B0911 Glucosamine Sustained Release

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Objective

The objective of this project was to advise our client on the sustained release concept for glucosamine and the best technologies to achieve it.

In addition the project was to investigate whether providing glucosamine in a sustained release form has physiological benefits or not, or even contraindications.

Method

To carry out this project, CPL initially began discussions with two slow release technology vendors. We also contacted several companies known to us that were involved in the controlled release aspects of micro-encapsulation for food ingredients. In addition, we identified one additional company claiming to manufacture and sell a sustained release form of glucosamine and obtained information on product, price and supply from them.

In order to address the scientific issues underlying the performance of glucosamine and the possible benefits of a sustained release product, we reviewed in detail the scientific, medical, clinical and patent literature concerning glucosamine and its use.

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Table of Contents

Objective
Method
Short Answers to Client’s Questions
Principal Findings

    From An Overview of the Science and Clinical Trials

      Is glucosamine effective?
      Does glucosamine reduce pain or influence pain factors?
      Does glucosamine provide protection of joint structure?
      Does glucosamine being available in the bloodstream mean that it is delivered to the joints?
      Is timed release better than three doses?
      Toxicity – is glucosamine safe?
      Is there a problem for diabetics?
      Clinical trials
      Other opinions

    On The Various Sustained Release Systems

      Company 1’s product
      Company 2’s product
      Company 3’s product
      Others

Conclusions

    On Glucosamine Performance, Form and Format
    On The Various Sustained Release Systems

      Company 1’s product
      Company 2’s product
      Company 3’s product
      Others

Recommendations
Scientific Research

    Introduction to the Disease Process of Osteoarthritis
    Is Glucosamine Effective?

      Research to Support
      Maybe
      Research that does not support

    Does Glucosamine Reduce Pain or Influence Pain Factors?

      Research to support
      Maybe
      Research that does not support

    Does Glucosamine Provide Protection Of Joint Structure?

      Research to Support
      Research that does not support

    Does Glucosamine Being Available in the Bloodstream Mean That it is Delivered
    to the Joints?

      Research to Support
      Research that does not support

    Is Timed Release Better than Three Doses?

      Research to support
      Research that does not support

    Toxicity – Is Glucosamine Safe?

      General research to support safety
      Research that does not support

    Is There a Problem for Diabetics?

      Research to support
      Maybe
      Research that does not support

    What Clinical Trials Have Been Done or are Ongoing?
    What Other Publications on Glucosamine Might be Relevant

Contacts

    Academic and Medical

      10 contacts

    Commercial

      5 contacts

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