What is N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine?
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine (GlcNAc) is an amide derivative of the monosaccharide glucose. It is a secondary amide between glucosamine and acetic acid. It is significant in several biological systems. It is part of a biopolymer in the bacterial cell wall, which is built from alternating units of GlcNAc and N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc), cross-linked with oligopeptides at the lactic acid residue of MurNAc. This layered structure is called peptidoglycan (formerly called murein).
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine Benefits:
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine is thought to alleviate joint stiffness and pain, protect the lining of the stomach and intestines, and reduce dark spots on the skin caused by sun exposure and aging. Glucosamine is used by the body to make other chemicals that build tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the fluid that surrounds joints. Joints are cushioned by the fluid and cartilage around them. Taking glucosamine might increase the cartilage and fluid around joints and/or help prevent their breakdown.
- Bone & Joint Support
- Hair, Skin & Nails
- Weight Management
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