Clinical study confirms effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate for joint health


Nutramax announces the publication of study results that demonstrate the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate in the management of joint health and wellness

Nutramax Laboratories ( has announced the publication of results from an international clinical study that demonstrates the effectiveness of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulphate — the same active ingredients found in the joint health dietary supplement Cosamin DS — in the management of joint health and wellness.

The results of the MOVES (Multicentre Osteoarthritis InterVEntion trial with Sysadoa) study are published in the online edition of the peer-reviewed journal, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

MOVES is a multicentre, randomised, parallel-group, double-blind, controlled clinical trial that enrolled 606 patients at 42 centres in France, Germany, Poland and Spain. Sponsored by Bioiberica, suppliers of the chondroitin sulphate used in Cosamin DS, the study was developed as an extension of the GAIT (Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial) study, which showed that the combination of glucosamine hydrochloride (1500mg/day) and chondroitin sulfate (1200mg/day) was effective in a moderate to severe subgroup of patients.

'The MOVES trial is truly an important study that provides additional evidence to support the use of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, at a daily dose of 1500 and 1200mg, respectively, in managing joint health in a wide variety of patient populations,' said Dr Nicholas DiNubile, MD, clinical associate in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 'This new data is especially encouraging for patients, and it reinforces my ongoing approach to long-term joint health management in my practice, particularly for people who are experiencing a significant increase in the incidence of deteriorating joint health yet wish to remain physically active.'

Manufactured in Edgewood (MD, USA), Cosamin DS is the most researched glucosamine/chondroitin joint health supplement. Cosamin DS uses FCHG49 glucosamine and TRH122 chondroitin sulfate, providing a unique combination of ingredients not found in other glucosamine/chondroitin combination dietary supplements. 'I tell my patients, not all supplements are created equal — brand matters! It's important to recommend supplements supported by extensive research like Cosamin,' said Dr Nicholas DiNubile.

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'We were the first company to develop this combination worldwide and publish clinical studies showing its benefits for joint health. We have been conducting both human and veterinary research for more than 20 years, so it's gratifying to see studies of this magnitude that confirm our previous findings. The MOVES study further underscores the value of Cosamin DS as a safe and effective option to support joint health,' said pharmacist Robert Henderson, Chairman and Founder of Nutramax Laboratories.