Glucosamine sulphate nourishes the cells of both the synovial membrane and fluid in our joints.
Science has proven that these cells require first a sugar (glucose) and second, a protein (amino) for cell metabolism. In 1980, a German study underlined the importance of a sufficient supply of glucosamine for the joints. The study also noted that “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cortico-steroids inhibit this synthesis.”
Glucosamine rebuilds cell lubricants, not just tissue.
Another 1998 study explained that while glucosamine benefits the synthesis of cartilage, there is the “additional possibility that glucosamine stimulates synovial production of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is primarily responsible for the lubricating and shock-absorbing properties of the synovial fluid.”
This synovial fluid is decreased in those with osteoarthritis.