Case 8: T.G. Male 68, Food intolerance


  • T. G. Male, 68
  • Chronic constipation and food intolerance
  • 3 g per day
  • Tolerance for foods improved.

Case Report

Male, 68, experienced chronic constipation and intolerance of some foods, which had been attributed to deficient secretion of mucous in the gastrointestinal tract. He began taking N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE, 3 g per day, in 1988 and reported normalization of bowel function without the need for oil or other laxatives. His tolerance of foods improved simultaneously and he also reported that a nasal allergy improved greatly. Symptoms recurred in one to two weeks when his supply of N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE ran out but came under control in a week or two upon resuming N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE. He claims he needs at least 3 g of N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE per day for effective control.