Future Foods was one of the original companies that brought glucosamine products to the US market, well before Dr. Theodakis, an MD whose book  popularized their use four years after we were aware of the potential value of this ingredient.

We say "potential" because the size of the molecule and pharmacokinetics of its absorption and delivery to joints is still a matter of controversy.

Here is a patent regarding another product Future Foods was primary in and launched the vegetarian version based on an African nut butter, made from the Kombu Nut.