Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is found in the 'extra cellular matrix' (background material) of cartilage and is thought to promote its formation and repair.


Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate

Dr Karen Hambly talks about two popular nutritional supplements and their effects on joint cartilage.



Is there any scientific evidence for the use of glucosamine in the management of human osteoarthritis? Henrotin Y, Mobasheri A and Marty M. Arthritis Res Ther. 2012; 14(1): 201.

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