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What are the differences between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different forms

Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health.
It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out.

In brief: Different forms

Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health.
It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out.
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: GS for OA

Glucosamine sulfate is the one used to treat osteoarthritis.
Usually taken with chondroitin.

In brief: GS for OA

Glucosamine sulfate is the one used to treat osteoarthritis.
Usually taken with chondroitin.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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