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If I take glucosamine, what's a helpful dose to take?

If you take glucosamine for osteoarthritis, the typical dose is 500 milligrams (mg) three times a day, or 1.5 grams (1,500 mg) once a day. To reduce the chance of having gastrointestinal symptoms, take glucosamine with food.

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