Glucosamine (C6H13NO5) 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.
It is one of the most common non-vitamin, non-mineral, dietary supplements used by adults.
Functions and Applications
1. Glucosamine Sulfate can promote the effectiveness of the role of antibiotics, nutritional supplements for diabetes.
2. It can promote the body's synthesis of mucopolysaccharide and improve joint synovial fluid viscosity.
3. Glucosamine Sulfate as agent, instead of cortisol treatment of enteritis, it is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis B, etc.
4. It can improve the metabolism of articular cartilage is conducive to articular cartilage repair, with significant anti-inflammatory analgesic effect.
5. It has effect on anti-cancer drugs, while they inhibit the bone marrow toxicity of smaller characteristics, melanoma, lung cancer, kidney cancer, etc.