Glucosamine is an amino sugar and plays a key role in the synthesis of Glycosylated proteins and lipids. It is naturally occurring in the human body and in shellfish. Primarily found in most body tissues, with the largest concentrations being in the joint and cartilage. It is one of the most abundant monosaccharides and is commercially produced by hydrolysis of crustacean exoskeletons or by fermentation of grains such as corn or wheat. Glucosamine is suggested to assist in the reduction in which rate of collagen (joint tissue) degrades. Athletes that have taken 3 grams of Glucosamine have shown also to reduce the rate of joint tissue degradation when participating in high impact sports such as running.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1000 mg (~1/3 tsp) mixed with 8 - 16 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken 1 - 2 times daily, preferably between meals or as directed by a qualified health professional.
May contain Shellfish. This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal zipper immediately after use to preserve freshness.
Statements & Warnings
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.
I bought this for my 70 year-old mother. Her friends recommended glucosamine HCL as she has chronic foot and knee issues that affect her mobility. They recommended she hit a chain drugstore where they have a buy one bottle of pills get another free deal. I bought her 1/2 kilo of the powder for the same price as one bottle of the pills.
She also has digestive issues and it is harder for the body to break down pills that it is to digest a powder. After 4-5 days she is obviously more mobile and upbeat.
If 1/4 tsp is 1000mg and I just bought her 500g it should last a year and a half at 1g per day. I told her to try 1g before bed and another with a glass of water late morning.
I am very satisfied with this product (and with the other 8 hard rhino powders I consume daily myself). If you know what you want to take, this is as fine a way to do it as I have found.