Glucosamine sulphate is frequently taken in doses that are too low. This generally happens due to ignorance. The world (industry) of nutritional supplements has grown in leaps and bounds in the past decades. Previously this was the terrain of pioneers in the field of nutrition and health. Among these was Glucosamine.com, active since 2000. At the moment there are also a number of ‘entrepreneurs’ in this market who have little affinity with the philosophy it all started with.
Scientific research has shown that 1500 mg per day is an effective dose. A provider which does not have a strong knowledge of the product glucosamine sulphate will not know that it is stabilised with a salt. If he fails to take this into account, he will supply 1500 mg including the salt. After deducting the salt, only 24% at most will remain, which is too low a quantity.
We pointed out this problem on this website as early as the beginning of 2002. Only since 2006 have suppliers been required to indicate the quantity of glucosamine base (the product without chemical binders) on the label, so that the consumer can see exactly what he or she is buying. But there are still suppliers who provide too low a dosage. Generally this is due to a lack of
The recommended usage is 2 capsules a day. You can take them at the same time or twice a day, as you wish. It is preferable, however, to take the capsules at meal times or with plenty of water.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Nutritional supplements should not be used as a replacement for a balanced diet.
Do you have difficulty swallowing capsules? You can open the capsules by pulling the two halves apart. The contents may be mixed with water, fruit juice or yoghurt. The powder dissolves readily. After stirring, only a small amount of magnesium stearate is left over.