Description of Glucosamine 1000, Value Size, 180 Veg Capsules, NOW Foods
Glucosamine is an amino sugar derived from the chitrin of shellfish. Glucosamine is utilized by the body to support healthy joint structures.
Glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) is considered to be as stable and as effective as other glucosamine compounds.
NOW Foods glucosamine "1000" contains the highest grade glucosamine at a significantly lower cost than glucosamine sulfate.
Glucosamine Hydrochloride FQA:
What is glucosamine?
Glucosamine is composed of glucose and glutamine (an amino acid). It is utilized by chondrocytes to form glycosaminoglycans (GSG¡¯s) and proteoglycans. Both of these constituents attract and bind water into cartilage, increasing resiliency.
How is glucosamine manufactured?
Glucosamine is supplied mostly by China. The shells of shrimp and crabs have their proteins and minerals removed producing Chitin or poly N-acetylglucosamine. Manufacturers use acid with a depolymerizing and deacetylating process to produce glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine sulfate.
What is the source of your Chondroitin, and is it BSE free?
NOW Chondroitin is derived from bovine tracheal tissue. The cattle are raised in China. As with all of our raw materi
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