Introducing a new form of glucosamine that delivers effective support for comfortable joint and GI tract function: N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine. A naturally occurring polysaccharide made up of glucosamine and acetic acid, N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine is a key constituent of the hyaluronic acid that lubricates joint surfaces, but its benefits go beyond joint health. It is also a crucial component of the glycoproteins in the protective mucosal layer of the intestinal tract, making it a valuable nutrient for maintaining comfortable gastrointestinal function.
NAG is best known for its role in digestive health. It is used by the cells lining your digestive tract (epithelial cells) to produce a protective “slippery” barrier of mucous that helps protect your digestive lining from potentially hostile contents. When NAG is lacking in the digestive tract then digestive inflammation and indigestion of various foods are much more likely. Since your digestive tract has such a high need for NAG it will take it from other areas of the body when in need, which can readily cause dry eyes, mouth, lips, or skin.
Since NAG helps make hyaluronic acid it is also useful to assist joint lubrication, disc hydration, eye health, and skin health – other areas that rely on hyaluronic acid for optimal health.