Glucosamine & Chondroitin 90 caps SF767
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Details
Supplementing with glucosamine & chondroitin sulfates can provide significant benefit for musculoskeletal support.* Chondroitin sulfates, a category of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), are required for the formation of various important components of joint cartilage.* These two nutrients support joint function and mobility by enhancing the body’s production of GAGs and preventing their degradation.* Clinical research indicates that supplementing with chondroitin sulfates supports joint structures.* Some studies have concluded that the combination of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate protects and supports joint surfaces more effectively than glucosamine sulfate alone.*
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Contains ingredient derived from shellfish (glucosamine sulfate = crab and/or shrimp).
If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.
How to Use
Take 1 capsule three times daily or as recommended by your health professional.
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Do glucosamine and chondroitin really help arthritis pain?
Published: July, 2013
Some people swear that over-the-counter dietary supplements called glucosamine and chondroitin ease arthritis pain, reduce stiffness, and protect joints from further damage. Others say they don’t help.
A major study of glucosamine and chondroitin published in The New England Journal of Medicine concluded that how much relief a person gets depends on how severe his or her arthritis pain is to begin with.
Among 1,500 participants with knee osteoarthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin taken alone or together provided no more relief than placebo. Those with mild pain did not see much benefit. People with more severe pain experienced modest relief with the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin.
If you’re wondering whether glucosamine and chondroitin might work for you, the answer is “it depends.” If your osteoarthritis pain is moderate or significant, try taking both glucosamine and chondroitin for two to three months. If you find they ease your pain, it’s reasonable to keep using them. If not, save your money. As always, if you choose to try these or any other vitamins, supplements, or alternative therapies, tell your doctor.