How much glucosamine/chondroitin to help heal a torn ligament?

Controversial. There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine works at all. I believe that it does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. There is almost no evidence that it helps torn ligaments.

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Can you tell me about taking glucosamine chondroitin to help relieve your TMJ pain?

Try it. Worth a try. Will need to do this for at least six weeks for optimum results. This usually does not solve the problem for my patients. Good luck. Read more...
Possibly but... taking the supplement should be fine, but much better, if possible, to try and get to the source of your issue and treat accordingly- physical therapy, exercises, mouthpieces, etc. Read more...
TMJ pain. Gucosamine chondroitin will not help. TMJ pain is a symptom, usually the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), a bad bite, or in rare cases arthritis. See your dentist, or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction, for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Read more...
May help. Some studies show it helps: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11842864. Read more...

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...
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...

Does glucosamine / chondroitin work as a preservative?

No evidence ! These substances are not preservatives. Used for arthritis problems, primarily osteoarthritis. I, as are many others, skeptical of there benefit. Nonethless, they are not preservatives. Gin is! Read more...