N-acetylglucosamine is one of the 8 saccharides known as Glyconutrients. The others are:
Fucose (not fructose)
N-acetylglucosamine: It is used as a nutritional supplement supplying the body with a derivative known as Glucosamine.
Glucosamine: It is utilized by the body for cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Glucosamine is also used as a natural supplement to help with joint problems and digestive ailments. It is also useful in healing joint injuries. Research is being done into its healing properties for wounds.
Deficiencies in Glucosamine affects the bowel and bladder and has been found to produce diseases and malfunctions in these 2 organs. Research has found that Glucosamine helps to repair glycosaminoglycan (GAG). This is the mucosal-lining defensive barrier in the intestines.
The immune system Glucosamine has been shown to have a profound effect on the immune system and can help the bodys immune system against infections, disease and toxins. Research is still being done on this important saccharide into its possible...