Glucosamine is an amino-monosaccharide that is the principal substrate used in the biosynthesis of macromolecules that comprise articular cartilage. It is believed to play a role in cartilage repair.
It is a natural anti-inflammatory and healing support for joints. Glucosamine benefits the joints by alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, healing damaged tissues and improving motion. Research indicates that glucosamine may be an effective treatment for improving joint mobility. Phytosterols (derived from plants) help prevent inflammation and prevent pain.