Glucosamine

Overview

Glucosamine naturally occurs in the body and is in the fluid portion of the joints.  It maintains tendon, cartilage, and ligament health.


Function

Glucosamine is responsible for cartilage formation, stimulates the production for cells for structural components in the body.  It effectively regulates cartilage metabolism.


Forms Available


Recommended Intake

Glucosamine is available in supplement form; glucosamine sulfate is known to be the most effective form.  It has been administered orally, intravenously, intramuscularly, and in the joints.


Deficiency

Deficiency is caused by aging, sports injuries, and decreased amount in the diet.


Sources in the Diet


Recent Studies and Articles

Coping with anti-inflammatory conditions

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Fish-oil-glucosamine-and-chondroitin-lead-the-way-for-anti-inflammatory-potential-Study


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – http://www.naturemade.com/products/segments/glucosamine
  2. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs
  3. [0] – http://www.livestrong.com/article/331840-what-are-the-causes-of-a-glucosamine-deficiency/