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Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural substances found in and around the cartilage of the joints. There are no sources of glucosamine or chondroitin found in foods, but it is available in a large variety of supplements. Supplemental glucosamine helps the body to build and keep healthy cartilage and chondroitin has anti-inflammatory effects that prevents cartilage breakdown and maintains elasticity.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Adequate amounts of Glucosamine and Chondroitin are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Adequate amounts of Glucosamine and Chondroitin are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

  • Cartilage breakdown

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Excessive intake of Glucosamine and Chondroitin may involve the following risks:

  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Fluctuating insulin levels
  • Use should be medically monitored in people with diabetes
  • Use should be medically monitored in people taking bold thinners
  • Not for use in children
  • Not for use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible serious interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Glucosamine and Chondroitin) include:

  • Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate

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