Glucosamine supplements may improve functional gut health benefits such as reduced bloating, constipation and hard stools, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial in healthy men and women.
A recent study out of India has found that curcumin-fenugreek complex (CurQfen) combined with glucosamine is beneficial to joint health. The randomized, double-blinded active-controlled clinical study was found to be effective in alleviating pain and...
The authors of a recent study, which looked at how glucosamine - a supplement that is normally taken to help joint pain - could lower the risk of heart disease, should also reveal the association of other supplements with cardiovascular events or death.
Glucosamine has become a commodity market, but concerns about quality and sourcing makes increasing room for a top-shelf niche product like Cargill’s Regenasure vegetarian glucosamine, the company said at the recent SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas,...
Industry is divided in its reaction to the recent rejection of glucosamine and joint health claims by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with one manufacturer advocating a medical licensing route as an alternative way of securing claims.
Glucosamine is not likely to cause hepatitis, the FSA’s Committee on Toxicology (COT) has concluded after examining existing evidence – a review prompted by a small number of case studies suggesting a link.
The development of a new joint health drink made with glucosamine
for the US market highlights how the popular joint health
ingredient is spreading from the supplement arena to the food and
Triarco Industries has launched a
water-soluble, high-concentration version of liquid
glucosamine the company says is aimed at foods and beverages that
appeal to the "older" glucosamine-buying
A decision on whether to allow Cargill's Regenasure vegetarian
glucosamine hydrochloride (HCl) as a novel food ingredient has been
delayed because of a lack of information on whether it would affect
people with diabetes.
Demand and prices for glucosamine have stabilised after a
tumultuous couple of years, as the sheen of newness rubs off the
joint health ingredient and much-anticipated GAIT trial, though
positive, proves disappointing in design.
The positive results of the GAIT and GUIDE glucosamin/chondroitin
studies are an encouraging sign for the industry, says Cargill,
which makes a non-shellfish derived, vegetarian glucosamine
Japanese firm Kyowa Hakko Kogyo will begin marketing a refined
version of Cargill's vegetarian glucosamine on its home market next
month, to meet steadily rising demand for quality forms of the
joint health ingredient.
Glucosamine has been shown to be one of the most effective
ingredients for promoting joint health and relieving pain, but a
new study suggests that commercial supplements may contain too
little to do any good.
Chinese producers of glucosamine predict that prices, which have
almost tripled this year, will peak early next year, before
falling, as a knock-on benefit from recent changes to the
shrimp-meat market, writes Dominique Patton.
The safety of a new glucosamine ingredient, being produced through
fermentation by Cargill, has been approved by an expert panel in
the UK, a major step towards its use in the European Union,
writes Dominique Patton.
Combining the sulphur-containing nutrient MSM with well-known joint
health supplement glucosamine appears to speed up the
anti-inflammatory effect and further reduce pain in patients with
osteoarthritis, report Indian researchers.