Procosa®

USANA’s Procosa supplement helps maintain and protect joint health with a unique blend of vegetarian glucosamine, vitamin C, and Meriva bioavailable curcumin.

The Benefits of Procosa

Your joints connect your bones together, with most of them acting as “pivot points” that allow you to move and bend and help absorb impact sustained during daily activity. Wehn Joints are healthy, they allow the bones to move together comfortably. However, in some individuals, the cartilage breaks down and becomes thin, resulting in more joint friction, discomfort, and stiffness.

In addition to a healthy diet and maintaining moderate physical activity, the unique blend of vegetarian glucosamin, vitamin C, Meriva bioavailable curcumin, and other nutrients in Procosa can help support optimal joint health and function so you can maintain an active, independent lifestyle.

The Science of Procosa

Between the bones is a narrow space-the joing cavity. Whithin the joint cavity, your bones are capped with cartilage, which helps reduce friction during movement. Cartilage gets its lubrication and nutrients from synovial fluid, which also acts like a shock absorber. If synovial fluid and cartilage deteriorate, the spacing between the bones narrows, and eventually the bones will rub together. Research has shown that joint space may be better maintained in those who take glucosamine.

Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is believed to play a role in regulating cartilage formation by encouraging production of collagen and by acting as a building block for proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are essential for healthy cartilage because they bind the water that lubricates and cushions the joint. Glucosamine is well-absorbed and effectively distributed into tissues, including articular cartilage.

Glucosamine also stimulates production of hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for the lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid reduces friction between the articular cartilage of synovial joints- wrists, knees, elboews, shoulders,hips-during movement. The recommended daily dose of procosa delivers 225 mg per daily dose.

Joint stability comes from ligaments that connect bones to each other and tendons that connect muscles to bone. One of the main structural proteins needed to maintain the integrity and strength of your ligaments and tendons is collagen. Collagen synthesis depends on the presence of vitamin C, which is why Procosa delivers 225 mg per daily dose.

Meriva bioavailable curcumin, a critical component of the Procosa formula, is an innovative phytosome that helps maintain joint health. Curcumin helps protect chondrocytes(joint cells) and provides antioxidant activity. Traditionally, curcumin, which is derived from turmeric, has very poor bioavailability and is not absorbed efficiently. Meriva enhances the absorption of Procosa by combining curcumin with a phospholipid, by helping it pass through cell walls more easily, making it nearly 30 times more bioavailable than traditional curcumin preparations.

The USANA Difference

Procosa was created using a unique combination of high-quality glucosamine hydrochlpride with potassium and magnesium sulfates to provide the same benefits of glucosamine sulfate without using shellfish or other animal-based ingredients. Not only is it one of the few vegetarian formulas available on the market, the addition of vitamin C and Meriva bioavailable curcumin makes Procosa a unique, comprehensive approach to joint health.

Recommended Use: helps to maintain healthy cartilage. helps to maintain joint health.
Recommended Adult Dose: take three (3) tablets daily, preferably with meals.
duration of use: : use for a minimum of four (4) weeks to see beneficial effects.
Each tablet contains: Medicinal Ingredients

    incelligence™ joint-suport complex [glucosamine hydrochloride (from ferment aspergillus niger chitin) 500 mg, meriva® bioavailable curcumin complex* 82.5 mg containing curcumin 14.85 mg] 582.5 mg
    vitamin c (calcium ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate) 75 mg
    manganese (gluconate) 1.67 mg
    potassium (sulfate) 31.43 mg
    magnesium (sulfate) 14.5 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, croscarmellose sodium, dextrin, calcium silicate, dextrose, soy lecithin, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, sodium citrate.

keep out of reach of children. consult yur physician prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. consult your physician prior to use if you have a liver disorder, gallstones, or bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers, excess stomach acid, or if you are taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners. consult your physician if you are taking a prescription drug or have a medical condition, or if symptoms worsen.

there is a safety seal under the cap. do not use if the safety seal is broken or missing. store below 25 °C.
laboratory tested. quality guaranteed. meets usp specifications for potency, uniformity, and disintegration where applicable.
meriva® is a trademark of indena s.p.a.
usana health sciences, inc. salt lake city, 84120 usa
distributed by: usana canada company, 80 innovation drive, woodbridge, ontario l4h ot2
made in usa

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