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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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What is the definition or description of: chondroitin?

What is the definition or description of: chondroitin?

Nutritional suppleme: 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 done in animal husbandry. ...Read more

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What are side effects of chondroitin?

What are side effects of chondroitin?

Doesn't work!: Both chondroitin and glucosamine can appreciably increase blood sugar. Their is scant evidence it works. 3.8 bilolion per year spent on these supplments. ...Read more

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What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

Who knows?: Dietary supplements are not regulated by the fda, so there's no answer to your question. Everyone well tell you theirs is best, but....... ...Read more

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What are differences are between msm & chondroitin?

TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary. ...Read more

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

Glucosamine/chondroi: Try it--necessary ingredients for the production of healthy cartilage. ...Read more

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Cartilage Components: Glucosamine is a modified sugar that can be crosslinked to form shellfish shells and glycosaminoglyans, a major component of connective tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is a particular kind of glycosaminoglycan that is especially prevalent in cartilage and is often depleted during osteoarthritis.. ...Read more

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How effective is chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis?

How effective is chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis?

Unknown: Just like glucosamine, chondroitin has not shown to be significantly helpful in oa. Of course there are people who do take these supplements and believe they are helpful for oa. In my practice, I have not seen significant benefit but I see patients with fairly severe oa. ...Read more

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How much chondroitin supplement can I take?

1, 000 mg: This is the recommended dose to take with glucosamine 1, 500 mg for joint related pain. ...Read more

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How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

May help: A study recently showed it to relieve hand pain from oa, but it would not reverse or stop the arthritis process. ...Read more

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What does glucosamine chondroitin do to your body?

Help cartilage: They are the building blocks of normal cartilage. If you can take them in a form that you can absorb thru your GI tract there is some research that shows that 1500 mg + in divided doses can decrease joint pain from arthritic joints. Read book "cure for arthritis" details many of the studies. Studies are on going, vets have been using it for years on dogs with good success. ...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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Can chondroitin and glucosamin help with osteoporosis?

Can chondroitin and glucosamin help with osteoporosis?

No, sadly.: Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation has been shown to rebuild lost joint cartilage and to help with bone pain, but I don't believe they help strengthen bones. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine chondroitin suggested for my jack russel?

Is glucosamine chondroitin suggested for my jack russel?

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. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work for everyone?

Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work for everyone?

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. But it's from shark so fish allergies may be an issue. ...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

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

See below: For some under the age 18 having arthritic pain warrants an medical evaluation and glucosamine/chondroitin has only been looked at in adults with osteoarthritis. Someone under the age of 18 having joint pain is typically not osteoarthritis---see your doctor. ...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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Can glucosamine chondroitin affect gout?

No no effect on gout: It has no effect on gout good or bad. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Unconvincing: Research has failed to give convincing evidence of benefit. Anecdotally, however, I have patients that swear by it. So, if it doesn't break the bank, a 2-3 month trial cannot hurt. But if no benefit, don't expect a longer duration to of any further benefit. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine / chondroitin work as a preservative?

No evidence!: These substances are not preservatives. Used for arthritis problems, primarily osteoarthritis. I, as are many others, skeptical of there benefit. Nonethless, they are not preservatives. Gin is! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine & chondroitin?

What are the side effects of glucosamine & chondroitin?

Virtually none: They can cause mild GI issues. If you are a poorly controlled diabetic glucosamine could raise blood sugars. ...Read more

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What's 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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Has anyone used and saw a positive response to glucosamine /chondroitin for costochondris? Thank you

Has anyone used and saw a positive response to glucosamine /chondroitin for costochondris? Thank you

While not,,,,: Studies are very divided whether effective or not, but the target treatment is meant for osteoarthritis of a joint. Costochondritis is not osteoarthritis but inflammation of the cartilage and attachments to the sternum. There is no cartilage degeneration per se. Pain comes from the inflammation, period. So there would be no benefit, whatsoever. ...Read more