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A 36-year-old male asked:

How do i know if glucosamine and or chondroitin is right for me?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Glucosamine/chondroi: Try it--necessary ingredients for the production of healthy cartilage.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Have arthritis?: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. If you have arthritis, it may be worth a try.
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