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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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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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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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Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this does not seem to happen in people without diabetes. In general, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are very safe, but they should be stopped at least one week prior to any surgery as they may have a blood thinning effect. ...Read more

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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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My grandmother is 70 and her doctor told her she has osteoarthritis. Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work?

My grandmother is 70 and her doctor told her she has osteoarthritis. Does glucosamine and chondroitin really work?

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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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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