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What it’s good for
Glucosamine is an alternative supplement used to reduce inflammation in those suffering from joint disease, osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee. It is also believed to repair deteriorating cartilage and treat arthritis.

Where to find it
This dietary supplement can be found in all good health stores.

How to take it
Recommended dosage for adults: 500 mg, three times daily, for 30 to 90 days

Glucosamine is usually derived from shellfish, so if you have an allergy, it’s better to avoid it. Other than this, there are no dangerous side effects known but there is conflicting evidence on whether glucosamine really helps those who suffer from arthritis.