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Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more

Msm (Definition)

Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about ...Read more


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Is it safe to take testim (testosterone gel) with glucosamine sulfate , chondroitin & msm , and omega 3 supplements? Anything I should /shouldnt take

Why?: The testim is safe, but have you really been checked out to determine if your need it? Did you take Anabolic steroids earlier in your life that may have caused your current deficiency? Testim good if you need testorsterone replacement, the other stuff if junk and won't help you in any way - except to spend your money needlessly. Nothing else you should take, lots you shouldn't. Avoid internet info. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Whats the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Absorption.: The n-acetyl variant is more quickly absorbed. I would not pay the higher cost, though, since the sulfate variant is also well absorbed, albeit not as quickly. Also, glcnac is the monomeric unit of the polymer chitin, which forms the outer coverings of insects and crustaceans. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, therefore, sourced difference. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Please help! what is the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Totally different: These 2 substances are totally different. The acetyl form is a sugar and has no benefit for arthritic conditions. The glucosamine is a proteoglycan and is a component of cartilage. Some feel it can benefit osteoarthritis, especially involving the knees. ...Read more

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What are the differences between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Different forms: Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health. It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out. ...Read more

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What is the difference in effect between glucosamine and glucosamine sulfate?

What is the difference in effect between glucosamine and glucosamine sulfate?

Probably the $20 : Probably the money they charge you for these "ingredients" but nothing else worth further writing about! ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take glucosamine sulfate?

Long term.: As far as we know, the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is safe to use in the long term. Studies had people taking it for at least two years. ...Read more

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How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

Very little: Glucosamine exists as a chemical pair with an oppositely charged molecule. Sulfate or an acetyl group can fill this roll. Nutritionally, the glucosamine is what matters so there is really little difference. ...Read more

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Whats the best glucosamine hci , chondroitin sulfate and msm product out there for athletes?

See below: In my opinion (and not necessarily based on any head-to-head studies), i feel that osteo bi-flex and cosamin ds are two of the highest quality glucosamine and chondrotin products. There are very few studies that demonstrate a benefit from msm, so i personally do not endorse its use. ...Read more

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Glucosamine (Definition)

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