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What Are The Health Benefits Of N Acetyl Glucosamine
Absorption.: The n-acetyl variant is more quickly absorbed. I would not pay the higher cost, though, since the sulfate variant is also well absorbed, albeit not as quickly. Also, glcnac is the monomeric unit of the polymer chitin, which forms the outer coverings of insects and crustaceans. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, therefore, sourced difference. ...Read more
Different forms: Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health. It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out. ...Read more
An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible
Might help, not cure:
Fructose malabsorption may be caused by deficiency of glut5 (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/glut5). I found a report of someone having relief taking the 1st 2 supps you mention (http://glutenfreesoyfree. Wordpress. Com/2012/03/05/potential-cure-for-fructose-malabsorption/)
they said these heal cells that produce glut5. There's no research on this but it seems possible. However, on stopping it recurred. ...Read more
Can I give my 7 yrs old child w/ fructose malabsorption, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000 mg & jarrow niainamide?
I took some glucosamine to maximize my joint health though I did not need it. Could this be the cause of my bulging discs in my lower back?
I do: There have been numerous studies examining this subject. While not every study is favorable there are several well controlled studies which have shown benefit, especially for oa of the knees. Take at least 1, 500 mg daily for at least a 3 month trial before deciding if it helps. ...Read more
Possibly: Some patients believe it is helpful for joint pain. Clinical studies have not shown significant benefit. In my practice I have seen patient's get relief in their knees and hips. If you want to use it, it must be taken regularly and possibly up to three months to be effective. ...Read more
I have had many injuries including knee surgeries. Do supplements such as "glucosamine" have an actual benefit?
When there's OA: 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. Start when arthritis is evident and painful. ...Read more
My knees hurt when I bend down. ( i.e., . to pick up something). What can be done about this? Does glucosamine and hydrodyn really work?
Evidence Lacking: The use of glucosamine chondroitin is a very popular over the counter supplement that many people take for osteoarthritis. Research is mixed on its efficacy. Some research indicates that the glucosamine sulfate version may be the one that works. Often people look towards the more expensive combination of glucosamie and msm. It would be good to see an orthopedic physician. ...Read more
Rebuild cartilage.: 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
There is not much evidence of liver damage by glucosamine. According to mayo clinic : one patient developed liver inflammation (acute cholestatic hepatitis) after taking glucosamine forte. Review this good article.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/glucosamine/ns_patient-glucosamine/dsection=safety. ...Read more
Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the arthritic problem but no medication or supplement does at this time for oa. Occassionally I have seen some relief in knee and hip pain in rare patients. ...Read more
Cartilage Components: Glucosamine is a modified sugar that can be crosslinked to form shellfish shells and glycosaminoglyans, a major component of connective tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is a particular kind of glycosaminoglycan that is especially prevalent in cartilage and is often depleted during osteoarthritis.. ...Read more
It is not known yet: The best dose of glucosamine is not known. Most research studies have used doses of 1, 200 to 1, 500 mg per day, usually in two or three separate doses. Because supplement manufacture is more loosely regulated than drug manufacture and producers voluntarily follow good manufacturing practices, purchase glucosamine from a reputable supplier. ...Read more
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
Yes, but: Yes, but safety issues for the latter and efficacy for the former must be evaluated. ...Read more
You can, but...: Glucosamine & chondroitin might help w osteoarthritis pain; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend against prescription of these for knee oa as a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; there is no evidence at present to show they can prevent future joint problems; train intelligently to avoid injuries; you can try g/c, but note they will be of theoretical benefit. Good luck! ...Read more