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Glucosamine is an important component of cartilage.

Cartilage makes glucosamine supplementation ideal to help support healthy joint structure and joint comfort.

What is glucosamine?

Glucosamine provides joint cushioning. It can be sourced from shellfish shells and synthesized in laboratories. 

It comes in various types, such as: 

  • Glucosamine sulfate
  • Glucosamine hydrochloride
  • N-acetyl glucosamine

Of which three compounds are not considered the same and are used differently.

Orally taken, glucosamine sulfate is commonly used to manage the discomfort of osteoarthritis, a condition marked by inflammation, degradation, and loss of cartilage.

Glucosamine chondroitin 

Regular use of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements is linked to a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular death and overall mortality. 

This was revealed in a study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.