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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 Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Glucosamine

Adequate amounts of Glucosamine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Glucosamine

Adequate amounts of Glucosamine are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Glucosamine

Excessive intake of Glucosamine may involve the following risks:

  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Fluctuating insulin levels
  • Use should be medically monitored in people with diabetes
  • Not for use in children
  • Not for use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible serious interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Glucosamine

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.
Source: CRISP

Glucosamine: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Glucosamine) include:

  • Glucosamine sulfate

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