I take a multivitamin, I take extra C, I take chondroitin and glucosamine for my joints, I take calcium for my bones. And by the way, weight-bearing exercises can help ward off osteoporosis and yoga helps ward off arthritis - Raquel Welch


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Glucosamine - The Bubble is Burst... Maybe...

Glucosamine, marketed as a nutritional supplement is one of the most frequently taken dietary supplements for the treatment of joint pain and osteoarthritis (OA) worldwide. Many patients claim that it is effective in relieving their symptoms, such as pain and limited range of motion. But now, after a number of prestigious studies have demonstrated no benefit from glucosamine, its value has been rather soundly dismissed.

Glucosamine occurs naturally as a cartilage building block and is an amino sugar that the body produces and distributes in cartilage and other connective tissue.  Of significance glucosamine is needed for the production of glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycans which…

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 Glucosamine - The Bubble is Burst... Maybe...

Just about everyone you know who exercises or has joint pain has taken glucosamine at one time or another, and most people swear by it. Yet recently several studies have demonstrated that the benefits of glucosamine are overrated. So, are you wasting your money?


The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has stated that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of glucosamine in osteoarthritis and recommends that it should not be funded by the NHS.

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