Glucosamine Sulfate

is a natural occurring chemical found in the joints of the body. It is found specifically in the fluid around the joints. It helps the cartilage that cushions all the joints in our body. When people suffer from arthritis, the cartilage becomes thinner thereby causing pain and discomfort.

Functions of Glucosamine Sulfate

  • Glucosamine Sulfate is especially useful in relieving joint pains. It is commonly used in the treatment of knee pain in older patients.
  • It can also help improve movement of joint in older people.
  • Glucosamine Sulfate prevents joint pains and joint diseases from getting worse.
  • It can be used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  • In some cases it may be used in the treatment of or glaucoma. Though it is not a common medication used in the treatment of these medical problems.

Sources of Glucosamine Sulfate

While sea shells are a natural source of Glucosamine Sulfate, this compound can also be made in laboratories.

Glucosamine Sulfate  Deficiency

Glucosamine Sulfate helps arthritic patients and relieves joint pain. It can also help joint diseases from escalating. It is the thinning of the cartilage or reduced Glucosamine Sulfate that may cause the joint pains in arthritic patients.

Recommended Dietary Allowance

Glucosamine Sulfate is usually given under medical supervision to prevent or treat arthritic patients.

Depending on the medical condition patients will be prescribed adequate doses of the medicine.

Under normal circumstances, not more than 1500 mg a day is administered while not more than 500 mg is administered at a time. This is the normal dose for patients being administered for arthritis or joint pain and related diseases.

Higher doses may result in other complications and side effects. It is safer to stick to the dosage as recommended by the doctor for each case.

Tips and Warnings

While Glucosamine Sulfate is by and large safe for most people, constant use may result in some discomfort or side effect.

Mild side effects like heartburn, diarrhea and constipation may be experienced and are common. Other side effects like drowsiness, skin reactions, headaches etc may also be experienced.

It may result in increased blood sugar levels and might cause more harm to patients.

People suffering blood sugar disorders should avoid taking large quantities of Glucosamine Sulfate as a result.

People who are allergic to shell fish or sea food may experience problems if they consume Glucosamine Sulfate. That is because Glucosamine is primarily extracted from the shells of lobsters, crabs and shrimps.

However, under medical supervision, people who are allergic to sea food can still consume the medicine because the medicine is not extracted from the meat of the sea food.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then you should avoid the medicine because it may cause harm to the new born baby or fetus as the case may be.

patients should avoid consuming Glucosamine Sulfate because it may cause further breathing problems.

If you have recently undergone surgery or are scheduled for further surgery then it is advisable to avoid Glucosamine Sulfate.