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What's the best glucosamine hci, chondroitin sulfate and msm product out there for athletes?

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

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 glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis?

Variable: Some people report considerable relief with this combination, others report no help at all. Interestingly, in dogs, relief is much more common. The only way to find out is to try it for 3 months as it may take that long. Consider adding msm to the regimen as that acts as an anti-inflamatory and can also help.
As always, check with your primary care physician first. ...Read more

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Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this does not seem to happen in people without diabetes. In general, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are very safe, but they should be stopped at least one week prior to any surgery as they may have a blood thinning effect. ...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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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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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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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 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 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?

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?

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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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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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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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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Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Please can you tell me what is this medication for? Medication-Procart (chondrotin Sulfate and curcumin extract).

Inflammation joint: Chondroitin Sulfate is usually used to help with chronic degenerative joint disease. Chondroitin helps to preserve cartilage and support joint health. Curcumin is an anti inflammatory to help in more acute situations. This combination may help with chronic joint pain and or swelling. ...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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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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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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I was wondering is glucosamine and chondroitin good for osteoarthritis?

I was wondering is glucosamine and chondroitin good for osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis: There is little if any good scientific evidence that these supplements actually work to prevent or reverse osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

64%: Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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How will chondroitin compare to nsaids for the treatment of osteoarthritis?

How will chondroitin compare to nsaids for the treatment of osteoarthritis?

Likely not as good: Although a study last year showed chondroitin improved hand oa pain, it still isn't usually as effective as nsaids. ...Read more