The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
M – Z
JACQUELINE L. LONGE, EDITOR
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Glucosamine is a natural compound found in the human body, specifically an amino monosaccharide (a nitrogen-containing sugar). It is thought to possibly play a role in cartilage formation and repair and to perhaps have an anti-inflammatory affect within humans.