It helps build and maintain healthy joint cartilage. Plus it contains added nutrients of chondroitin, ginger and proline. Glucosamine provides the body with nutrients that help build and maintain healthy joint cartilage, which is the tissue that is damaged in osteoarthritis. It may assist in temporarily relieving joint pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Glucosamine also assists the growth of healthy cartilage and may enhance joint mobility and flexibility associated with osteoarthritis.