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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

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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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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Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis ?

Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis ?

Qualified yes: They are good enablers for regular anti-inflammatories like advil and aleve (naproxen) but their effect on arthritis is weak without advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

No: The above substances resemble the building blocks of a cartilage, but not of muscle. They will be ineffective in case of a muscle tear. ...Read more

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Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis ?

Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis ?

It can be: There is evidence that those supplements help with arthritis pain. My advice is always to try it for about 3 months. If you have no relief in that time then there is no point to continue taking the supplement. If it helps then continue. ...Read more

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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, i don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis. ...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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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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Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

No: Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health of your knee cartilage. In a knee arthroplasty, the cartilage is removed and the knee is resurfaced/replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. Since there is no cartilage left, any benefit, which is theoretical anyway, would not be seen. ...Read more

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I was wondering are glucosamine, chondroitin and msm okay to take with gabapentin?

Www.drugs.com: This website shows that no drug interactions could be found. I also checked the epocrates website and there were no interactions for glucosamine or chondroitin but they did not list anything regarding msm best wishes. ...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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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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Do arthritis supplements really work?

Do arthritis supplements really work?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. Other supplements have never been proven unequivocally. ...Read more

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Do fish oil supplements like Omega-3 work for arthritis, and is it safe to take with NSAID's?

Do fish oil supplements like Omega-3 work for arthritis, and is it safe to take with NSAID's?

Good combo: Glucosamine and Omega-3 is a good combo with anti-inflammatory properties. There is no drug interactions between NSAIDs and Omega 3. ...Read more

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

What is diagnosis?: That's always the most important place to start. Have you had an evaluation for cause of back pain with an allopathic doc, or a rheumatologist? Back pain in 28 year olds sometimes can be due to autoimmune arthritis, and the treatments available are far better than your current regimen. Glucosamine is a proven therapy, the rest are likely a waste of money. Consider getting a rheumatology opinion. ...Read more

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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