- Vegan Society Certified
DEVA™ Nutrition introduces corn-derived, 100% vegan glucosamine. All ingredients
used in DEVA Glucosamine are plant and mineral-based. Most other glucosamine products on the market today are
produced from animal sources; mainly from the outer skeletons of shellfish, which may cause allergic reactions in those with shellfish allergies, or a
possible worsening of asthma symptoms.1
The body produces glucosamine naturally, and is necessary for normal joint
health. Glucosamine is required by the body to build and maintain healthy tendons, cartilage, and ligaments.2
Osteoarthritis, a chronic disease that effects joints (especially the knees), can cause disability, most often
in the elderly. There is a progressive loss of cartilage, along with bone deposits within the joint,
which leads to stiffness and pain.3
The GAIT Trial (Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial),
conducted by the National Institutes of Health, concluded that glucosamine may prevent the development
of osteoarthritis or slow down its progression, and may help decrease joint pain.4 Medical treatment,
which includes the use of dietary supplements such as glucosamine, may be as beneficial as arthroscopic
surgery and physical therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, according to another study.5
Studies are also being conducted to explore the use of glucosamine in the treatment of inflammatory bowel
The use of DEVA Glucosamine as a dietary supplement is safe; adverse effects are
uncommon, and there are no reported significant drug interactions. However, people who take medications for
diabetes, or blood thinners such as Coumadin, need to be cautious when taking glucosamine8; and women
who are pregnant or nursing should not take glucosamine9.
Our Vegan Glucosamine is perfect for senior citizens, weekend athletes, or anyone
seeking additional nutritional support for cartilage and joints. DEVA Glucosamine is perfect for vegans,
vegetarians or people with shellfish allergies who would also like to benefit from glucosamine.
In order to provide peace-of-mind to our consumers, our products have been
certified as 100% Vegan by the non-profit Vegan Society. This non-profit organization, which first coined the
phrase "vegan," has a strict and detailed process for registering vegan products.
Glucosamine HCL vs Glucosamine Sulphate:
Serving Size: 3 tablets
Servings per Container: 30
||% Daily Value
*Daily value not established.
Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose, Stearic Acid,
Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate,
Hydroxyproylmethylcellulose, Silicon Dioxide (All of
the ingredients are from plant / mineral sources),
Stability: Glucosamine and glucosamine sulphate degrade easily, especially if damp. To try to overcome this manufacturers add either sodium or potassium chloride,
in addition to the sulphate. This means that over two fifths (40%) of its weight may be made up of additives.
To prevent further destruction, vitamin C can be added as a preservative and calcium carbonate as a desiccant.
Some glucosamine sulphate preparations claim to be salt free when in fact they are actually SODIUM free. They
still contain up to 25% potassium chloride. If they did not, they would degrade rapidly into a black mush. On
the other hand glucosamine hydrochloride is naturally stable and requires no added salt or other
Purity: Pure glucosamine sulphate can have as little as 59% 'active' glucosamine because of the chemically added
sulphate and salt, whilst pure Glucosamine hydrochloride has up to 88%. DEVA Vegan Glucosamine
hydrochloride mg for mg, can contain up to a third more active glucosamine.
Where does glucosamine come from? Glucosamine sulphate is manufactured from
glucosamine hydrochloride. Glucosamine hydrochloride can be obtained from any source of cartilage, commonly beef,
chicken, pig, shark, clams, shrimp or even whale. Chondroitin can also obtained from these sources, and
there are no plant altematives. DEVA Nutrition has specifically chosen an alternative source : corn,
thus making its glucosamine 100% animal-free.
Why choose DEVA's Glucosamine hydrochloride? Glucosamine is
readily absorbed by the body and into cartilage. Glucosamine sulphate is converted by stomach acid into
the hydrochloride before absorption. Scientific research has shown that glucosamine hydrochloride is used by
cartilage. A true mg to mg comparison shows that the hydrochloride provides more glucosamine than the
sulphate salt and this may be the reason why some people prefer to choose glucosamine hydrochloride.
For adults, take one (1)
tablet two-three times daily, preferably with a meal, or as directed by a doctor.
Free of GMOs, yeast,
wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar, salt, starch, preservatives; animal products, byproducts or derivatives.
Always consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement.
statements regarding dietary supplements on our website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1- Dahmer S et al. Glucosamine. Am Fam
Physician. 2008 Aug 15;78(4):471-6. PMID: 18756654
2-Skidmore-Roth L. Mosby's
Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements. 3rd ed. Mosby, Inc. St.
Louis, MO. 2006:506.
3-Huskisson EC. Glucosamine
and chondroitin for osteoarthritis. J Int Med Res. 2008
Nov-Dec;36(6):1161-79. PMID: 19094424
4-Sawitzke AD et al. The
effect of glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate on the progression of knee
osteoarthritis: a report from the glucosamine/chondroitin arthritis intervention
trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Oct;58(10):3183-91. PMID: 18821708
5-Kirkley A et al. A
randomized trial of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee. N
Engl J Med. 2008 Sep 11;359(11):1097-107. PMID: 18784099
6-Yomogida S et al.
Glucosamine suppresses interleukin-8 production and ICAM-1 expression byTNF-alpha-stimulated
human colonic epithelial HT-29 cells. Int J Mol Med. 2008
Aug;22(2):205-11. PMID: 18636175
7-Skidmore-Roth L. Mosby's
Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements:504.
8-Dahmer S et al. Glucosamine.
9-Skidmore-Roth L. Mosby's
Handbook of Herbs & Natural Supplements:506.