glucosamine

noun
glu·​cos·​amine | \glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə-\

Definition of glucosamine 

: an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (such as chitin and cartilage)

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Numerous people have suggested the supplement glucosamine. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: Continual injury issues can leave you running on empty," 10 Apr. 2018 Rita refused to take glucosamine, a vitamin that Patterson tried to give her for arthritis. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Cannabis for dogs? A look behind the CBD pet treat trend," 20 Mar. 2018 Marcie was on a glucosamine supplement, but had no history of arthritis, or being given pain medication. Dawn Filos, Philly.com, "Medical Mystery: Why was German shepherd limping?," 29 Jan. 2018 Some people use supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin (often together) or fish oil for joint pain. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "When arthritis meds don’t work, there are alternatives. But avoid some," 29 Apr. 2017 Among American adults, probiotics ranked as the third most commonly used dietary supplement behind fish oil, and glucosamine and chondroitin, according to a 2015 National Health Statistics Report. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand?," 13 July 2017 Nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin may help as well. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee.com, "Puzzle toys enhance play and put pets’ brains in gear," 26 May 2017 The products include biological molecules such as coenzyme Q10, creatine, glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, gingko, kava, milk thistle and many more. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "71% of Americans take dietary supplements, but do we need to?," 5 May 2017 So far, studies have shown that glucosamine and chondroitin are no more effective than a placebo. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "When arthritis meds don’t work, there are alternatives. But avoid some," 29 Apr. 2017

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glucosamine

noun
glu·​cos·​amine | \glü-ˈkō-sə-ˌmēn, -zə- \

Medical Definition of glucosamine 

: an amino derivative C6H13NO5 of glucose that occurs especially as a constituent of various polysaccharides that are components of structural substances (as cartilage and chitin)

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