What is the NACl and the 2KCl in Glucosamine Sulphate supplements?
If you look at the back of a bottle of Glucosamine Sulphate, you’ll usually see some letters tagged onto the end of the name, NACl or 2KCl (lower case “L” on both). The first is sodium chloride, and the second is potassium chloride. These mineral salts are used as a stabilizer for the Glucosamine Sulphate. Although they both appear to be effective stabilizers, the use of KCl is preferable since the average Western diet already provides far too much salt (NaCl), but not enough potassium. Therefore, it is the healthiest one to take. Please be aware that though some may claim that you should take a Glucosamine Sulphate supplement without the NACl or 2KCl, this is absolutely NOT true. Also untrue is that 2KCl is table salt. As stated above, 2KCl is potassium, the same thing that is in foods such as bananas. By contrast, the NACl in some Glucosamine Sulphate supplements is, indeed, the same thing as table salt.