Glucosamine compound

«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. Glucosamine is one of the most abundant monosaccharides.[1] Produced commercially by the hydrolysis of shellfishexoskeletons or, less commonly, by fermentation of a grain such as corn or wheat, glucosamine has many name depending on country.[2]

Although a common dietary supplement, there is little evidence that it is effective for relief of arthritis or pain, and is not an approved prescription drug.[3][4]» (wikipedia)

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