Glucosamine can be found in three forms, as glucosamine hydrocholride (HCl), as glucosamine sulfate, and as N-acetyl-glucosamine. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that can be found naturally in the body but that can be taken as a supplement; it can be derived from marine exoskeletons. Glucosamine is needed for the synthesis of glycolipids, glycoproteins, and glycosaminoglycans, all of which are found in the tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessles, the eyes, the heart valves, and more. Glucosamine also motivates the metabolism of chondrocytes, which can be found in the tissues and cartilage. Heparin (involved in blood clotting) is largely made up of glucosamine. Glucosamine is involved in the maintenance, structure, and function of cartilage in the joints. There is also evidence anti-inflammatory abilities. It is important to maintain glucosamine levels as we age.

Glucosamine should not be combined with acetaminophen, anticoagulant, or antidiabetic drugs due to negative reactions and decreased effectiveness of the drugs. If a diabetic uses a glucosamine supplement, it is important that their blood glucose levels be closely monitored.

Glucosamine may cause mild adverse effects such as nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, drowsiness, skin irritations, headache and constipation. Elevated blood glucose levels have been reported by some people with diabetes.

Products containing Glucosamine

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Arthx Relief 30% off retail $24.50 Rainbow Light
Arthx Relief 60 Tablets
Best Glucosamine Sulfate 750mg 50% off retail $9.97 Doctor's Best
Best Glucosamine Sulfate 750mg 180 Capsules
180 Servings
Cartilage Companion + $25.65 Physiologics
Cartilage Companion + 60 Softgels
60 Servings
Celadrin Complex with Glucosamine 50% off retail $13.59 Doctor's Best
Celadrin Complex with Glucosamine 90 Tablets
90 Servings
Flexmend 51% off retail $10.77 Futurebiotics
Flexmend 90 Tablets
22 Servings
FYI® Ultra 23% off retail $41.41 Garden of Life
FYI® Ultra 120 VegiCaps
30 Servings
Gluco-Pro 900 24% off retail $19.21 Thompson
Gluco-Pro 900 120 Tablets
40 Servings
Glucosamine 31% off retail $23.65 $1.00 Shipping Fee Liquid Health Products
Glucosamine 32 Ounces
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex w/ MSM 52% off retail $22.20 Source Naturals
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex w/ MSM 120 Tablets
40 Servings
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM 52% off retail $6.21 Source Naturals
Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex with MSM 30 Tablets
10 Servings
Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM 44% off retail $26.49 Doctor's Best
Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM 240 Capsules
Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM 50% off retail $46.03 Source Naturals
Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM 240 Tablets
80 Servings
Glucosamine Chondroitin™ Extra Strength 52% off retail $6.67 Source Naturals
Glucosamine Chondroitin™ Extra Strength 30 Tablets
15 Servings
Glucosamine/Gymnema 38% off retail $5.55 Nature's Answer
Glucosamine/Gymnema 50 Capsules
25 Servings
Hip Health with Glucosamine 5% off retail $23.08 PetMax Naturals
Hip Health with Glucosamine 6 Ounces
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