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Glucosamine Humans Bioiberica


For the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis and of joint discomfort.
What is it?

Glucosamine is an amino sugar that acts especially as a precursor in the glycation of proteins and lipids.  It is a component of some glycosaminoglycans, such as hyaluronic acid which, in turn, form part of the extracellular matrix of the majority of connective tissues.

In the chondrocytes, glucosamine is the substrate for synthesising glycosaminoglycans, which are secreted to form part of the extracellular matrix of the cartilage or of the synovial fluid. It also regulates important cellular functions and has anti-inflammatory activity.

It is commercially manufactured through the hydrolysis of exoskeletons of crustaceans in crystalline form into glucosamine hydrochloride or glucosamine sulfate.


In degenerative joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis, deterioration and loss of the joint cartilage occurs. A key phase in osteoarthritis is the loss of proteoglycans and collagen degradation due to poor mechanical functioning.

Glucosamine, in the form of one of its salts (sulfate or hydrochloride) is considered to be a Symptomatic Slow Acting Drug for Osteoarthritis (SYSADOA), and is currently recommended by national and international therapeutic guidelines.

Numerous clinical trials demonstrate that it reduces joint pain and increases mobility. It can also control disease progression and some studies show that it can reduce the need for knee replacement.

Bioiberica also offers nutraceutical quality glucosamine which is predominantly used as a main ingredient in veterinary and nutraceutical formulations.


SOURCE: Exoskeletons of crustaceans


  • Glucosamine hydrochloride
  • Glucosamine sodium sulfate
  • Glucosamine potassium sulfate


  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food Supplements

QUALITIES: European, US and Russian Pharmacopoeia

DMFs/CERTIFICATIONS: DMF for all qualities and Certified Halal

INDICATION: For the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis.

PRESENTATION: Powder, white to almost white

RECOMMENDED DOSE: 1,500 mg/day

REGULATORY STATUS: API and Dietary Supplement Ingredient 

STORAGE AND PACKAGING: Store at room temperature. Packaged in a double-chamber bag in a 25 KG drum.

RE-ANALYSIS/EXPIRATION PERIOD: Re-analysis period of four years from the manufacture date.

MOQ: 150 KG     Sample: 75 g

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