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What dosage of glucosamine supplement is typically used for adults?

The best dose of glucosamine is not known. Most research studies have used doses of 1,200 to 1,500 mg per day, usually in two or three separate doses. Because supplement manufacture is more loosely regulated than drug manufacture and producers voluntarily follow good manufacturing practices, purchase glucosamine from a reputable supplier.

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