What is Glucosamine?
Glucosamine, also often referred to by its chemical name of Glucosamine Sulphate, is a primary amino sugar that is one of the main structural components in shellfish exoskeletons. Moreover, this is a natural substance found in the body. We naturally produce Glucosamine Sulphate from sugar (glucose) and an amino acid, Glutamine. The production and storage of Glucosamine is significantly limited and thus, it is suggested that the intake of Glucosamine is increased in times of intense work, repair or damage to a joint.
Benefits of Glucosamine
The benefits of Glucosamine relate to the health of bones and joints. The combination of glucose sugar and Glutamine prompts the body to produce glycosaminoglycans, a carbohydrate which acts as a base for the repair of damaged tissue. Glucosamine has been shown to aid the production of synovial fluid (the lubricating oil) in the joint, promoting increased fluidity in the range of movement in the joint. This benefits both the general population looking to enhance the health of their bones and joints, and athletes, particularly those who participate in high impact sports.
Our Glucosamine tablets
Our Glucosamine tablets are provided in our statement large torpedo shape. These are fairly large and we advise against purchasing this product if you have trouble swallowing. We offer a range of tablet quantities to tailor to your purchasing needs.
Please be aware that these tablets are not suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Our Glucosamine tablets are also not suitable for those with a shellfish allergy.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
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