Since I’ve decided to go ahead and try a self experiment with N-A-G, and since this topic got a lot of clicks and no responses I’ve decided to turn this in to something of a log.
I just got a 60 gram tub of a powdered n-acetyl-d-glucosamine product in the mail today. My plan is to take three 2 g servings a day for the next 10 days in hopes of treating an acute inflammatory condition. Previous to this I spent most of December through April on an assortment of corticosteroids, I’ve been completely off of the synthetic corticoids for about three weeks at this point and my symptoms are at a manageable, but still noticeable level.
Other than the N-A-G I supplement daily with 2 tbs of liquid fish oil/evening primrose, 10,000 iu of D, a B multi, a probiotic, liquid magnesium and calcium, and an adaptogen. I also take 1-2000 mg of vitamin C every couple of days.
I walk every morning, lift weights 4 days a week in an upper/lower split, and do some kind of steady state cardio on my off days. I eat about 2500 kcal daily with usually one higher calorie day, I don’t really count macros but try to keep protein at about 180-200 g daily with more carbs on workout days than non. I do a limited form of intermittent fasting, pushing breakfast back until after my morning walk and sometimes until after I work out.
Currently I weight around 190lbs at 5’11. I have no idea what my bf% is, but I can see the outline of abs and separation in my shoulders and legs when I flex - although I tend to always carry some fat on my low back and love handles.
I’ll be taking my first serving of N-A-G in the morning, my second with my post workout meal and my third following my last meal of the day around 8:00pm.
So far I’ve taken one serving today - it mixes incredibly well in water, dissolving instantly with a quick stir. It doesn’t really have any discernible flavor, just a slight sweetness. I’ve taken glucosamine sulfate in the past and it has always caused GI issues for me pretty quickly, so this will be the first thing I’m really looking out for with the N-A-G - two major claims about this form of glucosamine are that it is easier to digest (although potentially less is assimilated) and it doesn’t have much if any impact on blood sugar levels…
Anyway, I’ll post again in a few days once I’ve gotten a few grams loaded in to my system and have some idea as to whether or not it’s working - I’ll also keep an eye out for any questions any one might have.