Researchers at the University of California Irvine found that a supplement that chemically resembles glucosamine may suppress the damaging autoimmune response that occurs when one develops type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
“This finding shows the potential of using a dietary supplement to help treat autoimmune diseases,” said Dr. Michael Demetriou, the study’s lead researcher. “Most importantly, we understand how this sugar-based supplement inhibits the cells that attack the body, making metabolic therapy a rational approach to prevent or treat these debilitating diseases.”
In mice given MS or diabetes, the scientists found that the supplement prevented the autoimmune hyperactivity that happens in response to the development of the diseases. The findings suggest that there are viable metabolic therapies to treating these illnesses.
Those interested in increasing their glucosamine intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements, like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Nutranetics Glucosamine Sulfate from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains naturally-occurring nutrients found in the shells of shrimp. Regular use may help promote healthy joints and cartilage maintenance, and absorbs quickly into the system thanks to its Advanced Delivery Enzymes.