Cautionary Note on Glucosamine Intake

May Cause More Harm than Help

Doses of glucosamine that exceed the daily recommended amount of 1,500 milligrams counseled by most manufacturers of these supplements, or their prolonged intake, may cause injury to the pancreas and increase the risk of diabetes, according to a study by Université Laval’s Faculty of Pharmacy, in Canada. Glucosamine is commonly used for joint care.


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