Glucosamine is a dietary supplement that appears to be effective for treating arthritis. Glucosamine mildly suppresses the immune system—it appears to decrease the activity of the inflammatory component of the immune system (Th1 response) and increase the activity of the anti-inflammatory component (Th2 response). In EAE, the animal model of MS, glucosamine decreases disease severity (12). These findings are encouraging. Further animal studies and, if indicated, human studies are needed to understand the possible effects of glucosamine on MS. Glucosamine generally is well tolerated. It may cause mild side effects, such as gastrointestinal complaints, headache, and drowsiness.
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