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Glucosamine is a dietary supplement commonly used for treating arthritis. It appears to work by decreasing inflammation, reducing the production of certain compounds that degrade cartilage, and stimulating chondrocytes (the cells that make and maintain cartilage). While most studies show that glucosamine does not cause any more side effects than a placebo, potential side effects include nausea, constipation, and heartburn.
- Decreasing inflammation
- Stimulating chondrocytes, the cells that make and maintain cartilage
- Decreasing the production of certain compounds that degrade cartilage.