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What is the difference in effect between glucosamine and glucosamine sulfate?

What is the difference in effect between glucosamine and glucosamine sulfate?

Probably the $20 : Probably the money they charge you for these "ingredients" but nothing else worth further writing about! ...Read more

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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


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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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Whats 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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Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between glucosamine and hyaluronic acid?

See details: Glucosamine is a supplement and is basically a proteoglycan which is the major component of cartilage. Hyaluronic acid is a major component of joint fluid. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a phentermine capsule and tablet?

What are the differences between a phentermine capsule and tablet?

Phentermine: Capsules can be taken once a day and tablets are prescribed by your doctor to be taken 1-3 times a day. The drug is a weight loss product and will help you. That said you should pay careful attention to your diet and also try and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis?

Very different: Osteoporosis refers to thinning of the bones and generally affects the whole skeleton. It is a painless process unless a fracture occurs. Osteoarthritis refers to a painful joint disease due to narrowing of the joints so bone may be rubbing on bone. It may commonly affect the joints of the hips, knees, or hands. ...Read more

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What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

What is the difference between triacylglycerol and phospholipids?

Polarity: Hi. Phospholipids (PLs) are polar, amphipathic molecules: part of the molecule loves a water environment and the other part loves an oily (non-water) environment. PLs are the main lipid component of cell membranes and the coats of lipoproteins. Triglycerides (fats, like butter, oils, lard) are hydrophobic and not soluble in water. PLs help create a hydrophobic environment for non-water soluble lip ...Read more

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What is the difference between vitamin packs and multivitamins?

What is the difference between vitamin packs and multivitamins?

Varying formats: Generally a multivitamin has many vitamins, minerals and occ. Herbs/auxillary nutrients combined into a single capsule or tablet (though taking several a day may be advised). Vitamin packs usually have the various components segregated- they might have one tablet or capsule with vitamins, one with minerals, one with vit. E, one with herbs etc., though they can be quite variable how they're divided. ...Read more

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What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

What is the difference between RA and osteoarthritis?

Very different.: Ra is a destructive, inflammatory, immunological process affecting joints and other body organs. Oa is an insidious, degenerative joint process with less inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lipo vite and phentermine?

What is the difference between lipo vite and phentermine?

Big Difference: Lipovite is an injection that claims to reduce fat accumulation by the liver using a combination of enzymes and b vitamins. Phentermine is essentially an appetite suppressant. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form.Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the difference between N-acetylcysteine and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine?

What is the difference between N-acetylcysteine and N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine?

Why: do you want to know? Why are you concerned about either compound. Perhaps if we know this we can give you a reasonable response. ...Read more

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What is the difference between all Diclofenic tablets, such as diclofenic sodium, diclofenic potassium, and etc? Is there one superior for joint pain?

What is the difference between all Diclofenic tablets, such as diclofenic sodium, diclofenic potassium, and etc? Is there one superior for joint pain?

Diclofenac: It comes either 50mg or 75mg twice a day as needed or a 100mg once a day (longer acting) tab. They are the same class as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and nap rosin (aleve) along with other. You should not take more than one from his class for pain and inflammation. You should not take any if you have a history of stomach ulcers or kidney dz, avoid with heart failure and possibly asthma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dry vitamin and the softgels?

What is the difference between dry vitamin and the softgels?

Only the "carrier": Vitamins can be foul-tasting, so manufacturers sometimes make the tablets a chewy tasty gel, a sugary chewable tablet or candy-taste liquid (children's vitamins), or just coat the tablet with a sweet or "protective" no-taste shell. The important stuff inside--the actual vitamin(s)--are the same regardless of carrier! ...Read more