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Cartigen is a comprehensive joint support nutritional supplement. Cartigen contains glucosamine sulphate, which helps reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis viz joint pain, swelling and joint immobility. Glucosamine, available in Cartigen is in the preferred crystalline form, which offers good absorbability and also longer duration of action.


Helps in improving functional status and pain symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis


Glucosamine sulphate

  • Contains crystalline form of Glucosamine with advantage of better absorption and benefits
  • Contains glucosamine at recommended dosage of 1500 mg/day
  • Helps reduce joint pain and stiffness
  • Helps in improving symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Helps in improve cartilage turnover in joints
  • Helps in decreasing pain and improve functional outcome in patients with joint degeneration


Crystalline form

Most effective form of Glucosamine provides higher efficacy in long-term management of osteoarthritis due to high bioavailability and high absorption rate

Excellent safety profile

Can be given for long term even in elderly, reduces dependency of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs / Pain killer usage, Safe in cardiac patients

Patient compliance dosage

Advantage of therapeutic dosage of once daily

Frequently asked question (FAQ's)

What is glucosamine and how it helps in improving joint health?

Glucosamine is a major building block of glycosaminoglycans, proteins that form part of cartilage (the tough bone protein that lines the surfaces of bones). It plays an essential role in the maintenance of joint health including the production of new cartilage. Glucosamine sulphate significantly alleviates pain and also improves cartilage and synovial fluid formation in the joints.

Which form is best?

Glucosamine is available in two forms, glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) and Glucosamine Sulphate (2KCl), we always recommend the sulphate form as it this compound that has been used in pretty much all the clinical studies. Some companies favour the hydrochloride form but we see this as a commercial decision rather than one based on any sound clinical evidence.

What about the potassium level in glucosamine 2KCl?

The 2KCl part of the compound Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCl is simply potassium chloride, a harmless non sodium salt that is used to stabilise the Glucosamine. The amount of potassium is 240mg, which is a small but useful contribution to the potassium recommended daily intake of 3500mg. It is now recognized that the typical modern day diet often falls short of this essential mineral.

How much is recommended? And for how long?

The level generally recommended is 1500mg of glucosamine sulphate 2KCl for those with specific joint problems. Most studies have suggested that glucosamine needs to be taken for at least a month before any beneficial effects will be seen.

Why Cartigen is better than Pain killers (NSAIDs)?

Pain killers or NSAIDs cause many side effects like nausea, acidity, vomiting etc. Cartigen range of products has comparable pain relieving effect with no side effects.

Is it safe to take glucosamine supplements if I have diabetes?

Even though glucosamine is technically a type of sugar, it doesn’t appear to affect blood sugar levels or insulin sensitivity. As with any dietary supplement, talk to your doctor before you add glucosamine to your daily regimen.

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