what is this otc-glucosamine good for, and what is the side effect on this drug, and how much mg is good to use.
Since glucosamine is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilage, supplemental glucosamine may help to prevent cartilage degeneration and treat arthritis. Its use as a therapy for osteoarthritis appears safe, but there is conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness.-
Adverse effects, which are usually mild and infrequent, include stomach upset, constipation, diarrhea, headache and rash.-
- Glucosamine Information for Consumers
- Glucosamine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Glucosamine (detailed)
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