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Doctor insights on: Glucosamine Chondroitin Sulfate Vs Msm

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How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

Very little: Glucosamine exists as a chemical pair with an oppositely charged molecule. Sulfate or an acetyl group can fill this roll. Nutritionally, the glucosamine is what matters so there is really little difference. ...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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Which is better for bone- glucosamine sulphate or glucosamine chondrotin?

Which is better for bone- glucosamine sulphate or glucosamine chondrotin?

Glucosamine/ chondro: Mainly used 4 joint pain. 4 bones u need calcium, vit-d and wt bearing exercise, the easiest is walking as it can b done wherever u r. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Absorption.: The n-acetyl variant is more quickly absorbed. I would not pay the higher cost, though, since the sulfate variant is also well absorbed, albeit not as quickly. Also, glcnac is the monomeric unit of the polymer chitin, which forms the outer coverings of insects and crustaceans. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, therefore, sourced difference. ...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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Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Possibly: Some patients believe it is helpful for joint pain. Clinical studies have not shown significant benefit. In my practice I have seen patient's get relief in their knees and hips. If you want to use it, it must be taken regularly and possibly up to three months to be effective. ...Read more

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What are the differences between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Different forms: Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health. It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out. ...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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Whats 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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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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Will L-arginine l lysine and l orthinine interact with prilosec, glucosamine chondroiton, or msm?

No: there is no interaction between these amino acids and the prilosec, msm, or glucosamine You should be just fine Make sure the prilosec does not stop acid production in your stomach because you need the acid to absorb some of the medications and vitamins ...Read more

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An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

Might help, not cure: Fructose malabsorption may be caused by deficiency of glut5 (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/glut5). I found a report of someone having relief taking the 1st 2 supps you mention (http://glutenfreesoyfree.Wordpress.Com/2012/03/05/potential-cure-for-fructose-malabsorption/) they said these heal cells that produce glut5. There's no research on this but it seems possible. However, on stopping it recurred. ...Read more

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Is msm beneficial?

Maybe.: I usually ask patients to tell me if they feel it works. There is not a lot of evidence to support it, but some patients feel it does. It would not be right to stop it. ...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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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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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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Whats 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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Msm (Definition)

Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about ...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