This is a great combination product providing full strength glucosamine sulphate and pure chondroitin. You may see cheaper glucosamine/chondroitin products on the internet however you should be aware that the tablets will probably have been made in China or India and just packed in the UK. Following extensive testing of competitor tablets we have no doubt that Nature's Best will continue to only sell UK made products. Chondroitin as chondroitin sulphate is the form that's been used in most studies and the form we use for our chondroitin. Chondroitin is an expensive nutrient and you have to read a label carefully to check the amount of "free" chondroitin in the product, because some products do not make this adjustment. For example, a label indicating 400mg of chondroitin may contain material that is only 20% pure, namely 80mg. The reason is simply that real chondroitin is relatively expensive and so many manufacturers look to cut corners by buying lower cost material with very little chondroitin. At Nature's Best we quote 100mg of pure chondroitin sulphate per tablet and that's what the product contains. In fact we use 110mg of a 90% to provide 100mg of pure chondroitin. We are one of the few companies to adopt this clear, honest labelling of chondroitin. Why we've chosen Bovine not Marine sourced Chondroitin Chondroitin is typically sourced from shark species and we're not satisfied that this is a renewable resource. We're also concerned by reports of how cruel the shark fishing industry is. Worldwide demand for shark cartilage has meant the depletion of the global shark population and sadly the loss of many of these beautiful creatures from our oceans. For this reason we use bovine chondroitin for our chondroitin supplement as this is a by-product of the beef industry and a well-regulated, high quality material. The bovine chondroitin we use is a highly refined material made to GMP.
Fantastic value - the best price for UK made tablets. We won't compromise on quality
Full strength glucosamine sulphate and pure chondroitin, both accurately described
GMP quality standards - manufactured and tested in the UK in factories operating to stringent GMP pharmaceutical standards.
Taste free coated tablets- the soluble taste free coating keeps the tablets fresh
Pure grade materials - tested for purity in the UK. Fast release tablets ensures that they dissolve in the stomach and not the bowel