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How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

How are glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine different?

Very little: Glucosamine exists as a chemical pair with an oppositely charged molecule. Sulfate or an acetyl group can fill this roll. Nutritionally, the glucosamine is what matters so there is really little difference. ...Read more

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What's the difference between glucosamine sulfate and 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

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What are the differences between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

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

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Please help! What is the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Please help! What is the difference between glucosamine sulfate and n-acetyl glucosamine?

Totally different: These 2 substances are totally different. The acetyl form is a sugar and has no benefit for arthritic conditions. The glucosamine is a proteoglycan and is a component of cartilage. Some feel it can benefit osteoarthritis, especially involving the knees. ...Read more

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An article says, jarrow n acetyl glucosamine 750mg, jarrow glucosamine hci mega 1000mg, jarrow niainamide cure fructose malabsorption. Is it possible

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

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What can glucosamine do to help my physical health?

Not much: Supplements like glucosamine may have marginal benefit for joint health, but are not likely to affect the overall health of a person. ...Read more

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How does glucosamine affect joint health?

Normal compound: Glucosamine in the form of sulfate is found in the cartilage and synovial fluid of the joints it may be helpful to reduce the use of non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents.
Main application will be for the treatment of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine blood levels associated with joint health?

Are glucosamine blood levels associated with joint health?

No: Glucosamine level has nothing to do with your joint health as glucosamine is not derived from the joints only. It is part of the connective tissue, so any connective tissue destruction will elevate it. It's not a recommended test to diagnose or evaluate arthritis. ...Read more

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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 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?

Glucosamine: Glucosamine does not cause bulging disc. Disc bulging of the spine is usually secondary to a mechanical issue. A trial of physical therapy, and in some cases steroid injections may be helpful. I recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Is any real benefit to taking glucosamine?

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

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Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

Can taking glucosamine sulfate supplements benefit your joints?

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

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I have had many injuries including knee surgeries. Do supplements such as "glucosamine" have an actual benefit?

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

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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?

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

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How can glucosamine work on our bodies?

How can glucosamine work on our bodies?

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

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What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

Who knows?: Dietary supplements are not regulated by the fda, so there's no answer to your question. Everyone well tell you theirs is best, but....... ...Read more

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Please tell me can glucosamine be used as a preventative measure?

Yes: Yes, glucoasmine can help prevent the progression of arthritis which is what it has been approved to treat. It must be used for as least 4 months to see benefit. I would recommend pairing it with chodroitin, the pill may come with both. This is the best to help maintain cartilage. ...Read more

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Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Doubt it: 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

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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

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

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Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

Does glucosamine cause blood thinning?

No: Not known to affect this but if you have underlying coagulation problems or you are on any blood anticoagulants it may. But not by itself. ...Read more

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

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

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How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

How much glucosamine supplement do I take?

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

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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, I don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to take glucosamine sulfate?

Long term.: As far as we know, the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin is safe to use in the long term. Studies had people taking it for at least two years. ...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 and tramadol be taken at same time?

Yes, but: Yes, but safety issues for the latter and efficacy for the former must be evaluated. ...Read more

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Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

Should a young runner take glucosamine chondroitin?

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