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Glucosamine Manufacturing

Your Nutraceutical Glucosamine Manufacturer

SMP stands for Supplement Manufacturing Partners. Our team is dedicated to be your partner in most efficiently manufacturing your growing vitamin business to scale.

Your glucosamine formula must be blended to ensure even distribution of ingredients in each supplement.

Bottle/Bag Filling

Once all ingredients in your formula are blended, they are filled in your bottle or bag of choice. We offer some amazing packaging options to fill your supplement with.

Polishing & Inspection

Each bottle is polished for a clean finished look and triple inspected for any defects


After the supplement is manufactured, post-inspection, we run identity, potency, micro, and heavy metal tests to ensure pharmaceutical grade quality.

Our Capabilities

Custom Nutraceutical Glucosamine Manufacturing

We have capabilities to manufacture any nutraceutical glucosamine formula. From sourcing each ingredient in your formula, to post filling inspection; we do it all at the best prices and the fastest lead times. We have the experience to help you formulate a new product for your target audience, or discuss with you how to properly scale your manufacturing. As your partner, it is our job for long-term glucosamine manufacturing success.

Custom Glucosamine Manufacturing

Glucosamine can be used in various supplements. It has many different traits about it that separates it form other ingredients. SMP Nutra is capable of manufacturing any type of nutraceutical formula that includes glucosamine.

Sources of Glucosamine

Manufacturing glucosamine must start with securing the amino sugar from its natural sources.

Glucosamine is made from chitin, an ingredient found in the shells of different shellfish that include crabs, lobsters, and shrimp. However, in recent years, there has been a significant increase in demand for creating vegetarian supplements. To meet that requirement, Aspergillus niger, which is a type of fungus, is being used by manufacturers. Fermented corn is also another method used to create glucosamine supplements. Scientists have also successfully introduced a laboratory-based process for creating this supplement in synthetic form.

The Types of Glucosamine

Glucoamine is regarded as a amino sugar and is a very abundant monosaccharides.

Glucosamine is commonly used in supplements for increasing cartilage in the body. Cartilage is essential for keeping joints healthy and scientific evidence shows that glucosamine is an effective treatment for joint-related issues. The production process involved in creating glucosamine based capsules is provided here.

Glucosamine commonly comes in three forms:

What is Glucosamine Sulfate?

Glucosamine sulfate has some distinct differences from other types of glucosamine.

Glucosamine sulfate is the most common form of glucosamine. It can be harvested from shells of shellfish, or made synthetically. Before being used in supplements, the glucosamine sulfate must be stabilized. This is commonly done with sodium chloride. 

The “sulfate” is a form of sulfur. This is what can really help certain ailments. A different type of sulfur can be added, known as sulfa, but this is not the same as sulfate so it will render different effects in a supplement.

Glucosamine Hydrochloride

Glucosamine hydrochloride is the less common form of glucosamine.

Similarly to the glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride is found in the shells of shellfish. On the other hand, this form has no sulfur and is commonly found to actually have chondroitin instead. This being less desirable, it is not commonly made synthetically. 

The effects of this form of glucosamine differ, but are backed by less studies. It is still used in supplements at times, but glucosamine sulfate is the better choice in most cases.


N-Acetylglucosamine is the least common form of glucosamine used in supplements.

N-Acetyl-Glucosamine is an amide derivative of the monosaccharide glucose. To put it more simply, it is a sugar that is synthetically made and procured. 

It is believed to have similar effects as the aforementioned forms of glucosamine, but it is not the same chemically.

Package and Label Design Options For Glucosamine Manufacturing

Your glucosamine supplement can be bottled in a large selection of package options.

You can view all package options here

Our team of nutraceutical specialized graphic designers are ready to make your label look incredible and comply with all required FDA label regulations.

In fact, working with a quality manufacturer makes creating your own line of glucosamine products a simple process. We explore the steps involved in creating a marketable product.

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