FOOD SUPPLEMENTS: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY
(c) Copyright 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 by George M Lucich
P.O. Box 424, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE 500 mg 2 or ? a day
Aids injured or overworked joints and may be of value in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Panacea for knee joints of elderly bicycle riders. A few weeks or months may be required to show improvement. Value of other forms of glucosamine such as N-acetyl- (NAG) and -hydrochloride (HCL) have not been shown in any tests. NAG is quickly digested by intestinal
bacteria and HCL is not a nutrient that is utilized by the connective tissue. Sulfur is an essential nutrient for joint tissue. The absorption rate for chondroitin sulfate is not over 8 percent due to the large size of the molecule while up to 98 percent of the glucosamine sulfate is absorbed. The sulfur from glucosamine sulfate is used by cartilage and other joint structures where it stimulates the production of chondroitin sulfate. (27)
"Trials of glucosamine and chondroitin preparations for osteoarthritis symptoms demonstrate moderate to large effects, but quality issues and likely publication bias suggests that
For personal use only. Not for sale or hire. Permission to make copies by you for you and your friends is hereby granted. If you find this site to be of value a donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. You are advised to consult a knowledgeable physician before using any of the nutrients listed herein. See note 10 for information on obtaining a list of this rare breed of medical doctors.