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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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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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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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If I take glucosamine and chondroitin will it help my joints?

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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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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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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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

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What has been your experience with glucosamine and chondroitin in regard to arthritis?

What has been your experience with glucosamine and chondroitin in regard to arthritis?

50/50: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies show mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend vs. Prescribing these for knee oa b/c a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; anecdotally, some people feel improved, some don't; take 1500/1200 mg g/c daily for many weeks to see if it works for you, talk to your doc about them. ...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