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Chondroitin (Definition)

Chondroitin is a nutritional supplement that is often used in combination with glucosamine and msm as a nutritional treatment for arthritis and inflammatory conditions. It is promoted to improve joint health (arthritis, breakdown of cartilage, etc). This form of nutritional supplementation for the prevention for the improvement of arthritis and joint health was originally ...Read more


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Can you tell me is glucosamine & chondroitin beneficial for lumbar disc disease?

The studies are hit: Or miss with glucosamine for joints overall, and discs are a difficult area to get nutrients to, so they may not be able to get much from glucosamine. That being said, some people really do have good results. It is a benign treatment that may actually help a great deal if you are one of the lucky few! ...Read more

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What do you recommend to keep all the joints in the body healthy? Are glucosamine and chondroitin good?

What do you recommend to keep all the joints in the body healthy? Are glucosamine and chondroitin good?

Almost like placebos: Studies have shown that glucosamine chondroitin is only about 5% better than placebo. That mean if 20 people take it, 19 are wasting their money. What's been shown is that people who exercise regularly have stronger joints, bones and cartilage than people who are sedentary. Save your money, get outside. ...Read more

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Do glucosamine and chondroitin help improve osteoarthritis?

Do glucosamine and chondroitin help improve osteoarthritis?

NO hard evidence: Yet, no, researcher did not say they last word on it on this subject. ...Read more

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If I take glucosamine and chondroitin will it help my joints?

If I take glucosamine and chondroitin will it help my joints?

No: There is no proven benefit. If you take them and get better, you would have gotten better without taking them. Save your money and buy a gym membership. Routine exercise has a proven benefit. ...Read more

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There are many pills with glucosamine and chondroitin. Are these the best for joints?

There are many pills with glucosamine and chondroitin. Are these the best for joints?

Yes: 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. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Are you able to tell me if it would be OK for me to take glucosamine and chondroitin tablets AS WELL as using the 24/7 patches?

Shouldn't be problem: If by 24/7 patches you mean the contraceptive patch, then taking glucosamine and chondrointin for joint health at the same time is not a problem. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine and chondroitin supplements effective?

Are glucosamine and chondroitin supplements effective?

Yes: According to studies done in germany. It takes 3 months to take effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more