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Vitacost-Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM -- 240 Capsules

Vitacost-Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM
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Vitacost-Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM -- 240 Capsules

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Vitacost-Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM Description

A combination formula providing critical nutrients to stimulate cells to help build joint cartilage.*

What is Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM?

Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM is a combination formula that contains building block nutrients for promoting healthy joint tissues.* Each 5-capsule serving includes the following:


Glucosamine. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring chemical found throughout the human body, including in the fluids surrounding joints. This formula contains 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate, the form of glucosamine used most often in research.


Chondroitin. Chondroitin is another naturally occurring chemical, found in cartilage around joints in the body. Included are 1,200 mg of chondroitin sulfate, the most widely available and commonly used form of this nutrient.


MSM. Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is an organic source of sulfur that the body uses to maintain normal connective tissues.* Included are 1,000 mg of OptiMSM®, a patented, pure, distilled form of MSM.


What are the key benefits of Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM? 

  • Provides critical nutrients to stimulate cells to help build joint cartilage.*
  • Provides scientifically proven ingredients that have been shown to safely and effectively promote a healthy inflammatory response.*
  • MSM’s sulfur content is used by the body to maintain normal connective tissues.*

Synergy Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM is a targeted wellness solution - just for you. 

  • Combines three beneficial nutrients in one easy-to-take supplement.
  • Provides therapeutic amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin in one 5-capsule serving.
  • Features OptiMSM®, a high-quality form of MSM.
  • Contains 48 servings per bottle.
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value.

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About Synergy by Vitacost
Working with your body, Synergy supplements can keep you headed in the right direction. These formulas feature standardized herbal extracts, scientifically researched ingredients and high potencies – all at the best value possible. Synergy provides premium nutrition, because your health is too precious to be making sacrifices. Find your everyday essentials and targeted wellness support in this growing selection of well-researched, quality supplements.


As a dietary supplements for adults, take 5 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. Best results are obtained with long-term use (more than three months).


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°- 86° F [15° - 30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5 Capsules
Servings per Container: 48
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate1 g<1%†
(from chondroitin sulfate sodium)
100 mg4%
(from glucosamine sulfate 2KCI)
220 mg5%
Protein Less than1 g0%†
Glucosamine Sulfate
(as glucosamine sulfate 2KCI)
1500 mg*
Chondroitin Sulfate
(as chondriotin sulfate sodium)
1200 mg*
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
1000 mg*
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, silicon dioxide, vegetable magnesium stearate and vegetable stearic acid.
Contains: Crustacean shellfish (Shrimp, Crab,).

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Gentle Stretches for Lower Back Pain & Stiffness

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The best lower back stretches aren't what you think. Usually when an area feels stiff or tight, you instinctively stretch it, and it helps. Take your calves, for example. After hours of walking or running, dropping your heel with your toes up on a curb works wonders. But low back pain and stiffness can be caused by many different things. It could involve your spine – that complex set of bones and joints – and conditions related to it such as scoliosis or herniated discs. It could be related to medical conditions that have nothing to do with your spine, such as kidney stones or endometriosis. Lower back pain also can be tied to tightness in other parts of your body. On top of all that, back pain is extremely common. In turn, figuring out which lower back stretches might work best for you isn’t always straightforward. “What makes it tricky is that lower back pain is very heterogeneous … and depending on the cause, treatments may be quite opposite each other,” said Kate Fishman, a senior physical therapist with the outpatient spine center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “Ultimately, it's important to see a healthcare professional to help determine the driver of the pain in order to choose the right direction and type of movement to alleviate the symptoms.” A Profile of a Woman in Sphinx Post With a Backdrop of a Concrete Wall and Wooden Floor Represents Stretches for Lower Back Pain. Four common causes of back stiffness and/or pain that can generally be addressed with stretches for lower back pain:
  • slumped posture while sitting for long periods of time
  • slumped posture while standing for long periods of time
  • poor body mechanics when bending over (likely using slumped posture)
  • tight hamstrings
Take a moment to consider whether any of these factors are likely causing your discomfort. If so, the following lower back stretches — remember, they might seem counterintuitive — are bound to help:

Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Sphinx and/or cobra

Stage 1 - Lie on your belly with your forehead down and your legs stretched behind you. If doing this already creates a moderate sensation in your lower back — five on a scale of one to 10 — stay for several breaths, and then repeat several times. If it feels sharply intense, come out of the shape and consider consulting a physical therapist. If you feel barely anything, move to stage 2. Stage 2 - Sphinx: From prone, place your forearms palms down ahead of your torso and parallel to it. Start with your elbows far ahead of your shoulders and your forearms wider than your shoulders. Gradually move your elbows closer to your torso. You're looking for moderate sensation in your lower back — and you should feel a nice stretch across your belly, chest and front shoulders. Like I said: Seems counterintuitive. Hold for several breaths, slightly lifting with each inhale and allowing the natural retraction of each exhale. Repeat several times. If the sensation was mild, try stage 3. Stage 3 - Cobra: From sphinx, place your palms down on either side or your chest. Gradually press through your hands, lifting your head and chest much as you did in sphinx. This arm position, though, allows you to lift higher than you could in sphinx. Do so if it feels appropriate. Remember, you want moderate sensation in your lower back. Return to sphinx if this shape becomes intense. Otherwise, take a few breaths in cobra, slightly lifting with each inhale and allowing the natural retraction of each exhale, and then repeat cobra several times. Why it works: People often think they can alleviate lower back discomfort from poor posture by rounding their back (picture a cashew) in, say, a forward bend. But that rounded shape, which flexes the spine, is what's causing their pain. “Even though this might feel good in the moment, it actually puts the spine in a position that creates more obstruction and pressure on the nerve,” said Fishman. “What helps most folks in this scenario is actually a progression from lying prone to prone on elbows to prone and pressing up. Although it might feel stiff at first, as this motion is repeated, it helps create better mobility by getting rid of that obstruction.”

Reclined spinal twist

Do a few minutes of whole-body movements, such as yoga sun salutations “to create better blood flow and joint lubrication prior to engaging in twists,” suggested Fishman. Then lie on your back and place the soles of your feet a comfortable distance ahead of your hips. Reach your arms out from your shoulders to create a “t” shape with your torso. As you exhale, drop your knees to one side and then inhale your bent legs back through center on your next inhale so you can drop them to the other side as you exhale. Do this a few times, and then let your legs linger on one side for as long as feels appropriate, while taking slow breaths. Switch to the other side. Why it works: “Folks may benefit from general mobility, for which the supine twist feels great,” said Fishman. If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, avoid spinal twists or do them with one-quarter the effort you'd normally exert.

Hamstrings stretch, aided by wall

It's a good idea to warm up your legs for a few minutes before doing this exercise. For example, walk briskly taking long strides, do lunges or yoga sun salutations. Find a doorframe or corner where you can rest the heel of a lifted outstretched leg while lying on your back and keeping your other leg down. Place your bum a few feet from your doorframe or corner. Keep your other leg flat on the ground, or for more comfort, bend it and put the sole of your foot down ahead of its corresponding hip. Look for moderate sensations in the back of your raised leg, five on a scale of one to 10. If you feel too much, move your bum farther from the wall, and move closer if you don't feel enough. You want your leg to be as straight as is comfortable. Hold for at least 30 seconds and up to 10 minutes, taking full slow breaths. If any part of your legs or feet fall asleep, back out of the stretch until the sensations subside and then return. Switch legs. Why it works: If your hamstrings are tight they can cause your pelvis to tip backward, taking your lower spine out of its correct alignment. When your hamstrings are appropriately supple, your pelvis can align properly, creating a gentle natural curve of your lower back in toward your front-side body. Keep in mind that flexible hamstrings aren't universally helpful for lower back pain, especially among people who are very flexible or hypermobile. “For this subset of people, it's actually stability exercises that are beneficial to help decrease forces on their spine … exercises incorporating leg and core strengthening,” said Fishman.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169288" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1696887902971{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169286" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1696887918667{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="169287" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1696887933621{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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