Glucosamine & Other Corticoids

By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Re: Why is glucosamine so bad? Thought it was good for connective tissue.

It stops inflammation … for awhile.

So do X-rays and fish oils … for awhile.

Glucosamine is closely related to cortisone and ascorbic acid (but not dehydroascorbic acid, the oxidized form of “vitamin C” found in food).

Also related to glucosamine are galactosamine, gluconic acid, glucuronic acid, glucosaminic acid, galactosaminic acid, and other uronic acids.

Emanuel Revici, M.D., investigated all of the above in the 1940s and 1950s, decades before glucosamine was sold in “health food stores.”


Glucosamine is extracted from a variety of sources, including lobster shells, crab shells, chicken bone marrow, pig cartilage, or boiled corn.


Incidentally, the first scientist to discover glucosamine in nature — as a component of chitin — was Albert Hofmann (1906-2008), of LSD fame.


Ivan Amato (“Trip of a Century: Albert Hofmann, inventor of the mind-altering drug LSD, celebrates his 100th birthday,” Chemical & Engineering News, Feb. 27, 2006) wrote …

“Lively and gregarious at 100, Hofmann earned his Ph.D. in 1929 under the tutelage of chemistry Nobel Laureate Paul Karrer at the University of Zurich. His thesis was on the structure of chitin, an important biopolymer found in crustacean shells, insects, and fungi. Using an enzyme from the stomachs of snails that he collected himself, he degraded lobster chitin and deduced its monomer structure to be glucosamine.”


'Glucosamine & Other Corticoids' have 3 comments

  1. May 3, 2021 @ 11:15 pm Atom

    Re: Geez! So now omega 3’s are BAD for you?! Who do we believe! It would be greatly appreciated if your article was more direct by including your recommendations.
    If I told you to avoid mercury,would you say, “What are your recommendations?”

    My recommendation (singular) would be, “DON’T STICK MERCURY IN YOUR MOUTH!”

    The same goes for omega 3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA, ALA, etc.).

    It’s not rocket science.

    If you told a child not to stick his hand in the fire because it will burn it up, would he ask, “What are your recommendations?”

    Would you tell that child to go to the medical library and research the pathophysiology of burn injuries?

    This is not brain surgery.

    That stated, if you want LOTS MORE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION, I’ve written dozens of blog entries on One Radio Network on the subject, not to mention TWELVE e-BOOKS about omega 3 fatty acids as being almost synonymous with AGING, X-RAYS, and every age-related disease from A to Z.

    Set aside a few weeks to peruse all my material on the subject.

    Or remain one of the hapless victims of one of the greatest and harmful hoaxes of modern times.–e-books.php#YFD-Compendium


  2. May 10, 2021 @ 4:38 pm John

    Hi Atom, why is it better to do dental work in the afternoon?


    • May 13, 2021 @ 1:14 pm Atom

      Subject to one’s individual trauma times, it’s generally better to have dental work done in the afternoon because immunity and recovery are peaking in their cycles.


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