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Doctor insights on: Which Is Better For Arthritis Msm Or Chondroitin Supplements

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck!

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Is it safe to take testim (testosterone gel) with glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin & msm, and omega 3 supplements? Anything I should /shouldnt take

Why?: The testim is safe, but have you really been checked out to determine if your need it? Did you take Anabolic steroids earlier in your life that may have caused your current deficiency? Testim good if you need testorsterone replacement, the other stuff if junk and won't help you in any way - except to spend your money needlessly. Nothing else you should take, lots you shouldn't. Avoid internet info.

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Question for my dad: he wants to get some joint supplement, he do not suffer any joint pain/do not exercise a lot just once a week, what content of glucosamine should he get? W msm/chondrotin sulfate? Thanks!

Question for my dad: he wants to get some joint supplement, he do not suffer any joint pain/do not exercise a lot just once a week, what content of glucosamine should he get? W msm/chondrotin sulfate? Thanks!

Exercise is better: There are many ways to exercise. Walking is a great choice. Normal joints are kept healthy by using them. The cartilage is helped by loading, by use, by movement. Supplements might help some folks, but my advice, based on what you wrote: encourage him to exercise! Perhaps you can do it together.

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Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

No: The above substances resemble the building blocks of a cartilage, but not of muscle. They will be ineffective in case of a muscle tear.

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Will taking glucosamine chondroitin msm cause diabetes after 7 days?

Will taking glucosamine chondroitin msm cause diabetes after 7 days?

No: However, a poorly controlled diabetic can have blood sugar issues made worse by taking glucosamine.

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Are glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm healthy for a 16 year old boy?

Not unhealthy: This supplement is not unhealthy but it not likely to help in any way in a 16 year old boy or girl.

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I was wondering are glucosamine, chondroitin and msm okay to take with gabapentin?

Www. Drugs. Com: This website shows that no drug interactions could be found. I also checked the epocrates website and there were no interactions for glucosamine or chondroitin but they did not list anything regarding msm best wishes.

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How useful is glucosamine-chondroitin-msm in treating joint pains?

How useful is glucosamine-chondroitin-msm in treating joint pains?

I am not sure: The theory behind using the glucosamine and chondroitin joint supplements is that more of the cartilage building blocks will be available for cartilage repair. Some study shows less pain in the joint, like when people take Motrin but real evidence of cartilage repair. Thank you.

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What are differences are between msm & chondroitin?

TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary.

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What's the best glucosamine hci, chondroitin sulfate and msm product out there for athletes?

See below: In my opinion (and not necessarily based on any head-to-head studies), I feel that osteo bi-flex and cosamin ds are two of the highest quality glucosamine and chondrotin products. There are very few studies that demonstrate a benefit from msm, so I personally do not endorse its use.

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I consume heavy doses of fish oils, glucosamine chondroitin msm and. Turmeric. Is it ok? Everyday

More is never better: In medicine it has been proven over and over and over that the assumption that taking more and more medications, supplements, vitamins will be better. But in reality when it comes to these things more is dangerous in almost all instances. So when a doctor hears a question like yours the red flags fly to full mast and worry begins to appear. The best advice I can give is to follow the recommended.

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Glucosamine chondroitin with msm while breast feeding. .. Is it safe to take?

Glucosamine chondroitin with msm while breast feeding. .. Is it safe to take?

Unknown: The bigger question is why would a 30 year old want to take these supplements in the first place. I would urge you do not.

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Chronic pain fr hip to thigh. Sometimes stiff n worsen by movement. Osteoarthritis? Glucosamine+chondroitin+msm help?

Chronic pain fr hip to thigh. Sometimes stiff n worsen by movement. Osteoarthritis? Glucosamine+chondroitin+msm help?

Maybe hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval. Good luck.

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy.

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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more