Glucosamine HCI is a hydrochlorate form of Glucosamine, and plays a key role in stimulating the body to manufacture “proteoglycans” which maintain fluid in the cartilage. Cartilage is a rubbery pliable pad that line joints and acts as protective shock absorbers, so that we avoid bone-on bone contact.
Cartilage is made up of living tissue that is continually broken down and replaced, however, injury, stress on joints, and the aging process itself, can harm cartilage tissue. Glucosamine helps prevent arthritic symptoms and relieves the pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, It is involved in the formation of the nails, tendons, skin, eyes, bones, ligaments and heart valves.
What it is
The hydrochlorate form of Glucosamine is used in the treatment of gastric ulcers, to cure the torn cartilages and to control the growth of cells. This form of Glucosamine is used extensively in the manufacture of antibiotics, against drugs of the cancer and cosmetics. It is prepared synthetic or derived from exoskeletons of marine creatures.
The hydrochlorate form of Glucosamine is preferred to the form of Glucosamine sulphate because it is more effective and less expensive.
What it does
Oral glucosamine is commonly used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Supplemental glucosamine may help to rebuild cartilage and treat arthritis. Its use as a therapy for osteoarthritis appears safe, but there is conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found glucosamine sulfate is no better than placebo in reducing the symptoms or progression of hip osteoarthritis.
- Stimulate the production and regeneration of cartilage
- Maintain healthy joints and reduce cartilage wear
- Provide lubrication and nutrition to the joints
Various factors can affect the ideal glucosamine dosage, however during glucosamine studies, test persons will normally receive 1,500 mg of glucosamine a day.