Glucosamine is used for symptomatic relief of mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring substance in the human body and necessary for joint fluid and cartilage. Some of the characteristic features of Glucosamine are-

  • Glucosamine slows down the cartilage damage in osteoarthritis patients
  • Symptom-relieving effect with good safety profile in cases of OA
  • Glucosamine is a normal component of glycosaminoglycans in the cartilage matrix and synovial fluid
  • Glucosamine is utilized by the body to create glycosaminoglycans, an enzyme essential for cartilage repair
  • It plays important role in the synthesis of cell membrane lining, collagen, osteoid and bone matrix
  • Glucosamine results in pain relief equivalent to some nonsteroidal antiÔÇÉinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)