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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Glucosamine Chondroitin On The Liver

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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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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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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Taking glucosamine chondroitin, resveraltrol, collagen, hyaluronic acid for 6 mo. Will it (or additives in it) cause harmful effect on liver?

Probably not: First of all, why are you taking these supplements? If they are high quality, pharmaceutical grade products, they will probably not cause liver damage. My advice is to seek a consultation with a physician who is familiar with vitamins and supplements and come up with a plan to maximize your health. ...Read more

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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

What is diagnosis?: That's always the most important place to start. Have you had an evaluation for cause of back pain with an allopathic doc, or a rheumatologist? Back pain in 28 year olds sometimes can be due to autoimmune arthritis, and the treatments available are far better than your current regimen. Glucosamine is a proven therapy, the rest are likely a waste of money. Consider getting a rheumatology opinion. ...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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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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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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Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?

Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?

See details: Glucosamine will have no benefit. There is little data to suggest it has any benefit for low back pain. Instead, have the issue evaluated. There are many causes of low back pain. Do not self treat. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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