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Glucosamine/Condroitin

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  1. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    Anybody on this crap? Do you have a recommended brand? Did it work?

    The vitamin thread got me thinking...i've started increasing running mileage and training, it would be nice to have some spry joints to go with it.
     
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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Yes I take it every day. I started taking it about 5 years ago , when I hurt one of my Knees , it didn't help that Knee , but it helped the other kneee which was always sore. and this past november I ran out , and Well I just kept forgetting to get more and after about a month My knees were really hurting me going up and down stairs , So I fianlly got some more and started taking it again, after about 2 weeks my knees were no longer bothering me. ( and I have repeated that More then once ) Its not a cure all but I find it does bring some help.

    oh yeah , they are freaking Horse pills too!!!
     
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  3. tacklespore

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    Brand does not matter. Take as directed on the container. It will take about 3-4 weeks for you to notice. Also has anti inflammatory properties like motrin. Give it month. Rebuilding damage or worn cartilage....sorry.
     
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    i'm on it too. same as splat...on and off when i can remember to take it. i know of other people that have also had success with it. my doctor recommended 1500 mg. i don't think the brand matters as long as your getting the right amount. just my .02.
     
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  5. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    if it makes you feel better than by all means try the stuff, but the evidence supporting the use of glucosamine and chondroitin is weak...

    here's a good randomized controlled trial published in 2006 in the new england journal of medicine that shows no statistically significant effect over placebo:

    http://download.yousendit.com/23F81FBB04FF55F7
     
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  6. r464

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    I need to start taking those placebos.

    They seem to give all sorts of great results.
     
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    they are cheaper, too.
     
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    I'm on it as well. I have so many messed up joints that I'm a complete wreck if I don't take it regularly. I hadn't realized how bad off I was until I started on it for knee pain and now if I go without it long enough both knees scream as well as my right hip. As far as I'm concerned the stuff is nearly a miracle.
     
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  9. Sandwich

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    so do the effects go away when you aren't taking it? Has anybody's problems gotten worse after taking it for an extended period?
     
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  10. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Here are lots of research abstracts for from a variety of sources.
     

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    The glucosamine/condroiton I take is the liquid form and I do feel a difference. The clicking in my knees has all but disappeared. When I'm too lazy to buy more after I run out, 2-3 weeks pass and my knees click like crazy. 2-3 weeks after I decide to buy more, I'm good to go. I don't really care if it's the placebo effect. I just know that when I take it, my knees feel better.
     
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    Costco has the big ass bottle cheap. Once you pass 40, glucosamine and time pedals will be your best friends.
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I'm on it too, and have been taking it for a couple of years. I used to have a pain in my knee when I rode, now I don't.
     
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    It is just like motrin. Stop taking it and the joint aches will return.