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Which Is Better For Arthritis Msm Or Chondroitin Supplements
Can you tell me how much time does it take to feel the results of glucosamine, chondroitin & msm supplements?
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
Hi wondering if it is safe to take a liquid calcium supplement at night with glucosamine chondroitin and msm supplement?
Yes: Safe, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: It has no effect on ligaments.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not unhealthy: This supplement is not unhealthy but it not likely to help in any way in a 16 year old boy or girl. ...Read more
What are the side effects of flex a min triple strength vitamin Flex-A-Min Glucosamine Chondroitin Msm Tablets Triple Strength?
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. ...Read more
TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were mild and infrequent consisting of constipation, stomach ache, rash and hives. Since glucosamine is often made from the shells of crustaceans there is a theoretical risk of an allergic reaction for those with seafood allergies, but is rarely seen. ...Read more
Can you tell me success rate with MSM? Using it to treat chronic pain & arthritis. Low dose by choice but we think it's helping been using for amonth
No evidence: There are no well-conducted studies to show that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is safe or effective for any disorder. ...Read more
Unconvincing: Research has failed to give convincing evidence of benefit. Anecdotally, however, I have patients that swear by it. So, if it doesn't break the bank, a 2-3 month trial cannot hurt. But if no benefit, don't expect a longer duration to of any further benefit. ...Read more
50/50: Glucosamine & chondroitin are supplements some believe help osteoarthritis pain; studies show mixed results; the american academy of orthopedic surgeons recommend vs. Prescribing these for knee oa b/c a randomized controlled trial showed no benefit; anecdotally, some people feel improved, some don't; take 1500/1200 mg g/c daily for many weeks to see if it works for you, talk to your doc about them. ...Read more
What do you think about taking glucosamine and chondroitin daily not to cure but to prevent arthrosis and arthritis when you are still rather young?
Interesting: Questioner asks re: efficacy of glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate used long-term to prevent arthritis. The study has never been done & any medical doctor opinions about the worthiness or lack thereof of these these nutritional supplement therapies is meaningless. All humans are advised to feed their bodies natural substances critical for health & well being; the basis of Orthomolecular Medicine. ...Read more
Is there any supplement or vitamin or something that will help w/ joint pain not due 2 arthritis. Ex: glucosamine & chondroitin. Does it really help?
I have spinal stenosis, lately having hip pain that goes to groin, knee and down my leg. It's worse when walking, which I do daily. Dr said could be arthritis and said to take glucosamine/chondroitin. That doesn't help, any suggestions? Is this related to
Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more
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
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