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Does anyone have an experience with Glucosamine with chondroitin and Fish Oil? I have arthritis of the knee and back issues and was wondering if this will help or be a waste of money.
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replied May 3rd, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Glucosamine is a natural compound that is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is a normal constituent of glycoaminoglycans in cartilage matrix and synovial fluid.

The use of glucosamine sulfate benefits by strengthening cartilage and aiding glycosaminoglycan synthesis. Glucosamine is commonly taken in combination with chondroitin, a glycosaminoglycan derived from articular cartilage.

Use of glucosamine, in patients with osteoarthritis, and may allow for reduced doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.


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replied August 11th, 2011
Yes, glucosamine can be extremely beneficial, especially when combined with chondroitin. You will find all kinds of opinions on this supplement, but users of the supplement will tell you that it vastly improved their quality of life. However, there are many different forms: pills, capsules, etc. The best form is a liquid formula, since it is easily absorbed and can get to work fast. A friend suggest Synflex to me, which has worked well.
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replied August 29th, 2011
Omega-3 fatty acids in cold water fish such as tuna, herring and salmon contain anti-inflammatory properties. Glucosamine is a very popular supplemental treatment for osteoarthritis, but may have benefit in rheumatoid arthritis as well. Last autumn, a good-quality study of 51 RA patients found that 1,500 mg of glucosamine a day significantly improved symptoms.
along with this two Vitamin E also reduces the pain
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replied September 15th, 2011
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If you have arthritis, glucosamine and and chondroitin are good substances for your treatment. It helps in the repair of your cartilages and makes sure that your body is well-protected, respectively. On the other hand, fish oil also has many benefits. However, consult your doctor about whether it is okay to take them even if you are dealing with your joints with medicine.
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