Glucosamine Supplement Information
Glucosamine is a dietary supplement often used for arthritis treatment. This product is derived from the shells of shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. Most researchers believe that the supplement works for arthritis by reducing inflammation and stimulating the cells that produce cartilage. However, more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness.
Information about glucosamine should be carefully reviewed before you begin treatment to help ensure your safety. For example, while most people tolerate this supplement well, glucosamine can cause side effects. Some of the commonly reported reactions include heartburn, diarrhea, and constipation.
(For more information, including a more in-depth description of how this supplement works, click Glucosamine.)