Glucosamine is a compound naturally found within the cartilage of your joints, made from chains of sugars and proteins bound together. It acts as one of the body’s natural shock-absorbents and joint lubricants, allowing you to move around while minimizing joint, bone and muscle pain.
Glucosamine possesses powerful natural anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. As one of the top natural supplements for arthritis, glucosamine is often used in the treatment of age-related bone and joint pain. (1) It is also used to help improve digestion and gut health, mobility, range of motion and general joint health, even in healthy people who have no chronic joint or digestive disorders.
Without glucosamine, everyday movements and tasks would be very difficult and painful. Your body needs glucosamine for the synthesis of certain proteins and fats that form important tissues such as cartilage. This plays an important part in the construction of your joints, tendons and ligaments. In addition, it helps form the fluids that surround the joints to provide lubrication, also known as synovial fluid.
Specification of Glucosamine
White, Free Granules
A: Infrared Absorption
B: Tests for Chloride and Potassium C: Retention time in the Assay
Meets the requirement
Meets the requirement
Corresponds to the reference standard Meets the requirement
Complies Complies Complies Complies
NLT90.0% (10.0%Water Solut.-450nm)
Benefits & Applicaitons of Glucosamine
Glucosamine is a natural compound found in cartilage — the tough tissue that cushions joints.
In supplement form, glucosamine is harvested from shells of shellfish or made in a lab. There are several forms of glucosamine, including glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetyl glucosamine. These supplements are not considered interchangeable.
People use glucosamine sulfate orally to treat a painful condition caused by the inflammation, breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage (osteoarthritis).
Research on glucosamine use for specific conditions shows:
- Osteoarthritis. Oral use of glucosamine sulfate might provide some pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or spine.
- Rheumatoid arthritis. Early research suggests that oral use of glucosamine hydrochloride might reduce pain related to rheumatoid arthritis when compared with placebo, an inactive substance. However, researchers didn't see an improvement in inflammation or the number of painful or swollen joints.
- Improves Joint Health and Osteoarthritis
- Enhances Digestion and Eases Inflammatory Bowel Disorders
- Helps Relieve TMJ Symptoms
- Alleviates Bone Pain