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Over The Counter Dietary Supplement May Prevent Epileptic Seizures

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Fanwood Pharmacy offers hundreds of products available for purchase from durable medical and diabetic supplies to cosmetics and dietary supplementary products. Credits: John Mooney
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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects an estimated 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the U.S. It is characterized by unpredictable, recurrent seizures that can occur when brain cells become hyperactive. This leads to surges of electrical activity that disrupt signaling between brain excitability in the learning and memory region of the brain (the “hippocampus”).

Previous research shows that increases in the protein O-GlcNAcylation are associated with a reduction in the strength of synapses in the hippocampus of the brain, thereby reducing seizures. The latest research shows that the dietary supplement “glucosamine” works to increase O-GlcNAcylation and reduce surges of electrical activity in the hippocampus.

Glucosamine levels are thought to decrease as people get older. The supplement is also used to help ease joint pain and is most commonly used to help people with osteoarthritis.

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Fanwood pharmacy offers a wide selection of glucosamine supplements to meet your needs. We are a full-service pharmacy that does compounding and veterinarian compounding on site, as well as offering free prescription delivery. 

Email pharmacy questions to: Mit@FanwoodPharmacy.com

Fanwood Pharmacy
246 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
(908) 680-6936
www.FanwoodPharmacy.com

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