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What Is The Difference In Effect Between Glucosamine And Glucosamine Sulfate
No difference: The active ingredient is the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Voodoo: Spend your money on a real doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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