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Gender differences in glucosamine requirements
I am not aware of any studies looking into gender differences between males and females and glucosamine requirements.
Like most other studies on drugs, supplements, or other pharmacological agents very few have looked into gender differences in terms of requirements or metabolism.
Not only am I aware of no gender differences in glucosamine requirements, and I am not aware of any studies looking into body weight differences.
While it would make sense that a smaller individual would require less of a nutrient or drug than a heavier weight one, I do not know of any recommendation for glucosamine based on body weight differences either.
For an acute injury the common glucosamine recommendation is 4,500 mg / day. For long-term use or a preventative dose 1,500 mg / day is common.
Written by Dr. Sternlicht for www.jeffshealthclub.com on 2.11.06