Osteocare Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Many people who take a bone health formula are also interested in maintaining the health of their cartilage and connective tissues. Osteocare Glucosamine & Chondroitin 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.
Osteocare is the UK’s No.1 calcium formula and has been scientifically developed on the basis of the very latest research to provide a rich source of calcium, magnesium and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones plus vitamin D which helps with the normal absorption and utilisation of calcium by the body.
Osteocare Glucosamine & Chondroitin contains the preferred D3 form of vitamin D. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced by the skin on exposure to sunlight. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements.
Cartilage is the flexible connective tissue found between bones. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones and cartilage. Osteocare Glucosamine also provides copper which contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues, plus Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Ginger Root extract.
Calcium is important for everyone
Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium is vital for men and women of all ages, as evidence suggests that healthy practices early in life, including the adequate consumption of calcium and trace elements, contribute to normal bone health and optimal bone mineralisation. Peak bone mass, obtained during childhood and adolescent growth is known to be of major importance in maintaining bones later in life. The UK Department of Health recommends that everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing of vitamin D, particularly during autumn and winter. (Source: NHS Choices).
Calcium is vital for older women
Both sexes lose bone mass during their lifetime but after the menopause women usually lose bone mass much faster than men.
Postmenopausal women have an increased risk of bone loss for three reasons:
– Bone mineral content tends to be lower in women than in men
– Dietary calcium intake may decrease with age
– The rate of bone loss accelerates at menopause
Have difficulty swallowing tablets?
Getting enough calcium is especially important for men and women over 50, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and during and after the menopause. For those that do not like swallowing tablets, Osteocare Fizz, Chewable or Liquid is an ideal alternative.
Calcium intake guidelines
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) recommends the following guidelines for calcium intake
Age Suggested daily calcium intake
(non-breast-fed infants only) 525 mg
1-3 years 350 mg
4-6 years 450 mg
7-10 years 550 mg
11-18 years boys/girls 1000 / 800 mg
19+ years 700 mg
Pregnant woman 700 mg
Breastfeeding woman 700 + 550 mg
Based on the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition policy 1998.
Based on scientific research
The Osteocare formulation is based on the very latest international findings on the role of nutrients in normal bone health, as well as multiple large-scale scientific studies in the past 30 years.
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate (Maltodextrin), Glucosamine Sulphate (from Crustacean) (as Potassium Chloride) USP†† (Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone), Magnesium Hydroxide (Pregelatinised Starch), Chondroitin Sulphate Sodium (from Fish) USP††, Maltodextrin, Crosslinked 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 [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Ginger Root Extract, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenate
†† USP – United States Pharmacopeia
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
Directions for use
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 Plus Glucosamine & Chondroitin contains glucosamine sourced from natural chitin. This formula replaces other Osteocare and Jointace supplements. A regular intake is recommended.
No preservatives, lactose or yeast
Osteocare Glucosamine & Chondroitin is not tested on animals
Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Made in a site that may handle nuts. This product contains glucosamine sourced from natural chitin. Diabetics and those taking anticoagulants (blood thinners) should consult their doctor before using this product.
Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals regarding any medical condition.