GC-MSM 3550 is a comprehensive joint formula that will help your body rebuild new cartilage and reduce inflammation. GC-MSM 3550 contains chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, N-acetyl Glucosamine, and MSM, the raw materials your body needs to rebuild cartilage. Research over te past thirty years indicates that cartilage production is accelerated when all of the necessary raw materials are readily available. The earliest research was with glucosamine sulfate. Its glue-like qualities help to hold tissues together and it’s a major component of cartilage. The research results were stunning. In double-blind studies, glucosamine sulfate outperformed the over-the-counter pain relievers in areas of pain and inflammation after as little as fourteen weeks.
A decade later, researchers found that adding chondroitin sulfate supplementation made cartilage rebuilding even more efficient. Chondroitin sulfate is a large water-loving molecule, which stimulates the secretion of joint fluid to help lubricate the joint providing the proper environment for the production of cartilage. Chondroitin sulfate gives cartilage elasticity and also prevents enzymatic activity that breaks down cartilage. The latest research on degenerative joint disease contains another very import component of cartilage. In fact, this compound is found in every cell of every living plant and animal on the planet.
The missing link in the triad of cartilage rebuilding is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Because of its’ ubiquitous nature, MSM, has been used historically to treat a wide variety of conditions including allergies, emphysema, arthritis, gastrointestinal upset, and some vascular conditions. For joints, MSM helps provide the protein links necessary for cartilage matrix repair. MSM is found in most natural unprocessed foods, but most of the MSM is lost when fresh food is cooked, processed, or stored. For this reason alone, MSM supplementation makes perfect sense.