Glucosamine

Description : Glucosamine is an amino sugar and a prominent precursor in the biochemical synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids. Glucosamine is part of the structure of the polysaccharides chitosan and chitin, which compose the exoskeletons of crustaceans and other arthropods, as well as the cell walls of fungi and many higher organisms. Glucosamine is one of the most abundant monosaccharides. It is produced commercially by the hydrolysis of crustacean exoskeletons or, less commonly, by fermentation of a grain such as corn or wheat. Glucosamine appears to be safe for use as a dietary supplement; effectiveness has not been established for any condition. In the US it is one of the most common non-vitamin, non-mineral, dietary supplements used by adults.

Medicinal Uses : Oral glucosamine is a dietary supplement and is not a pharmaceutical drug. It is illegal in the US to market any dietary supplement as a treatment for any disease or condition. Glucosamine is marketed to support the structure and function of joints, and the marketing is targeted to people suffering from osteoarthritis. Commonly sold forms of glucosamine are glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, and N-acetylglucosamine. Of the three commonly available forms of glucosamine, only glucosamine sulfate is given a “likely effective” rating for treating osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is often sold in combination with other supplements such as chondroitin sulfate and methylsulfonylmethane.

Glucosamine, along with commonly used chondroitin, should not be used to treat patients who have symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee, as evidence shows that these treatments fail to provide relief for that condition.

As is common with heavily promoted dietary supplements, the claimed benefits of glucosamine are based principally on laboratory studies. Clinical studies are divided, with some reporting relief from arthritic pain and stiffness, but larger well-constructed studies reporting no benefit above placebo.

There is no evidence to date that consumption of glucosamine by sport participants will prevent or limit joint damage after injury. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, glucosamine supplementation had no additional effect on any rehabilitation outcome when given to athletes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

D-GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

PRODUCT CODE N/GS/0412
APPEARANCE WHITE COLOURED CRYSTALLINE POWDER
CONTENT 99% – 104.0%
SOLUBILITY IN WATER CLEAR COLOURLESS
LOSS ON DRYING 0.5% MAX.
SIEVE ANALYSIS 100% PASS FROM 100 MESH
DENSITY 0.75 ~ 0.90 GM/ ML.
RESIDUE ON IGNITION 23.8% – 25.7%
CHLORINE MAX. 14%
IRON <10 PPM
ARSENIC <0.5 PPM
HEAVY METALS <10 PPM
SPECIFIC ROTATION +52.0 ~ +55.0
CHLORIDE 11.1% – 12.8%
pH VALUE 3.5 ~ 5.0
MICROBIOLOGICAL
TOTAL PLATE COUNT <1000 CFU/G
YEAST & MOULDS <300 CFU/G
E.COLI NEGATIVE
SALMONELLA NEGATIVE
PACKING 25 KGS FIBRE DRUMS WITH PE LINERS