Active Ingredients Per 2 Gyco-Flex III Mini Bite-Sized Chews:
Perna Canaliculus (Green Lipped Mussel) - 300 mg
Perna canaliculus, or green-lipped mussel, is an edible shellfish containing protein, minerals, glucosamine and Eicosatetraenoic acids (ETAs). ETAs are a type of Omega-3 fatty acids and provide an anti-inflammatory effect which helps reduce joint pain. Research in both humans and animals have shown that perna mussels have been effective in managing degenerative joint disease and arthritis. Human patients receiving perna mussels reported less pain, joint stiffness and improved mobility.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) - 250 mg
The sulfur in MSM can be utilized by the body in the formation of compounds such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, as well as the amino acids methionine and cysteine. Arthritic joints often have low levels of both sulfur and cysteine. Animal studies have found MSM helps to strengthen the tissues that make up the joints.
Glucosamine HCl (from Shrimp and Crab) - 250 mg
Glucosamine stimulates the secretion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), one of the building blocks of cartilage and the synovial fluid found in joints. GAGs increase the lubrication of the joints and provide flexibility and elasticity to the cartilage.
N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG) - 50 mg
DMG is used to support proper immune response, cardiovascular and skin health.
dl-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamine E) - 25 IU
Vitamin E supplies oxygen to the blood and helps to maintain healthy membrane tissue. Vitamin E also inhibits the prostaglandins that play a role in pain, thereby reducing joint pain.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) - 12 mg
Vitamin C is important for the synthesis of collagen and the repair of connective tissue. Vitamine C, Vitamin E, selenium and manganese are often added to joint supplements for the enzymatic benefits and to assist in the transportation of chondroitin and glucosamine to joint tissue.
Manganese (as Mn Proteinate) - 5 mg
Manganese is a trace mineral that activates enzymes responsible for nutrient utilization. It is added to animal supplements to help aid in the uptake of glucosamine.
Grape Seed Extract - 2.5 mg
Grape seed extract is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. Antioxidants destroy free radicals - free radicals cause much of the damage in inflammatory and degenerative diseases.
L-Glutathione - 1 mg
Glutathione assists in regulating immune response. Research has shown that increased levels of glutathione can reduce inflammation and joint pain.
Selenium (as Sodium Selenite) - 0.001 mg
Selenium has antioxidant properties that protect cell membranes. It is also used in the body for the production of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that works inside the joints to round up free radicals.
Inactive Ingredients: arabic gum, brewers yeast, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, citric acid, glycerin, natural mixed tocopherols, propionic acid, proprietary blend (maltodextrin, sodium alginate, calcium sulfate), rosemary extract, silicon dioxide, soy lecithin, vegetable oil and water.