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Can you get glucosamine naturally from foods?

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Although glucosamine sulfate supplements are often manufactured from the shells of shellfish, there aren't any natural food sources of glucosamine.

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed.  , second edition, 2004.  Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Glucosamine." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Backgrounder: Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT.)"


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 17, 2018

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed.  , second edition, 2004.  Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Glucosamine." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Backgrounder: Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT.)"


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 17, 2018

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