D-glucosamine - 3416-24-8 is an amino sugar found in the fluid around the joints and in connective tissue. It is made naturally in the form of glucosamine-6-phosphate, and is the biochemical precursor of all nitrogen-containing sugars. Taking it as a supplement can help relieve discomfort of joint degeneration, like in the case of arthritis. It can even help prevent arthritis from getting worse. Supplements come in a number of forms, including powders. They are available alone or combined with other compounds. D-glucosamine is manufactured in several forms including D-glucosamine sulfate and D-glucosamine HCL.
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