Were you looking for information about Glucosamine? Clucosamine is a common misspelling of glucosamine.
Glucosamine, a dietary supplement, is often used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It usually comes in one of three forms (glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, or N-acetyl glucosamine) and is derived from the shells of crabs, shrimp, and lobsters. Some researchers believe that the supplement can help decrease inflammation and reduce the production of the compounds that degrade cartilage, but it is currently not clear whether glucosamine actually does work for arthritis. Potential side effects include diarrhea, heartburn, and constipation.
(Click Glucosamine to learn more about the effects of glucosamine and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before using the supplement. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)