When it comes to joint pain there are so many things that do not work and the ones that are proven to work tend to laden with animal products such as gelatin and shellfish. The particular Glucosamine that Vitamin Shoppe uses in this formula is 100% vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, Shell Fish Free and comes from a naturally occurring source. Regenasure Gucosamine is made by Cargill Foods and is the first and only all vegetarian glucosamine that has been GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) in the United States.
I would dare to say that glucosamine is one of the most popular joint supplements on the market. For many people it has always been something they have wanted to try but shell-fish allergies or their vegetarian lifestyle had prevented them from using it before. Now that we are able to produce supplements from different things, we are seeing a nice change. Not only are vegetarian based supplements better for us, they are also better for the planet. The seasonal sourcing of shell-fish for glucosamine has serious environmental impacts and when you choose to use a glucosamine like this you are saving our planet from further abuse and destruction.
Using glocosamine has been a must for myself. Between all the squats, lunges, knee reconstructions and now living on a 4th floor walkup with 3 dogs, my knees have taken and continue to take a beating all day, everyday. When I go off glucosamine for a while, I can tell the difference. I do not feel as smooth in the joint area and I also have a lot more ‘clicking’ of the knees and ankles. I did stop taking it for a while and started to use Alpha Lipoic Acid instead but my knees are so shot I need something stronger like glucosamine. Now I am on this Vitamin Shoppe vegetarian formula and I have no complaints.
Don’t Be Selfish, Leave The Shell Fish.
http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=VS-1968 Link To The Supplement.