Glucosamine is a substance that the body produces naturally from glucose and amino acids. Derived from shellfish, this is a concentrated form of Glucosamine that, weight-for-weight, supplies 40% more Glucosamine than Glucosamine Sulphate Potassium.
As we age, the amount Glucosamine our body can produce decreases. Research shows supplementing a healthy diet with Glucosamine may help ease achy joints and stiffness. This is because it is used by the body to produce chemicals involved in building cartilage, tendons, ligaments and joint fluid. Glucosamine Hydrochloride can be used for knee and back pain as well as osteoarthritis and glaucoma.
As a dietary supplement, take 1000 mg (a rounded 1/4 tsp) up to three times daily, or as directed by a physician. Women who are pregnant or nursing should first discuss supplementation with a health care professional.