Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

Glucosamine and_Chondroitin w/MSM 90 caps Protocol for Life Balance
Glucosamine and_Chondroitin w/MSM 90 caps
Protocol for Life Balance
Regular price $24.00
MSM w/Glucosamine Sulfate 180 caps Integrative Therapeutics
MSM w/Glucosamine Sulfate 180 caps
Integrative Therapeutics
Regular price $52.50
Glucosamine + Chondroitin 120 caps Vital Nutrients
Glucosamine + Chondroitin 120 caps
Vital Nutrients
Regular price $53.00
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex 120 caps Pioneer
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex 120 caps
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Pioneer
Regular price $39.49 $38.03
Now Foods Glucosamine & Chond. Ex Str 240 tabs
Glucosamine & Chond. Ex Str 240 tabs
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Now
Regular price $77.99 $65.44
Now Foods Glucosamine & Chond. Ex Str 120 tabs
Glucosamine & Chond. Ex Str 120 tabs
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Now
Regular price $45.99 $40.14
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Ex Str 120 tabs Protocol for Life Balance
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Ex Str 120 tabs
Protocol for Life Balance
Regular price $46.00
Glucosamine & Chondroitin w/MSM 180 caps Protocol for Life Balance
Glucosamine & Chondroitin w/MSM 180 caps
Protocol for Life Balance
Regular price $44.00
GC-1000 750 mg 60 caps Progressive Labs
GC-1000 750 mg 60 caps
Progressive Labs
Regular price $27.00
G/C 1000 250 caps Progressive Labs
G/C 1000 250 caps
Progressive Labs
Regular price $82.50
GS-500 240 caps Enzymatic Therapy
GS-500 240 caps
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Enzymatic Therapy
Regular price $52.50 $45.19
GS-500 180 caps Enzymatic Therapy
GS-500 180 caps
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Enzymatic Therapy
Regular price $41.95 $37.02
GS-500 120 caps Enzymatic Therapy
GS-500 120 caps
Enzymatic Therapy
Regular price $28.95
GS-500 & Chondroitin 60 tabs Enzymatic Therapy
GS-500 & Chondroitin 60 tabs
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Enzymatic Therapy
Regular price $38.50 $34.80
MSM w/GS-500 180 caps Enzymatic Therapy
MSM w/GS-500 180 caps
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Enzymatic Therapy
Regular price $52.50 $45.19
Integrative Therapeutics Glucosamine Sulfate-750 120 tabs
Glucosamine Sulfate-750 120 tabs
Integrative Therapeutics
Regular price $29.50

Glucose is the main sugar that is found in the blood. Glucosamine is an amino sugar or monosaccharide which is formed by replacing an atom of oxygen with an atom of nitrogen. It is a simple molecule that is naturally derived from glucose by the body. It is one of the key ingredients in the production of cartilage. There are no natural food sources for glucosamine. As a supplement, it is usually made from the shells of crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters. A substance known as chitin is extracted from the shells for use in dietary supplements. Glucosamine supplements have been found to be very helpful in treating osteoarthritis because it helps rebuild worn away cartilage in the joints. Additionally, athletes often take glucosamine dietary supplements as a way of preventing injury to tendons and muscles as they feel it strengthens both. Furthermore, some people believe that glucosamine makes an effective treatment for tendinitis.

A number of impressive studies have been done that have shown the efficacy of using 500 to 2000 mg daily of glucosamine as a treatment for osteoarthritis and the pain that accompanies it. As cartilage rebuilds, it helps relieve the bone against bone grinding that is so evident with this malady. Daily supplementation can help slow down the progression of osteoarthritis as well as osteochondritis, a term used to refer to degeneration and pain in the knees which is caused by damage to articular cartilage. In fact, results are so positive that some patients are able to treat knee pain entirely with dietary supplementation and forego knee surgery.

Generally speaking, glucosamine supplements have been found safe. One study indicated that people with diabetes might develop high blood sugar levels when taking glucosamine; however, this study was conducted on laboratory animals and not on humans. People who are allergic to shellfish might experience allergic reactions when taking glucosamine; however, there has only been one documented case of this.