Does Glucosamine Affect Diabetes or Blood Sugar Levels?

Glucosamine is a commonly used ingredient in many dietary supplement products formulated for promoting joint health. If you are considering using a glucosamine supplement, make sure that you read the supplemental facts on the back. In particular, you’ll want to ensure that the product contains glucosamine sulfate as opposed to… Read More

Comparison of Dietary Supplement Users Vs. Non-Users

This particular blog post is titled, “Let them eat cake!” for reasons which I am still not quite sure.  However, the topic of this most recent blog post is a comparison of people who use dietary supplements to those who do not. I recently read an article in the Nutrition Journal which compared usage patterns,… Read More

Effects of Glucosamine Following Knee Injuries

Does Glucosamine Help You Recover Faster from Injuries? Though glucosamine is already a ubiquitous dietary supplement for those who suffer from the pain of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis), many people wonder if it will help them recover faster from knee injuries. To answer this question, let’s a take a look at a… Read More

Are You Taking the Wrong Type of Glucosamine?

Glucosamine Sulfate vs. Hydrochloride? Glucosamine is a ubiquitous and widely studied ingredient in many joint health products. I’ve written previous articles on the different types of glucosamine used in joint health products (sulfate, hydrochloride, and n-acetyl glucosamine). A recent article (Vlad et al, 2007) supports my previous conclusions on the ingredient glucosamine hydrochloride. In this… Read More

Is Glucosamine Safe to Use for Pregnant Women?

Is Glucosamine Safe to Use During Pregnancy? A study published in the Journal of Women’s Health concluded that there is little currently available data to suggest that glucosamine causes risks for adverse fetal effects during pregnancy.  However, the currently available data is very limited.  It would be advisable to avoid the use of glucosamine during… Read More