Several years ago, Olympian Labs developed Glucosalage SO4, the most advanced natural formulation for use in the relief of arthritis. Now, there's Glucosalage SO4 Extra Strength. This powerful joint formula contains a unique combination of Shark Cartilage, Glucosamine Sulfate and Cat’s Claw, along with added enzymes and rare botanicals that help fight the battle against common joint disorders and pain.
As a dietary supplement, Shark Cartilage is known for providing support in the maintenance of healthy joints and cartilage. Shark Cartilage is a natural source of proteoglycans, compounds responsible for building and strengthening the ground substance of cartilage. In particular, Shark Cartilage contains chondroitin sulfate, one of the most potent proteoglycans known.
The anti-inflammatory effects of Cat's Claw have proven beneficial in the relief of arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis and gout. As an antioxidant, it also helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Its beneficial effects in relieving arthritis pain may also be due, in part, to its ability to cleanse the digestive tract and aid in removing toxins from the body.
Glucosamine Sulfate functions as the primary building block for proteoglycans, large molecules in cartilage that give it buffering properties. When taken orally, Glucosamine Sulfate is absorbed readily into the system and can be traced to cartilage as soon as four hours after consumption. Glucosamine Sulfate has been shown to have unique anti-inflammatory and protective effects. Studies suggest that Glucosamine Sulfate may inhibit the breakdown of cartilage and may help build-up of cartilage.
White Willow Bark, also known as nature’s aspirin, has been shown to relieve fevers, soothe headaches and reduce aches and pains.
Valerian improves circulation and is beneficial for insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle cramps, pain, spasms, stress and ulcers.
Devil’s Claw is known for its abilitity to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Black Willow may help to reduce inflammation, relieve rheumatism, and help with headaches, minor aches and pains, and arthritis.
The microbial enzymes Protease, Amylase and Lipase aid absorption of nutrients in the body.