Why has Lamberts® chosen bovine and non-marine chondroitin?
Chondroitin generally comes from shark species and we are not convinced that this is a renewable resource.
We are also concerned about reports of how cruel the shark fishing industry is. The global demand for shark cartilage has meant the depletion of the world population of sharks and the loss of many of them in the oceans.
For this reason we use bovine chondroitin, as it is a by-product of the beef industry and a well-regulated high quality material. The bovine chondroitin we use is a highly refined material made from GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and USP standards (Pharmacopoeia from the United States), from Australia and New Zealand.
Does Green Lip Mussel contain glucosamine? Does it matter which one you take?
R/Lamberts® Glucosamine sulfate is a pure compound derived from shellfish, while the Green Mussel (PernaCanálicus-GLM) is found only in the clear, uncontaminated waters that surround New Zealand. Its active principles reside in a protein compound whose properties are unique to this type of mollusk. The observation that the Māori, who regularly consume GLM suffer less arthritis than their continental relatives, led to the development of this compound as an anti-arthritic supplement in 1974.
Can a person who is allergic to Sulfa consume Glucosamine Complete?
R / Sulfa is an antibiotic, and Glucosamine Sulfate is an organic compound found, naturally, in the fluid that lines the joints of our body. In most dietary supplements it comes from shellfish (although others can be produced in laboratories). If you are allergic to shellfish, then you should NOT take it, but it has nothing to do with the antibiotic Sulfa.
Could you tell me if a diabetic person can take glucosamine and chondroitin, or you can it raise your sugar?
R/ There is not conclusive studies but it has happened in some cases, so we do not recommend glucosamine alone to a diabetic person. Glucosamine Complete is a better option, however it should still be evaluated; and if not Chondroitin, rosehips..
Could I split or crush the Glucosamine Complete tablet?
R/ I am afraid although you can crush it, the taste will a little bit strong … as you’ve observed the product has substances that are spicy and that can feel bad if “it is sucks” that is what often happens in the case of people who cannot swallow well. Another thing would be that the tablet could be mix with a puree or something like this in a single scoop, not into all the puree. Alternatively, splitting the tablet in two parts can help swallowing with juice.