Glucosamine

What is glucosamine?

Glucosamine is a natural health product that has been found to be useful for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It is derived from the shells of crab, shrimp, lobster and other hard shells.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joints wears down over time. Common symptoms are pain, stiffness, and grating in the affected joint. See your doctor if you think you might have osteoarthritis.

How does it work?

Glucosamine is a precursor molecule that is important for maintaining the elasticity, strength, and resiliency of the cartilage of movable joints. Glucosamine also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Does Glucosamine have any side effects?

Glucosamine is very well tolerated. Human studies have reported no significant side effects.

Will it work?

There are many studies that show that glucosamine may be effective for the treatment of the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

How much should be taken?

It is recommended to take glucosamine 500mg three times daily for the treatment of osteoarthritis . Glucosamine should be taken for a minimum of 4 weeks in order to see the beneficial effects.

Can anyone take glucosamine?

Glucosamine should be used with caution in people with asthma, diabetes, and kidney dysfunction. There is a lack of evidence for the safety of glucosamine in children, pregnancy, and lactation.

Ask your pharmacist today if glucosamine supplements are right for you!

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