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Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a natural substance found in and around the cartilage of the joints. There are no sources of glucosamine found in foods, but it is available in a large variety of supplements and medications that are given orally, intravenously and as injections into muscles or directly into diseased joints. Supplemental glucosamine helps the body to build and keep healthy cartilage.
Adequate amounts of Glucosamine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Adequate amounts of Glucosamine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:
Excessive intake of Glucosamine may involve the following risks:
Glucosamine: 2-Amino-2-deoxyglucose, a component of many polysaccharides.
Source: Diseases Database
Glucosamine : amino sugar derivative of glucose, substituted at the 2 position, occurring in glycosaminoglycans and a variety of complex polysaccharides such as blood group substances.
Other names for this supplements (Glucosamine) include:
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