A product called Joint Juice is a liquid product containing Glucosamine, which some patients prefer to Glucosamine in pill form.
Joint Juice is not yet available in the mid western United States, but in time certainly will be. It has been generally available in the Pacific Northwest, California, Arizona and Colorado.
Joint juice comes in several flavors as a liquid concentrate to which you add six ounces of water. It can be ordered online at http://www.jointjuice.com/buywebstore.html.
Glucosamine is a charged sugar molecule that is a component of the joint cartilage, which absorbs and releases water acting as a shock absorber for the joint. Glucosamine supplements are made from the shells of shellfish.
Liquid Glucosamine is absorbed well when taken orally. Approximately 89% of orally administered Glucosamine is absorbed after the first pass metabolism in humans. It is absorbed from the G.I. tract and is distributed into tissues throughout the body with articular cartilage, meniscus, tendons and ligaments having the highest concentration of the absorbed glucosamine.