Glucosamine helps support keeping the joints healthy by providing essential nutrients to the tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Natural glucosamine levels drop as people age, leading to gradual deterioration of the joint.

Glucosamine may help ease the pain of mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knees and other joint pain caused by osteoarthritis.

For osteoarthritis, the typical dose of glucosamine suggested is 500mg of glucosamine sulfate taken three times a day. In addition, sufferers may also wish to look at supplement glucosamine with chondroitin, boron, MSM and celery for overall joint discomfort support.