glucosamine glucosamine  /ɡlu ˈkɑ sə ˌmin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an amino derivative of glucose that is a component of many polysaccharides

Usage(s):

  1. NOT JUST FOR DOGS Finally, a broad look at whether glucosamine and chondroitin--two wildly popular arthritis treatments first used for gimpy dogs and horses--really work on humans.
  2. Shark Cartilage: The next topic is a very sensitive one: glucosamine-chondroitin pills for arthritis.
  3. In the body, glucosamine stimulates production of the building blocks of cartilage, while chondroitin sulfate blocks the action of enzymes that break down old cartilage.

News

  1. New Joint Health Supplement Proven in Clinical Studies to be 2X More Effective than Glucosamine & Chondroitin for ...

    TFX Health, LLC, a leading nutritional health and wellness company, announced earlier this week that TFX Flex™ Joint Health Supplement is now available at GNC.com. TFX Flex™ contains a revolutionary new dietary ingredient that has been shown in clinical studies to be 2X more effective than glucosamine & chondroitin for joint pain relief and for supporting joint health, comfort and flexibility ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Ask The Pharmacist: Joint script for arthritis pain

    Question: I have osteaoarthritis and take ibuprofen and hydrocodone. Glucosamine helps, but even after six months, I'm still stiff and riddled with pain. What else can I do? – D.Y., Sarasota, Florida Answer: You're not alone, 27 million Americans live wit
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  3. Glucosamine Pills Cannot Relieve Pain in Lower Back While Dr Allen’s Device Covers and Treats Painful Area Gradually ...

    Fine Treatment recommends Dr. Allen’s Device that relieves lower back pain within days and is great value for money whereas the recent article in CNN health states ‘glucosamine is not going to help the patient better than the placebo’. (PRWeb June 24, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/sciatica_back_pain_relief/lowerbackpaintreatments/prweb10861858.htm
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "As yet there is no cure for osteoarthritis, but any treatment that can help relieve the suffering will be welcomed," Ms Bishop said. "Glucosamine has been used for around 20 years, and there is reasonable evidence that it can help, at least...
    on Oct 30, 2005 By: Julie Bishop Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "There are also some supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin that could help us prevent (osteoarthritis) from becoming worse," says Dr Sheikh Muszaphar.
    on May 16, 2009 By: Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Source: Malaysia Star

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