Glucosamine is a supplement that is made from the shells of shellfish and has become incredibly popular because of its ability to lubricate and regenerate ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Glucosamine keeps joints healthy and strong and will help to prevent injuries from intense exercise and training. Athletes usually suffer from the overuse of joints and cartilage from years of training and can wear down their joints, knees, elbows, and shoulders faster than the average person. People other than athletes can benefit from Glucosamine as it can help ease the pain of arthritis and the stiffness of joints
The effects of Glucosamine may take several weeks to be affective, but once it hits your system, you will know it. The amount of Glucosamine suggested is 1500mg daily, taking 500mg/3 times a day with meals. You will also find that the addition of Chondroitin (Chondroitin Sulfate) and MSM will give you an even better affect of Glucosamine.