WHAT IS GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE?
Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical naturally found in the human body. It is an amino sugar that is used by the body to produce a variety of other chemicals that are involved in building tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the thick fluid that surrounds joints.
Joints are cushioned by the fluid and cartilage that surround them. The cartilage may break down or becomes thin resulting in more joint friction, pain, and stiffness. Taking glucosamine supplements may increase the cartilage and fluid surrounding joints and prevent the breakdown of these substances.* The "sulfate" part of glucosamine sulfate is also important. Sulfate is needed by the body to produce cartilage. This is one reason why glucosamine sulfate is believed to work better than other forms of glucosamine.