Glucosamine side effects
Glucosamine is an aminomonosaccharide which increases GAG and PG production.
Other names of Glucosamine are N-acetyl glucosamine, chitosamine, glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride and they all have the same side effects as Glucosamine does.
Glucosamine can change blood sugar levels, insulin levels and hemoglobin A1C levels, when used in dosages to treat Osteoarthritis.
Side effects of Glucosamine include insomnia, and mild and temporary digestive complaints such as abdominal pain, poor appetite, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, and vomiting. Drowsiness, headache also have been reported. In rare human cases, the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been linked with temporarily rised blood pressure and heart rate and could cause palpitations.
Glucosamine could increase the risk of bleeding. People with allergies to shellfish should ensure that their Glucosamine is not derived from shellfish.
A Glucosamine side effect proven in research is increased insulin resistance, reduced glucose uptake by cells and reduced liver glycogen production. This overloads the Pancreas, causing increased insulin production, and raises the blood glucose level.
A most serious side effect of Glucosamine after chronic use is the onset of type 2 Diabetes.
A reader named Martin wrote: "Fairly sure I get a bit of heart pain or pain in the heart area when I take Glucosamine and have tried a few times and stopped taking it."
This is our research on the alleged dangers of Glucosamine / adverse effects of Glucosamine and not medical advice!