics Jointace plus Osteocare. She recently had another round of tests and the specialists were astounded to find that her bone health is completely normal for a woman of her age!"Mr S L , United Kingdom
"I have been taking 'Wellwoman Original' and 'Osteocare-Original' tablets ( at different intervals of the day) for the last 6 months. These tablets have really made a tremendous difference to my life and i have great energy levels and sense of overall wellbeing. I am very grateful to Vitabiotics for such a great range of quality products. "Miss S H , United Kingdom
"I have being giving my daughter who is at the moment 3 years old now Osteocare for almost a year now and I can't believe what a difference it has made on her. She has grown quite a bit, as Osteocare provides nearly all her daily intake of calcium, plus on top of the amount of milk she has. Definitley the best thing I could have ever bought for her..."Mrs Marie Goldwyn , United Kingdom
"This product is GREAT!"Mr Harpreet Singh , United Kingdom
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