Glucosamine (Joint Support)

Glucosamine sulfate is a small and simple molecular building block used to support mobility and flexibility in joints.* The body absorbs glucosamine sulfate quickly and efficiently when ingested. It is found in seashells and supplement form.

1. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?

According to convincing research, glucosamine sulfate may take a part in supporting lubrication and supporting sulfate uptake in particular cartilage.* By stimulating production of additional synovial fluid, studies show that glucosamine sulfate helps keep joints in the body rolling smoothly.* Recent studies have found that as a readily absorbed building block for cartilage.*

2. Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?

Athletes and bodybuilders can greatly benefit from supplementing glucosamine sulfate. In fact, nearly everybody who trains with weights may have a tendency to overuse certain joints, and consequently, glucosamine can help to cushion and lubricate joints.* A deficiency has not been found to occur in humans.

3. How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?

Most studies show that supplementing a balanced diet with about 500 mg three times a day is very effective. There have been no reported cases of toxicity associated with proper dosages of glucosamine sulfate.

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