Hi everyone and welcome to another addition of ask the ND, I am Dr. Jeremy Wolf. I have been getting a lot of questions about supplements that can help alleviate the pains associated with arthritis, so today I wanted to spend
some time talking to you about Glucosamine. Glucosamine occurs naturally in shellfish,
fungi and bone marrow. In humans it’s found in high concentration in our joints. Glucosamine is commonly used for a form of arthritis known as Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease. This is form of arthritis where the cartilage around the join begins to breakdown. This
causes one bone to rub against another bone. It creates a lot of pain, inflammation, and
swelling. So what does Glucosamine do, here’s the rundown. Glucosamine plays a key role in building cartilage, this is the tissue that cushions our joints. The main purpose of Glucosamine is to create what are known as glycosaminoglycans which the joints need to stay healthy and repair cartilage. Study have found that Glucosamine is useful treating and slowing the progression of osteoarthritis. Many people who take Glucosamine experience a reduction in inflammation, joint pain and stiffness, while also experiencing improved joint function. There are multiple forms of Glucosamine such as glucosamine hydrochloride, sulfate and N-Acetyl glucosmaine. Most of the research has been done on the glucosamine sulfate form, so you will want to make sure that’s what your label says. Glucosamine sulfate is harvested mostly from shellfish. If you have a shellfish allergy you want to make
sure you avoid the product or look for another form. I recommend a dosage 500 mg taken three times a day or 1500 mg taken once. Thank you for watching another addition of ask the ND. From all of us here at LuckyVitamin, spread the wellness.