The overall rating for glucosamine hydrochloride is 2 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Glucosamine Hydrochloride Simple Report

  • Supplement: Glucosamine Hydrochloride
  • Supplement Category: amino sugars
  • Number of Products Containing Glucosamine Hydrochloride: 22
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 60 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 1
  • Effective Dosage Range: 1.2 - 2 grams per day

Glucosamine Hydrochloride Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for glucosamine hydrochloride is 2 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for glucosamine hydrochloride as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Glucosamine Hydrochloride

There are 3 studies in the database on glucosamine hydrochloride; the research rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for glucosamine hydrochloride as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Products Names Amount of Glucosamine Hydrochloride
Joint-4 750mg
9 Line EAA Recovery 1.5g
Golden Era Joint Support 1.5g
Mechan-X 800mg
Phat Muscle Project Joint Health 500mg
Full list of all 22 products containing Glucosamine Hydrochloride.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce joint pain


The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on glucosamine hydrochloride dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 1.2 to 2 grams per day, the average dose being 1.6 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Glucosamine Hydrochloride.


Title of Study
Effect of a dietary supplement containing glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate and quercetin glycosides on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study
Effect of glucosamine hydrochloride in the treatment of pain of osteoarthritis of the knee
The effect of glucosamine supplementation on people experiencing regular knee pain