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What does glucosamine do

   Glucosamine is an important nutrient for the formation of human cartilage cells and is essential for the synthesis of aminoglycans. In the prevention and treatment of joint diseases, supplementation with exogenous glucosamine can play a beneficial role.
   Studies have found that the amount of glucosamine in the human body is age-dependent. During adolescence, the level of glucosamine in the body tends to rise, which encourages the body to grow taller, and the level of glucosamine in the body reaches its peak around the age of 25. At the age of 30, the level of glucosamine is no longer produced and decreases, and the body tends to feel sore and weak. at the age of 45, the level of glucosamine in the body is about 80% of that in adolescence, and the damaged parts of joint cartilage and synovial membrane are difficult to regenerate and repair. At the age of 60, the amount of glucosamine in the body is minimal, and people often experience weakness in their legs and joint pain, etc. At the age of 70, the glucosamine in the body is almost depleted, and the immunity of the body deteriorates.
   Modern medical research shows that glucosamine can help repair and protect cartilage and stimulate the growth of cartilage cells.
   When taking glucosamine, the following should be noted.
   Occasional reactions such as nausea, vomiting, headache, constipation, rash, itching, elevated blood pressure, and allergy have been seen after taking it, with an incidence of about 10%. Taking it with meals can reduce gastrointestinal discomfort.
   Some of the glucosamine is derived from seafood, so use with caution if you are allergic to seafood. Use with caution in severe hepatic and renal insufficiency. It should be avoided during acute infectious arthritis attacks, as well as during pregnancy and lactation. In addition, current studies have shown that glucosamine may worsen asthma in asthmatics, so glucosamine should also be used with caution in asthmatics.
   The cartilage repair process is slow, and glucosamine needs to be taken continuously for more than 3 months to have an effect. Therefore, it is important not to rush the process while taking the drug. If symptoms do not improve after 2 consecutive courses of treatment, it should be discontinued promptly.

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