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Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is a building block for the polymeric connective tissue constituents known as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) (also called mucopolysaccharides), and mucoproteins.

Uses & Clinical Applications
Clinical Applications for Arthritis
How Does It Work?
Side Effects

Uses & Clinical Applications

Clinical Applications for Arthritis


How Does It Work?

Endogenous synthesis declines with age; and chronic ailments, such as osteoarthritis, can arise from the deficit in glucosamine manufacture.



Side Effects - Glucosamine Sulfate

Gluocosamine side effects are minimal.


Medical Studies on Glucosamine

  1. Delafuente JC, Glucosamine in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2000 Feb;26(1):1-11, vii.
  2. Deal CL and Moskowitz RW, Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents in osteoarthritis. The role of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and collagen hydrolysate. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 1999 May;25(2):379-95.
  3. Bassleer C, et al, Stimulation of proteoglycan production by glucosamine sulfate in chondrocytes isolated from human osteoarthritic articular cartilage in vitro. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 1998 Nov;6(6):427-34.
  4. Qiu GX, et al, Efficacy and safety of glucosamine sulfate versus ibuprofen in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Arzneimittelforschung 1998 May;48(5):469-74.
  5. Da Camara CC and Dowless GV, Glucosamine sulfate for osteoarthritis. Ann Pharmacother 1998 May;32(5):580-7.
  6. Gottlieb MS, Conservative management of spinal osteoarthritis with glucosamine sulfate and chiropractic treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1997 Jul-Aug;20(6):400-14.
  7. D'Ambrosio E, et al, Glucosamine sulphate: a controlled clinical investigation in arthrosis. Pharmatherapeutica 1981;2(8):504-8.
  8. Murray M, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1996.

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