Glucosamine Sulfate More Effective Than the Hydrochloride Form


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/16/2014 -- Glucosamine supplements are the most popular dietary additions to ease joint pain, but many consumers are confused about which form of glucosamine is the most beneficial. Numerous studies have demonstrated that glucosamine sulfate is more effective than glucosamine hydrochloride.

“It’s important to seek a reputable manufacturer when choosing a glucosamine supplement,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “The efficacy of the product is affected by the purity and quality control methods employed.”

The result of 13 trials and studies released by Arthritis Research UK showed that glucosamine sulfate had significantly greater benefits for easing joint pain present in arthritis than the hydrochloride form. It was deemed safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

A variety of clinical trials and independent studies have explored the abilities of glucosamine sulfate for addressing conditions ranging from joint pain and neurological disorders to inflammatory diseases.

Glucosamine is a chemical that the body produces naturally to create and maintain cartilage, the soft tissue responsible for pain free joint movement. When the body can’t manufacture enough glucosamine, a supplement can provide joints with a boost of nutrients.

Multiple studies have determined that glucosamine also has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that cause damage at the cellular level. Free radicals are in the very atmosphere, making it impossible to avoid them, but glucosamine can help mitigate their effects.

While studies and clinical trials may disagree on some results, they agree that glucosamine does have the potential to inhibit the degradation of cartilage and stimulate cartilage production. They also recommend that a 1,500mg daily dosage of glucosamine is recommended for maximum benefit.

Experts stress that supplements take time to build up in the body with maximum benefit typically achieved after two months. Glucosamine sulfate provides bodies with an essential element needed to build and maintain cartilage for healthier joints and pain reduction. (

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