Glucosamine for osteoarthritis: part II, biologic and metabolic controversies

Med Health R I. 2004 Jun;87(6):180-1.


Glucosamine is a popular nutritional supplement, discussed in clinical offices, peer-reviewed literature, and the media. Despite its popularity, much information is still needed regarding its biological effect in-vivo and its effects on glucose metabolism. The biologic effects of other constituents such as sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and other additives need to be investigated as well.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dietary Supplements*
  • Glucosamine / metabolism*
  • Glucosamine / pharmacology*
  • Glucosamine / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / drug therapy*


  • Glucosamine