What is Glucosamine?

Glucosamine is a precursor of the bichemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins. These proteins called glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilage. Glucosamine is available as glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetylglucosamine. We generally recommend buying the glucosamine sulfate form, because then you will also have the benefits of adding sulfur to your diet.

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Combine Glucosamine with Chondroitine and Vitamins

f you are searching for high quality Glucosamine supplement, we also recommend combining it with Chondoitine and consider to choose a multi-component supplement, in order to support collagen synthesis (e.g. vitamin C), immune function (i.e. vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc), cell protection (i.e. vitamin c, selenium, manganese) as well as prevent bone loss (vitamin d and vitamin K).

These multi-component products are always much cheaper than buying glucosamine, chondroitine and relevant vitamins as single ingredient products. MSM is also a very effective donor of sulfur.

Recommended Dosage of Glucosamine

Usually, daily dosages of 1.000 mg to 1.500 mg Glucosamine are recommended. If you add Chondroitine, a dosage of 300 mg to 600 mg per day is often recommended. These dosages are usually tested in various studies and have found to be safe.

Legal classification of Glucosamine

In Australia, Glucosamine is sold as dietary supplement. In Europe, it is approved as medical drug as well as a dietary supplement. In the United States, it is classified as dietary supplement, because of it´s safeness in use.

Advice: If you are suffering from a shellfish allergy, we recommend that you are cautious taking glucosamine, because it is usually generated through hydrosylis of the exoskeleton of crustaceans.


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