Product No. P0716

  • 2-Amino-2-deoxy-ß-D-Glucan-Hydrochloride 
  • Natural shrimp or crab shell

Glucosamine (D) HCL is a white to off-white crystalline powder sourced from natural shrimp or crab shell. 

Glucosamine is an amino sugar which is found naturally in the human body and in shellfish. It is present in high concentrations in joint and cartilage tissue. Several studies suggest that glucosamine supplementation can reduce the pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis. It may also help to accelerate the rate of tissue rehabilitation after injury.

Glucosamine is a popular supplement for joint health. It has traditionally been extracted form shells of crustaceans such as crab and shrimp. It mainly comes in two forms Glucosamine HCl and Glucosamine sulfate. Glucosamine HCl is a glucosamine molecule bound to hydrochloric acid and it is the most straightforward form of glucosamine supplementation. Glucosamine sulfate supplementation on the other hand apparently results in higher blood and tissue glucosamine concentration and therefore tends to have a better result. The sulfate group may contribute to the effect however this has not yet been substantiated.

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