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100% vegetarian and suitable for vegans too

Meets the quality standards and monograph
specifcations of the U.S.

Why opt for vegetarian glucosamine?

Looking for an effective glucosamine supplement that is vegan-friendly and doesn't cause allergic reactions?

Most conventional glucosamine products available today are derived from chitin, a biological component found in the outer shells of shellfish like lobsters, crabs, and shrimps. Unfortunately, this means that individuals who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle cannot consume glucosamine as a dietary supplement. However, with the advent of vegetarian glucosamine derived from non-animal sources, this is no longer the case.

Studies have shown that vegetarian glucosamine is just as effective as shellfish-derived glucosamine in treating joint inflammation and cartilage damage. Additionally, conventional glucosamine products can cause allergic reactions in those who are intolerant to shellfish-derived products and worsen asthma symptoms. In contrast, Veggiemin vegetarian glucosamine HCl is a safe and healthy alternative that doesn't cause any allergic reactions. Plus, it is GMO-free and environment-friendly, making it a better choice for your health and the planet.

From where is Veggiemin sourced?

Veggiemin's vegetarian glucosamine HCl is produced using advanced fermentation technology, starting with cornstarch as the raw material. To achieve this, specific bacterial strains are added to the cornstarch to initiate the fermentation process.
After fermentation is complete, the resulting broth is subjected to high-temperature sterilization, followed by

multiple filtration stages to purify the filtrate. The obtained N- acetyl concentrate is further processed, with the bacterial residues being removed from the filtrate. The remaining N-acetyl concentrate is then treated with HCl, resulting in the final product, Veggiemin's vegetarian glucosamine HCl.

Vegetarian glucosamine vs Shellfish glucosamine   

Parameters Vegetarian Glucosamine
Source Source Shellfish glucosamine is derived from the exoskeleton of crustaceans. Vegetarian glucosamine is derived from corn starch. Wheat is also used as a source. Vegetarian glucosamine is derived from corn starch. Wheat is also used as a source
Form and absorption Form and absorption Sulfate form with an absorption of 75% Hydrochloride form with an absorption of 83% Form and absorption Sulfate form with an absorption of 75% Hydrochloride form with an absorption of 83%
Effectiveness Shellfish glucosamine is said to treat arthritis and heal other joint-related conditions. Vegetarian glucosamine addresses inflammation, osteoarthritis and other joint-related problems efficiently
Safety In spite of being used for a long time now, shellfish glucosamine products raise safety concerns, such source quality, purification processes, side effects and lastly the allergies caused by these products. Shellfish glucosamine products also contain high levels of hazardous heavy metals. Vegetarian glucosamine is 100% safe & allergy-free.

Certificate of Analysis

Appearance White to off-white powder

A: Infrared Absorption (197K)

B: It meets the requirements of the tests for chloride (191)

C: The retention time of the major peak in the chromatogram of the Assay preparation corresponds to that in the chromatogram of the preparation, as obtained in the Assay.

Identification Solubility: Very soluble in water, sparingly soluble in methanol, practically insoluble in acetone.
Assay 98%-102p° 99.07%
Specific Rotation 70°-73° (USP781S) 71.4°
PH (2%, 25°) 3.0-5.0 (USP791) 4.06
Loss on drying Less than1.0% (USP731) 0.04%
Residue on Ignition NMT 0.1% (USP281) 0.02%
Sulfates NMT 0.24% (USP221) <0.24%
Chloride 16.3% -16.7% 16.6%
Heavy Metal NMT 10 PPM (Method // USP231) <10 PPM
Lead NMT 0.5 PPM (Method // USP211) <0.5 PPM
Mercury NMT 1.0 PPM (Method // USP211) <1.0 PPM
Cadmium NMT 1.0 PPM (Method // USP211) <1.0 PPM
Total Bacteria Count <1000CFU/g (USP2021) Pass
Yeast & Mold <100CFU/g (USP2021) Pass
Salmonella Negative (USP2022) Negative
E.Coli Negative (USP2022) Negative
Staphylococcus Aureus Negative (USP2022) Negative
Bulk Density NLT 0.8g/ml 0.81g/ml
Particle size 100% through 30 mesh Pass
Storage: 10kg/drum, keep in an airtight container, protected from light