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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An amino derivative of glucose, C6H13NO5, in which an amino group replaces a hydroxyl group. It is a component of many polysaccharides and the basic structural unit of chitin, and is used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement alone or in combination with chondroitin for treatment of joint pain in arthritis.

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  • noun biochemistry 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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  • noun 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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