Swisse Ultiboost Glucosamine + is a formula to help support joint health and provide symptomatic relief of arthritis. ?Swisse Ultiboost Glucosamine + contains glucosamine sulphate which has been proven in clinical trials to be more effective than other forms.? Glucosamine maintains joint mobility and flexibility and plays an important role in the production of collagen, the natural cushion found in cartilage.? Glucosamine can also help reduce joint inflammation and swelling in those suffering from arthritis. ?The primary physiological effect of glucosamine sulphate on joints is its ability to stimulate the manufacture of glycosamino-glycans (an important component of connective tissue). Glucosamine sulphate also promotes the incorporation of sulphur into cartilage. Sulphur supports and protects joints by providing a structural function. It appears that as some people age, they lose the ability to manufacture sufficient levels of glucosamine.? The result is that cartilage loses its gel-like nature and its ability to act as a shock absorber.Glucosamine sulphate maintains a very good safety record, it is a natural alternative to aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and when taken concurrently with NSAIDs can help reduce the need and dosage of these drugs.? While NSAIDs assist in the relief of pain they also have some unpleasant side effects.? One side effect of aspirin and other NSAIDs is their inhibition of cartilage repair and acceleration of cartilage destruction.? Since osteoarthritis is caused by a degeneration of cartilage, NSAIDs possibly worsen the condition while suppressing the symptoms.Swisse Ultiboost Glucosamine + also contains ginger which has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to ease pain and increase the flow of blood to joints.