WASHINGTON -- "The Great Debate: Perspectives on Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Sulfate" will take place at The 70th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) on Tuesday, November 14, from 9:20 a.
The National Institutes of Health is launching a study to see if glucosamine plus chondroitin
works better than either alone.
Glucosamine and chondroitin
are substances the body uses to build cartilage.
An article published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed the discovery of a lower risk of death from all causes among users of the arthritis supplements chondroitin
and glucosamine over an average 5-year follow-up period.
In patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, does the use of chondroitin
, glucosamine, or both in combination alleviate pain and improve function compared with NSAIDs or placebo?
For runners using coumadin, discuss taking glucosamine and chondroitin
sulfate with your doctor.
Combination of FCHG49 Glucosamine Hydrochloride and TRH122 Chondroitin
Sulfate Reduces Levels of C-reactive Protein Compared to Placebo
A new study has indicated that adding TSI Group's proprietary processed PUREFLEX brand low molecular weight chondroitin
sulfate to a glucosamine sulfate regimen provided a statistically significant reduction in loss of knee cartilage.
The 2-year Study on Osteoarthritis Progression Prevention (STOPP) included 622 patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis from 40 centers in Europe and the United States, randomized to receive oral chondroitin
sulfate 800 mg/day or placebo.
supplements frequently contain less chondroitin
than their labels claim.
Dismissed a decade ago as "snake oil," glucosamine and chondroitin
sulfate have gained respect as treatments for osteoarthritis, Dr.
She's curious about the extremely high placebo response rate and wonders whether some members of that group might have been taking glucosamine and chondroitin
on their own.