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What is glucosamine?

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Glucosamine is a natural chemical compound in your body. But it also comes in the form of a supplement. There are two main types: hydrochloride and sulfate.

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.)"


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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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