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  • n. An amino derivative of glucose, C6H13NO5, that is a component of many polysaccharides and is the basic structural unit of chitin.

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  • n. an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of polysaccharides such as chitin; it is marketed as a dietary supplement supposedly to reduce the symptoms of arthritis

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  • n. an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides


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  • OmegaFlex uses a vegetarian form of glucosamine called glucosamine hydrochloride, which is the most bio-available form (ie. the most easily absorbed).

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  • In healthy joints, cartilage acts as a cushion between bones and contains a natural compound called glucosamine that helps in maintenance and repair.

    Knee pain? Glucosamine may get to the joint

  • WEIL: I would recommend -- you know, one thing you might experiment with is glucosamine, which is a supplement widely available that may help rebuild cartilage in your knee.

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  • There's a supplement called glucosamine that some doctors recommend.

    CNN Transcript Aug 25, 2003

  • Improvements in measures of pain, stiffness, difficulty with physical activity and overall symptom severity were recorded following 12 weeks of supplementation with a blend of extracts from three seaweeds, vitamin B6, zinc and manganese, according to findings published in joint health market is dominated by glucosamine, which is extracted from the shell of crabs, lobster and shrimps.

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  • Of the 15 studies he reviewed, there was one clear finding: A particular glucosamine preparation, called glucosamine hydrochloride, doesn't work.

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  • The human body produces an amino acid that is derived from glucose known as glucosamine that stimulates cartilage production and repair by acting as an analeptic.

  • She made an example of a journalist writing about the joint benefits of glucosamine, which is classed as a drug in Denmark.

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  • Glucosamine exists in the form of N-acetyl D-glucosamine, which is an important component of GAG.

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  • "These supplements, namely glucosamine, fish oil and antioxidants, may have a place in consultation with a veterinarian, but there is no proof they will be effective in preventing ailments in a healthy animal."



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