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Doctor insights on: Msm Glucosamine Complex Medication

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Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

3 months: You need to give glucosamine a 3 month trial at a dose of at least 1, 500 mg daily. Even then, its value is far from certain. ...Read more

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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Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with glucosamine chondroiton msm?

Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more

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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

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What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

See details: The therapeutic options depend on the area involved and the severity of the involvement. Glucosamine and msn can be tried but these supplements are often not that effective. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about Triflex (glucosamine, msm, chond.) supplements? Are they all equally effective?

Not proven drugs: These drugs individually and separately have not been proven to benefit arthritis even though often taken. There is limited but unconfirmed evidence they help some joints, but there is not uniform agreement. ...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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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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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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I consume heavy doses of fish oils, glucosamine chondroitin msm and. Turmeric. Is it ok? Everyday

More is never better: In medicine it has been proven over and over and over that the assumption that taking more and more medications, supplements, vitamins will be better. But in reality when it comes to these things more is dangerous in almost all instances. So when a doctor hears a question like yours the red flags fly to full mast and worry begins to appear. The best advice I can give is to follow the recommended. ...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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Help docs, is glucosamine/msm/chondroiten good for stiff/possibly arthritic knees?

Help docs, is glucosamine/msm/chondroiten good for stiff/possibly arthritic knees?

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. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product. ...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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Question for my dad: he wants to get some joint supplement, he do not suffer any joint pain/do not exercise a lot just once a week, what content of glucosamine should he get? W msm/chondrotin sulfate? Thanks!

Question for my dad: he wants to get some joint supplement, he do not suffer any joint pain/do not exercise a lot just once a week, what content of glucosamine should he get? W msm/chondrotin sulfate? Thanks!

Exercise is better: There are many ways to exercise. Walking is a great choice. Normal joints are kept healthy by using them. The cartilage is helped by loading, by use, by movement. Supplements might help some folks, but my advice, based on what you wrote: encourage him to exercise! Perhaps you can do it together. ...Read more

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Glucosamine chondroitin with msm while breast feeding. .. Is it safe to take?

Glucosamine chondroitin with msm while breast feeding. .. Is it safe to take?

Unknown: The bigger question is why would a 30 year old want to take these supplements in the first place. I would urge you do not. ...Read more

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Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok? Effects?

Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok? Effects?

Vitamin D level: Can be checked by your doc and that will determine how much you need. Many people take 5k ius daily but you would need to check w/doc. ...Read more

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Chronic pain fr hip to thigh. Sometimes stiff n worsen by movement. Osteoarthritis? Glucosamine+chondroitin+msm help?

Chronic pain fr hip to thigh. Sometimes stiff n worsen by movement. Osteoarthritis? Glucosamine+chondroitin+msm help?

Maybe hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Is it safe to take Prilosec, glucosamine, msm, chondroiton, chlorophyll, calcium citrate, multi vitamin, and vitamin d together and daily?

Multiple meds: That is a big load of meds.
Some, such as Vitamin D, do not need a prescription or blood test. Over-the counter vitamin D is inexpensive and does not need a prescription. Even better it is already in your milk and you don't really need to buy Vitamin D separately.
Do you really need all the others?
Look up "NuVal" on the web and see what foods are best for you rather than meds. ...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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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more