Released: 9/17/2014

Cosamin® DS Again Shown to be Effective in an International Multi-Center Study


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Provenza, et al. Study Compares Cosamin DS to Brazilian Prescription Brand

Edgewood, MD – September 17, 2014. Cosamin® DS Joint Health Dietary Supplement was chosen as the comparator in a human clinical study recently published by Provenza et al. in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Rheumatology.

Cosamin DS 108 countThe international head-to-head study, carried out in Brazil with more than 900 participants, showed that our dietary supplement Cosamin DS, which contains glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, and the Brazilian prescription brand, which contains glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, are equally effective, with statistically significant results achieved. Further, no significant alterations in laboratory values assessing safety were noted, including fasting glycemia.

“The authors make a point to stress 'there are concerns on the purity of glucosamine/chondroitin preparations sold as dietary supplements.'” said Dr. Robert Henderson, Chairman of Nutramax Laboratories. “Cosamin DS, since its inception, has been the gold standard when it comes to quality.”

“My father, Dr. Robert Henderson, developed, patented, and brought to the market the first glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate joint health product, Cosamin” said Dr. Troy Henderson, President and CEO of Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc. “It remains a high-quality, trusted brand backed by clinical studies.”

“For over two decades we have taken pride in knowing our Cosamin brand contains quality ingredients with formulations rooted in rigorous and sound science”, added Dr. Brian Cornblatt, Medical Director and Director of Product Development for Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc. “Here we have a truly impressive study, with more than 900 participants recruited from 16 different sites. We work tirelessly to offer the public a brand they can trust and it was nice to see Cosamin's efficacy again substantiated in this study.”

About the Nutramax Laboratories Family of Companies:
Since 1992, Christian-based Nutramax Laboratories has been developing products for people and their pets. Nutramax Laboratories Consumer Care, Inc., located in Edgewood, Maryland, focuses on researching and developing products to promote consumer health. Located in Lancaster, South Carolina, Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc. researches and develops high quality products to support animal health. Nutramax Manufacturing, Inc. manufactures products in both the South Carolina and Maryland locations.

Cosamin Joint Health Supplements, including the original, Cosamin® DS and advanced formula Cosamin® ASU help to support and promote joint health. Cosamin is the #1 Researched glucosamine/chondroitin brand.

Based on published studies in U.S. peer-reviewed journals, the Cosamin brand, which includes Cosamin® DS and Cosamin® ASU, is the most researched glucosamine/chondroitin brand.

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