What is glucosamine? Glucosamine is naturally present in the human body, and is found in the fluid that surrounds the joints. It also has a role as a precursor to the building blocks that the body uses to produce cartilage and other connective tissue. As a supplement, glucosamine is popularly taken by those who are interested in maintaining the smooth working of the joints, and has also been shown in clinical trials to reduce the pain and stiffness that can accompany common wear and tear conditions. Glucosamine and ageing joints The synovial fluid and cartilage that surround the joints provide cushioning, but the accumulation of physical stress and injuries can lead to wear and tear, which causes friction, pain and stiffness. As we age, levels of glucosamine in the body decline, and the cartilage becomes thinner. As the diet does not provide glucosamine in any significant amount, supplements provide the only viable of achieving the intake of glucosamine required for a positive effect. Research suggests that supplementing with glucosamine can support the maintenance of the cartilage and fluid that surrounds the joints, helping to prevent their breakdown. However, many seniors find that glucosamine tablets are difficult to swallow, and, as we age, our digestive systems become generally less efficient. Quick Release Glucosamine 65 Plus has been formulated for easy digestion and increased bioavailability, and the use of a capsule shell eliminates the need to contend with large tablets. Synergistic formula This unique formulation incorporates selected vitamins and minerals that are known to support the maintenance of healthy joints. These include calcium and magnesium, which play essential roles in the maintenance of healthy bones and muscle function. Vitamin C has also been added for its role in collagen formation, which is central to the maintenance of healthy connective tissue. Finally, this comprehensive supplement provides concentrated levels of ginger extract, which is believed to support joint function through its anti-inflammatory effect. Why choose Simply Supplements Quick Release Glucosamine 65 Plus? Quick Release Glucosamine 65 Plus has been specifically developed to promote efficient digestion and offer fast-acting support and relief. The exclusive 2-piece capsules release their contents quickly and efficiently to ensure that all of the component nutrients are fully absorbed by the body. The capsules can also be opened and the contents added to food or drink, if preferred. All Simply Supplements products are made in the UK by our suppliers to meet the highest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations and standards. Microbiological and stability testing protocols ensure that each capsule is free from contaminants and provides the dosage stated on the label. The Simply Supplements nutrition team endeavours to source natural and ethically-derived ingredients and we perform strict in-process quality control tests at every stage of production, in order to maintain the quality of our finished products.