Research

There have been many studies on Glucosamine and its effects on helping to stop the loss of cartilage as we age.

Here is a small sample:

Authors

Study

Year

Condition

Number of Subjects

Type and dose of Glucosamine

Armagan O, Yilmazer S, Calısir C, Ozgen M, Tascioglu F, Oner S, Akcar N.

Comparison of the symptomatic and chondroprotective effects of glucosamine sulphate and exercise treatments in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

2015

Osteoarthritis

70 patients with knee Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine sulphate at 1.5g per day

Petersen SG, Saxne T, Heinegard D, Hansen M, Holm L, Koskinen S, Stordal C, Christensen H, Aagaard P, Kjaer M.

Glucosamine but not ibuprofen alters cartilage turnover in osteoarthritis patients in response to physical training

2010

Osteoarthritis

36 patients with knee osteoarthritis

Glucosamine sulfate 500mg 3 x per day

Sawitzke AD, Shi H, Finco MF, Dunlop DD, Harris CL, Singer NG, Bradley JD, Silver D, Jackson CG, Lane NE, Oddis CV, Wolfe F, Lisse J, Furst DE, Bingham CO, Reda DJ, Moskowitz RW, Williams HJ, Clegg DO.

Clinical efficacy and safety of glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, their combination, celecoxib or placebo taken to treat osteoarthritis of the knee: 2-year results from GAIT

2010

Osteoarthritis

662 patients with Knee osteoarthritis

Glucosamine 1.5g as 500mg 3 x per day

Giordano N, Fioravanti A, Papakostas P, Montella A, Giorgi G, Nuti R.

The efficacy and tolerability of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

2009

Osteoarthritis

56 patients with osteoarthritis

Glucosamine sulfate 1500mg