Osteoarthritis is a term that refers to the inflammation in joints in the body. It’s a degenerative joint disorder that is most likely caused by a breakdown of cartilage due to increased ageing. This may lead to worsening bone issues and other health-deteriorating complications.

According to a 3-year, randomised, placebo controlled, double-blind study, researchers were able to determine that a 1,500mg once a day supplement of glucosamine sulphate may help delay the progression of knee osteoarthritis.(1)

Should you consult a physician before taking glucosamine?

Glucosamine sulphate is a dietary supplement that may help alleviate joint inflammation, build cartilage, stimulate collagen production, and slow the ageing process. However, it is recommended to consult your physician before you begin using any supplement.

(1)Pavelká K, Gatterová J, Olejarová M, Machacek S, Giacovelli G, Rovati LC.Glucosamine sulfate use and delay of progression of knee osteoarthritis: a 3-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. 14 October 2002.