Glucosamine is produced naturally in the body, yet there are no major food sources of this substance. Holland & Barrett stocks a wide range of products, in a variety of forms, to satisfy all of your glucosamine requirements.
Glucosamine occurs naturally in the body where it plays a role in the smooth working of the joints and helps maintain connective tissues.
Holland & Barrett stocks a number of products from tablets to gels to satisfy all of your glucosamine needs.
The Role of Cartilage
There are three types of cartilage: elastic cartilage, fibro cartilage and hyaline cartilage. The type found in the joints is hyaline cartilage, commonly known as articular cartilage. This connective tissue consists of cells called chondocytes and a tough flexible matrix made up of collagen, protein and sugar.
Although cartilage may seem like an insignificant part of the body it performs an important role, acting as a cushion and a shock absorber. All of the parts of cartilage come together to cover the surface of joints, enabling them to move smoothly over one another.
Sources of Glucosamine
There are no major food sources of glucosamine, meaning that supplements are required by those who want to increase the amount within their diet. These supplements are either made with chitin - the hard outer shells of lobster, crab, and shrimp - or the Aspergillus niger fungus as a vegetarian source of this nutrient.
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