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Were you looking for information about Glucosamine? Gloucosamine is a common misspelling of glucosamine.
 
Glucosamine, a compound naturally found in the human body, is important for the production of lipids, certain proteins, and other substances in the body. It is also available in supplementation form (derived from the shells of shrimp, lobsters, and crabs) to help treat arthritis. While initial research on the effectiveness of glucosamine for this use was almost uniformly positive, it is no longer entirely clear if the supplement really does work for arthritis.
 
(Click Glucosamine to find out what side effects may occur with glucosamine, to learn more about the effects of this supplement, and for information on how it works for arthritis treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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