My suspicions were aroused when by the box ad at the bottom of the page, just above the article citations, telling how to order this new product with special limited time 48-hour "significant discount". Implying that my local drug store may not be able to stock the product in the foreseeable future because of the high demand. But with the special code, if I call after 8:00 AM (date not specified) I am guaranteed my order will be delivered directly to my home.
I googled for Trigosamine and found the company's website and pages of hits. Most of these hits seemed to be drug sales sites offing the product. Eight pages into the google hits I found this short article, Is Trigosamine® Really an Effective Drug for Joint Care? About the only none sales related hit I found. I then looked for FASEB J and found the Journals website. No articles on Trigosamine® or on Hyaluronate-13 published in 2004.
The one scientific sounding reference in the company's literature is bogus. Assume the other information if not wrong is misleading.
The Glucosamine Sulfate is known to help degenerating joints so maybe the product will help some people. But eating a joint lubricant, hyaluronate, isn't going to lubricant my joints any more than eating steaks, bovine muscle, is going to add more muscles to my abs.
While writing this blog I attempted to link to the article in the Auburn Journal but their search engine didn't find their own article. Hmmm??? Going back to the newspaper clipping I see in a smaller type along the top of the page that the "article" is a paid advertisement run by Universal Media Syndicate, Inc. for the product manufacturer. To quote Universal Media Syndicate's website, "Media buying is not just what we do, it's who we are".
Dr. Joseph Dietz, PhD works for the manufacturer. The other scientist quoted in the article, Dr. Philip Howren, is a medical consultant to the manufacturer, PatentHEALTH.
I will NOT include the URL for the product here because I do not want to endorse it or add search-engine-credibility to the company.