Glucosamine Powder Bulk By The Ounce
Scientific Name: 2-Amino-2-deoxyglucose
Common Names: Glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl glucosamine, chitosamine
Common Uses: Repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), chronic venous insufficiency, and skin conditions, although further evidence is needed.
*Warnings: Drowsiness, headache, insomnia, and mild and temporary digestive complaints such as abdominal pain, poor appetite, nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting. In rare human cases, the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been linked with temporarily elevated blood pressure and heart rate, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, may worsen blood sugar, insulin, and/or hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures how well blood sugar has been controlled during the previous three months) levels in people with diabetes or insulin resistance. The safety of glucosamine in pregnant or nursing women isn't known.
Origin: Glucosamine, although found naturally in the body can be man made and obtained from natural sources as a supplement. Naturally it is found in sea creatures such as exoskeletons or crab shells, lobsters, and other shell fish which live on the sea bed.