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Were you looking for information about Glucosamine? Gluecosamine is a common misspelling of glucosamine.
 
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring amino sugar that is important for the production of certain proteins, lipids, and other substances in the human body. It is available as a dietary supplement and is derived from the shells of shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. Although early research showed that glucosamine was effective for treating arthritis, later studies have shown conflicting results. At this point, it is not entirely clear if the supplement really does work for arthritis.
 
(Click Glucosamine for more information on the effectiveness of glucosamine, to find out how it works for arthritis, and to learn about possible side effects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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