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HealthWise® L-Glucosamine HCL is a 100% pure pharmaceutical grade amino acid powder.
Glucosamine hydrochloride is often preferred to glucosamine sulphate as the hydrochloride form is more concentrated than the sulphate form. Also the hydrochloride form contains substantially less sodium.
Glucosamine hydrochloride vs. Glucosamine sulphate
Glucosamine hydrochloride is often preferred to glucosamine sulphate for a number of reasons. The hydrochloride form is more concentrated than the sulphate form. Plus the hydrochloride form contains substantially less sodium per effective dose than the sulphate form.
Glucosamine hydrochloride offers the promise of the same efficacy as glucosamine sulphate, since glucosamine is not absorbed intact with its carrier. The body doesn’t care how it gets glucosamine as long as it is bioavailable.
Glucosamine and Shellfish allergy:
Please note: HealthWise Glucosamines – L Glucosamine HCL and N Acetyl D-Glucosamine – is manufactured from crustacean shells as the starting organic material.
These crustacean shells are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized before being used in production,
A common misconception is that shellfish-allergic patients cannot take glucosamine.
Glucosamine is normally safe to consume because it is made from the shells and not from the fish which is the protein that causes the allergy to shellfish.
However those will extreme allergy issues will always needs to exercise caution and try in micro doses pending advice from their healthcare professional.
Alternatively these persons may need to consider a synthetic glucosamine option.
During Glucosamine studies, test persons will normally receive 1500 mg (½ teaspoon) of glucosamine in an average serving.
Warning: Persons who take blood-thinning medication should always discuss their glucosamine dosage with their doctor.
HCL is the original form of glucosamine. It may be taken with food.
Please note: This product is sold as a Food Only.
For specific conditions please consult your healthcare professional.
Note: The above measurements display the amount of milligrams per amino equivalent to a 5ml metric teaspoon. Powders are loosely filled, levelled but not compacted.
HealthWise® Amino Powders are pure pharmaceutical grade powders and are packed by weight not volume, without the use of fillers or flowing agents. Some of the powders are slightly hygroscopic (retain moisture) and this can result in clumping. This can be broken apart with a spoon before taking or dissolved in water.