Ingredients

How ingredients are handled, bought and sold determines quality.

  • Are the supplements you take Purity tested from source to supplement?

For our chondroitin and calcium products, the ingredients are made in a plant we helped design and build. For those we don’t make, we’ve allied with companies like ours, who handle the entire process from raw material to processed ingredient, before sending it directly to the factory where Synutra Pure supplements are made under strict Good Manufacturing Practices as required by FDA. From the first step of processing the raw materials through to when the processed ingredients arrive at the manufacturing facility in the US to be made into the finished supplement, we know exactly where and by whom everything that goes into our products are handled from start to finish.

What the Ingredients Do

Here’s what the ingredients in our joint health supplements do. Because of how the FDA and FTC regulate dietary supplements, what we can put here is limited, but there are links below for more information you may find helpful.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are both structural components of cartilage, which is the tissue that cushions the joints and can begin to break down over time, from certain medical conditions or from vigorous exercise. Both are naturally produced in the body.

Chondroitin sulfate is normally found in joint cartilage around in the body, and is manufactured from animal sources, such as cow, pig or bird cartilage.

Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring chemical found in the human body that is in the fluid around joints. Glucosamine in dietary supplement is usually taken from the shells of shellfish, which is why those with shellfish allergies should avoid it.

Calcium
The mineral calcium, which the body needs to build and maintain strong bones and for other vital functions such as heart rhythm and muscle function, is found in many foods. Calcium in the body is stored in teeth and bones, supporting their structure and hardness.

Additional Resources:

National Institute of Health

Glucosamine and Chondroitin
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/glucosaminechondroitin

Calcium
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/Calcium/

WebMD

Chondroitin Sulfate
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-744-chondroitin+sulfate.aspx?activeingredientid=744&activeingredientname=chondroitin+sulfate

Glucosamine Sulfate
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-807-glucosamine+sulfate.aspx?activeIngredientId=807&activeIngredientNam e=glucosamine+sulfate&source=1&tabno=2

Calcium
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-calcium