MSM – Glucosamine (What is it?)

Glucosamine is a dietary supplement used by millions of people. Current production of glucosamine is derived from shellfish, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Glucosamine, a sugar produced in the body and found in small amounts in foods. Glucosamine is a small molecule. Just remember glucosamine will make you sick if you are allergic to shellfish. Glucosamine sulfate as a dietary supplement comes in many forms, including glucosamine HCL or glucosamine hydrochloride may increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and could decrease the metabolic actions of insulin. Although glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate are bio-chemically classed as carbohydrates (sugars), the body is not able to break them down into glucose, so these compounds do not raise blood sugar by providing an additional source of glucose. However, many factors can affect insulin secretion and blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, and we recommend that individuals with diabetes check their blood glucose levels frequently when initiating glucosamine into their regimen. High dosages of glucosamine may cause gastric problems, nausea , diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn. Glucosamine should be taken with meals to help reduce these problems.

Glucosamine is technically a form of an amino sugar that plays a major role in cartilage formation and repair. Glucosamine stimulates the production of water-binding glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, two essential building blocks of cartilage and also inhibits the production of chondrocytes, enzymes that break down cartilage.
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