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What is liquid glucosamine?

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Liquid glucosamine is a nutritional supplement which promotes cartilage growth, according to Medical News Today. People with arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, commonly take glucosamine supplements to help relieve their joint pain.

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Glucosamine supplements typically come in one of three forms: glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride and N-acetyl-glucosamine. Medical News Today explains that although these forms are similar, they provide slightly different effects. Glucosamine supplements often include chondroitin. Both glucosamine and condroitin occur naturally in animal connective tissue

Cartilage is a tough but flexible material found throughout the human body. Cartilage has a rubbery texture and acts as a cushion in joints like the knee and elbow. As humans age, glucosamine levels drop. This can cause cartilage to deteriorate, which can lead to arthritis.

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