Description Usage Supplement Facts N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG) differs from glucosamine sulfate in that it is attached to an acetic acid molecule, while glucosamine sulfate is attached to a sulfuric acid molecule. Although glucosamine sulfate is researched as being better absorbed than NAG, individuals sensitive to sulfur may tolerate NAG better and potentially derive more benefit from its use.* NAG is also well recognized for gastrointestinal support by enhancing mucosal integrity. It is popularly taken for osteoarthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.* Aches and pains in your joints are often a sign that your body is getting older. Whether it’s pain in your large joints (such as your hips and knees) or discomfort in smaller joints like your hands and feet‚ it can slow you down and make moving around more painful and less stable. If your knees and other joints become more painful as you age‚ you may have a common degenerative joint disorder; these occur when the cartilage between your bones wears out. Cartilage is a soft rubbery cushion between the joints‚ which allows them to move very smoothly with little effort and no pain. If that cartilage wears out‚ your bones will have no cushion and will end up rubbing together‚ which can lead to inflammation‚ swelling‚ and pain. This is most likely after the age of 55‚ and is most likely to affect your largest‚ most weight-bearing joints: i.e. your knees and hips. Being active‚ eating a healthy diet‚ and maintaining an optimal weight may prolong the health of your joints. You may be able to slow degenerative changes in your joints by taking a supplement like N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG). The active ingredient in this formula is glucosamine‚ which is an important substance found in healthy cartilage and synovial fluid (the fluid that lubricates your joints). Each dose provides 500 mg of N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine‚ which promotes relief from joint pain‚ stiffness‚ and inflammation.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule three times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 capsuleServings per container: 90 Ingredients Amount %DV N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine (shrimp‚ crab‚ lobster) 500 mg † * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose‚ cellulose‚ L-leucine.