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Glucosamine is an amino sugar. In case it’s been a while since you took a biology class, amino sugar is a critical building block for the creation of connective tissue and healthy cartilage in the body. People who suffer from osteoarthritis have deteriorating cartilage that fails to repair itself.

Cartilage is worn away as the body moves, and the cartilage will restore itself to its normal shape when a healthy body is at rest. For osteoarthritis patients a glucosamine supplement promotes the creation of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans that improve the natural repair process. Even if you don’t suffer from osteoarthritis, taking a glucosamine supplement is still a good idea. Take as a preventative measure, glucosamine supplements can minimize the possibility of suffering from arthritis later.