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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


Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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What does glucosamine chondroitin do to your body?

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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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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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 / 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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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

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How much glucosamine/chondroitin to help heal a torn ligament?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine works at all. I believe that it does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. There is almost no evidence that it helps torn ligaments. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm healthy for a 16 year old boy?

Not unhealthy: This supplement is not unhealthy but it not likely to help in any way in a 16 year old boy or girl. ...Read more

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Will taking Glucosamine Chondroitin interfere with my Levothyroxin 25mg.?

Take thyroid first: Take your thyroid med first thing in the morning and wait an hour before other meds and supplements. This should be safe with glucosamine/chondroitin. ...Read more

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Why is the medical community disapproving of glucosamine chondroitin supplements?

Why is the medical community disapproving of glucosamine chondroitin supplements?

Lack of evidence: There is no hard conclusive evidence that they work. Anecdotes do not count. However, if the diagnosis is osteoarthritis, especially of the knee or shoulder, I usually have patients give glucosamine a three month trial as glucosamine is very safe (unless shellfish allergy). If it does work, it works within three months. Less problems than with prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking glucosamine chondroitin to help relieve your TMJ pain?

Can you tell me about taking glucosamine chondroitin to help relieve your TMJ pain?

May help: Some studies show it helps: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11842864 ...Read more

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How long before glucosamine & chondroitin & zyflamend start working to decrease inflammation?

They don't work: There is no data that suggests glucosamine and chondroitin have any benefit for inflammation. It is possible that they do help osteoarthritic pain. One must give it a 3 month trial before deciding if these supplements are effective. ...Read more

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Side effects of using glucosamine & chondroitin for arthritis?

Side effects of using glucosamine & chondroitin for arthritis?

See below: I have not seen much in the way of side effects with these supplements. A while back there was some speculation that glucosamine might raise the blood sugar in diabetics but this has not been the case. Like any medication or supplement, anyone can have side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine chondroitin for arthritis?

Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were mild and infrequent consisting of constipation, stomach ache, rash and hives. Since glucosamine is often made from the shells of crustaceans there is a theoretical risk of an allergic reaction for those with seafood allergies, but is rarely seen. ...Read more

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How useful is glucosamine-chondroitin-msm in treating joint pains?

How useful is glucosamine-chondroitin-msm in treating joint pains?

I am not sure: The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplements is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair. Some study shows less pain in the joint, like when people take Motrin but real evidence of cartilage repair. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine chondroitin raise blood glucose?

Can glucosamine chondroitin raise blood glucose?

See below: Initially it was thought large doses could do it, but subsequent studies have not demonstrated this. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate glucosamine/chondroitin supplement that you have used for bursitis?

None!: Bursa have no cartilage. They could not work! I am dubious that they are of benefit in any form of arthritis! ...Read more

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Glucosamine (Definition)

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