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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Has anyone used and saw a positive response to glucosamine /chondroitin for costochondris? Thank you

Has anyone used and saw a positive response to glucosamine /chondroitin for costochondris? Thank you

While not,,,,: Studies are very divided whether effective or not, but the target treatment is meant for osteoarthritis of a joint. Costochondritis is not osteoarthritis but inflammation of the cartilage and attachments to the sternum. There is no cartilage degeneration per se. Pain comes from the inflammation, period. So there would be no benefit, whatsoever. ...Read more

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How much glucosamine/chondroitin to help heal a torn ligament?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine works at all. I believe that it does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. There is almost no evidence that it helps torn ligaments. ...Read more

Hyaluronic Acid (Definition)

Hyaluronic acid is a long chain polysaccharide, or sugar type of molecule. It is a naturally occurring substance that is a normal part of our body. It can be injected into the body to fill wrinkles. Our body eventually breaks the material down, so the ...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