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Cosamin_ds

Cosamin_ds

The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) published guidelines for knee osteoarthritis. These guidelines confirmed that Glucosamine has an excellent safety profile. Glucosamine is classified as a dietary supplement in the United States.

This means that safety and formulation are solely the responsibility of the manufacturer. There aren’t any government guidelines dictating how Glucosamine is processed and manufactured. Evidence of safety and efficacy is only required if the Glucosamine is being advertised as a treatment for a medical condition.

Even though they are not required to, Nutramax follows the same stringent standards and protocols practiced by the pharmaceutical industry. They manufacture their products like pharmaceuticals, not supplements.