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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Glucosamine And Calcium

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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


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My husband, former linebacker, has osteolysis in his collarbone and also slipped disks in his back. Can he take glucosamine and calcium together?

My husband, former linebacker, has osteolysis in his collarbone and also slipped disks in his back. Can he take glucosamine and calcium together?

Yes. But: This combination is fine. I am not a fan of supplemental calcium as there are more issues with this supplemental than benefits. ...Read more

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May I take glucosamine supplement and calcium at the same time, say evening?

May I take glucosamine supplement and calcium at the same time, say evening?

Yes: Yes. I would divide your calcium supplement to be taken with meals. Depending on diet, I will often recommend 500mg with breakfast and dinner. I also recommend calcium citrate or a chelated form of calcium to avoid stomach issues and for good absorption. You might also consider Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). I routinely recommend 2, 000 IU per day but get a lab level and discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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May I take 03 glucosamine capsules and total of 1, 800mg Calcium Carbonate within 24hours?

May I take 03 glucosamine capsules and total of 1, 800mg Calcium Carbonate within 24hours?

There is no specific: ...contraindication to taking these two supplements in the same 24 hour period. 1800 mg of calcium is 2x higher than the total recommended from food and supplements. Taking calcium supplements WITH food increases their absorption. At high doses, calcium can cause digestive problems. It's important to stay hydrated when taking calcium supplements of any kind. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. How many calcium and glucosamine supplements should I take daily?

I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. How many calcium and glucosamine supplements should I take daily?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine may help with the osteoarthritis pain at a dose of 1500 mg daily. The calcium will not help with either the bursitis or osteoarthritis. You need to discuss the need for supplements of calcium with your doctor. It is to prevent bone loss and the amount you need to take as a supplement depends upon your diet. ...Read more

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I am currently taking cod liver oil glucosamine chondroitina and 10pg of vit d. .. I wish to take calcium magnesium too but has 5.0 vit d isit ok?

Calcium not needed: Recent studies have shown that large doses of vitamin d are not advisable. Also, studies suggest that supplemental calcium also has little or no benefit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds.
Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately.
Do you really need all the others?
Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent.

If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more

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Glucosamine and calcium both are needed to get relief from pain in joints and are both beneficial for build up of Greece in the joints to fill up the?

Glucosamine and calcium both are needed to get relief from pain in joints and are both beneficial for build up of Greece in the joints to fill up the?

Calcium: Calcium deficiency is very common in all ages it takes years to show its effect later in life especially female
daily requirement is 1000 mg, any food you eat dose not provide more than half, daily 600 mg of ca plus VD
should be taken all life, Glucosamine help joints cartilage to stay healthy but still ca is the most important, ...Read more

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Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Are there any interactions between nutritional supplements like a good multivitamin, fish oils, calcium/magnesium, or joint support like glucosamine?

Of course, complex &: Controls are internal but only partially understood. As Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, not invented by MDs, issues only partially understood. Thus people promote importance of simple external things they can sell, often without consideration of individual situation or any relevant double-blind, prospective placebo controlled clinical trial data. Why? Because trials are expensive & might backfire? ...Read more

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How do you take glucosamine?

Orally: This is usually available otc in pill/tablet form and is taken orally. (glucosamine/chondroitin). For dosing, follow the lable or manufacturers recommendaitons. ...Read more

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Can I take glucosamine and arginine together?

Yes: They don`t conflict but there is not much evidence for their doing any good. ...Read more

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Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

3 months: You need to give glucosamine a 3 month trial at a dose of at least 1, 500 mg daily. Even then, its value is far from certain. ...Read more

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My back aches when I take 1500mg of glucosamine, but now the pain was gone. What could be happening in my back?

My back aches when I take 1500mg of glucosamine, but now the pain was gone. What could be happening in my back?

Impossible to say: It is very unlikely that taking the glucosamine caused your back pain. But while it has some support for help in knee arthritis, glucosamine generally doesn't help back pain at all. At your age, a strain from activity likely caused your back pain and, as expected, it has healed itself. Walking and back stretching and strengthening exercises may be helpful to prevent recurrences. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Who should take glucosamine and at what age? I am 61 yes should I take it

Controversial: There are no studies that prove glucosamine is beneficial in arthritis. On the other hand most studies have focused on one joint, particularly the knee. It, s not harmful but I wouldn't, t recommend it or not based on current studies in humans. ...Read more

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How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

It is not known yet: The best dose of glucosamine is not known. Most research studies have used doses of 1, 200 to 1, 500 mg per day, usually in two or three separate doses. Because supplement manufacture is more loosely regulated than drug manufacture and producers voluntarily follow good manufacturing practices, purchase glucosamine from a reputable supplier. ...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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Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

You can, but...: Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; train intelligently to avoid injuries; you can try g/c, but note they will be of theoretical benefit. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin?

Is it okay to take a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin?

Yes: Most products are sold together. Unless pt. Has allergy to it or has uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension majority of pts. Have no problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

Is it safe to take glucosamine plus chondroitin if you are under 18?

Safe, but why?: I guess it would be safe, but I don't see the need. The studies have shown treatment benefit, but not preventive benefit. I wouldn't think someone under the age of 18 would have joint damage for which this would be helpful. ...Read more