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Glucosamine in a few words

Glucosamine is an amino sugar which occurs in cartilage, connective tissue and in synovial fluid. It has a crucial role in the build-up of cartilage, and is used as a dietary supplement in the treatment of damaged joints, osteoarthritis in particular.
As we age the production of glucosamine in our body decreases. This increases the risk of developing joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. Glucosamine may possibly reduce the symptoms and slow the breakdown of cartilage.


Glucosamine protects knee cartilage

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, two common ingredients in dietary supplements for healthy joints, have a protective effect on the progression of knee osteoarthritis. This health…

Glucosamine effective for knee pain

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are as effective as anti-inflammatory analgesics (NSAIDs), in alleviating pain and stiffness of the joints without the dangerous side effects. This…