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How much glucosamine should one take daily?

According to the GUIDE studies published, Glucosamine Sulfate at the Oral once-daily dose of 1500mg is the preferred symptomatic medication in knee OA (20) .

1 x Sachet (1500mg)/day
2 x Capsules (750mg)/day

 

 

Is Flexsa with postassium salt as effective as glucosamine products using sodium salt?

  Based on the equivalence study done, results shown by consuming Flexsa is as effective as Glucosamine sulfate with sodium salt yet without affecting the blood pressure level.

 

 

 Does Flexsa impairs glucose metabolism and/or is contraindicated in diabetic patients?

Both short-term and long-term  (up to 3 years) clinical studies on glucosamine sulfate have shown that glucose plasma levels are not modified in normal patients, or in those with relatively high baseline glucose levels, or even in diabetics. No health authority has ever contraindicated glucosamine sulfate in diabetics (1,2,3). 

 

 

Is Flexsa safe for shell-fish allergy patients?

  Flexsa is obtained by a synthesis process (ensuring a high degree of purity), starting from a substance called chitin which is of sea origin. Chitin is a highly purified polysaccharide and it does not contain protein impurities responsible for allergic reactions in certain individuals. Any other potential impurity would be eliminated by the synthesis process. Flexsa is therefore not contraindicated for individuals allergic to shell-fish.

 

 

Is Flexsa safe for uric acid patients?

Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of purines -- substances found naturally in the body and in certain foods which has high protein content including organ meats, fructose-sweetened drinks, yeast and seafood, also including the intake of purine-rich vegetables (e.g., beans, peas, lentils, and spinach).

Glucosamine made from outer shells of seafood --not from its meat, thus doesn't contain purines. It isn't likely to increase uric acid levels or aggravate gout symptoms. Without treatment, episodes of acute gout may develop into chronic gout with destruction of joint surfaces and joint deformity. Thus, glucosamine may help to protect the joints and is definitely safe to consume regardless the patient has gout or not.

 

 

 

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