Glucosamine HCL - 1kg
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Glucosamine is a major precursor and or building block of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs include hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulphate, keratan sulphate and others. Because chondroitin and keratan are sulphated at key sites, they are also referred to as polysulphated GAGs or PSGAGs.
GAGs and PSGAGs are components in the structural matrix of joints, which involve synovial fluid, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones, blood vessels and capillaries. They are also structural components of membranes in the digestive and respiratory tracts.
Hyaluronic acid and keratan sulphate are major and minor components, respectively, of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is degraded and lost during inflammatory stresses but can be reestablished rapidly with oral glucosamine supplementation. Thus, glucosamine has the ability to decrease pain in articular joints, by replenishing synovial fluid and reducing friction through a repair or rebuilding process rather than inhibiting pain signals.