Arth-Support Formula, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic and comprehensive combination ofnatural ingredients, including glucosamine sulfate, shark cartilage, and bromelain, carefully formulated andspecifically designed to support normal inflammatory processes while maintaining and restoring the structureand function of healthy joints.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less thanthe minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of thesenutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’sstructure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including its joints. Arth-Support Formulahas been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and othernutrients without danger of toxic build-up or of side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of itsabsorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certainnutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potencyamounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance ofhealthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are providedin their safest and most bioavailable forms.The Arth-Support Formula contains not only the base formula of Douglas Laboratories’ Ultra-SpecificNutrition 2000 Series that offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but alsoa blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated for maintenance of healthy joint structure andfunction.Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino sugar found in glycosoaminoglycans (mucopolysaccharides),integral components of the proteoglycans found in joint cartilage. Proteoglycans are large carbohydrate richstructures that provide resiliency, load distribution, shock-absorbing, compressive and lubricating properties tojoints and connective tissues. Dietary glucosamine serves as an immediate precursor for glycosaminoglycansynthesis, and also stimulates incorporation of other precursors into the connective tissue matrix.The availability of glucosamine is an integral part of the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycansthat are necessary during the constant remodeling that aging cartilage undergoes. Thus, the maintenance ofhealthy aging cartilage may be improved with enhanced deposition of glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans.Bioavailability of oral glucosamine sulfate is excellent. It is absorbed intact, and utilized very quickly by alltissues, including connective tissues. Glucosamine sulfate is more efficiently used for connective tissuemetabolism than other glucosamine sources, such as cartilage extracts or chondroitin sulfate. Glucosaminesulfate is a well recognized, highly effective source of glucosamine for glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycansynthesis in all connective tissues, such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons, skin, and bone.Bromelain, a protease from the pineapple plant, can reduce the production of proinflammatory prostaglandinsby modulating the arachidonate cascade. Other herbs in Arth-Support FormulaÔ such as licorice, feverfew,devil’s claw, and turmeric, also provide support for normal inflammatory processes.
Arth-Support Formula may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to maintain healthy functioningof their joints.
Serving Size 4 tablets
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving
Beta-Carotene (Vitamin A Activity) 15,000I.U.
Vitamin A (Palmitate, Water Dispersible) 5,000I.U.
Vitamin D-3 50 I.U.
Vitamin E (Succinate) 200 I.U.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 1,000 mg
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine HCl) 50 mg
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 25 mg
Niacin 20 mg
Niacinamide 100 mg
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) 150 mg
Vitamin B-6 25 mg
(as Pyridoxine HCl/Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Complex)
Vitamin B-12 100 mcg
Folic Acid 800 mcg
Biotin 300 mcg
Choline(from Choline Citrate/Bitartrate)20 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 100 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Calcium (Citrate/Ascorbate Complex) 300 mg
Magnesium 300 mg
Potassium (Aspartate Complex) 75 mg
Zinc (Aspartate Complex) 50 mg
Copper (Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg
Manganese (Aspartate Complex) 15 mg
Chromium GTF 200 mcg
(Organically bound with GTF activity-low allergenicity)
Selenium 300 mcg
(Organic Selenium in Krebs Cycle and Kelp)
Molybdenum (Krebs) 50 mcg
Vanadium (Krebs) 25 mcg
Boron (Aspartate/Citrate Complex) 1 mg
Trace Elements (Sea Vegetation) 100 mcg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid, vegetable stearate, carboxymethylcellulose and silica.
Adults take 4 tablets daily with meals or as directed by physician.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.