Over the years we have had many requests by vegetarians and vegans for a glucosamine product which is not from shellfish. Up until this point in time the only source of glucosamine was shell fish and there was no other easy edible way of acquiring glucosamine . So, we are delighted to announce the launch of our vegan glucosamine made through a fermentation process from corn starch. This is made through a new and revolutionary technology and at last allows vegetarians and vegans access to this joint support product. Glucosamine is an amino sugar which is used by the body for the repair of cartilage, muscles, ligaments and other organs. All of these tissues are constantly being broken down and repaired. A problem arises if the speed of breakdown exceeds the speed and capability of repair which is very often prevalent in those suffering from arthritis. It is at this time that a supplement of glucosamine can be helpful. Glucosamine speeds regeneration and allows the rate of repair to keep up with breakdown so helping your joints and other tissues to stay healthy. Our new vegan glucosamine hydrochloride comes in capsules of 500mg. We have chosen hydrochloride as a carrier for glucosamine as this is the purer form of glucosamine and the form the medical profession are supporting for those who use the product over the long term.