In this Article
- What other names is Glucosamine Sulfate known by?
- What is Glucosamine Sulfate?
- Is Glucosamine Sulfate effective?
- How does Glucosamine Sulfate work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Glucosamine Sulfate.
Some preliminary research suggests that glucosamine sulfate might raise blood sugar in people with diabetes. However, more reliable research indicates that glucosamine sulfate does not seem to significantly affect blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes. Glucosamine with routine blood sugar monitoring appears to be safe for most people with diabetes.
There is some concern that glucosamine products might cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to shellfish. Glucosamine is produced from the shells of shrimp, lobster, and crabs. But allergic reactions in people with shellfish allergy are caused by the meat of shellfish, not the shell. There are no reports of allergic reactions to glucosamine in people who are allergic to shellfish. There is also some information that people with shellfish allergy can safely take glucosamine products.
Do not take glucosamine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have asthma.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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