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Glucosamine and Chrondoitin


#1

can anyone give me the latest thinking on these as suplements to help with knee joints. I remember reading some studies that showed no statistical improvements. Anything new out there?


#2

They're scams

http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/glucosamine.html


#3

thx, that is what I thought, was interested to know if there was any new research.


#4

There is new research... but not for joints... linked to longevity and decreased cancer risk

http://www.ergo-log.com/glucosaminecancer.html
http://www.ergo-log.com/glucosaminelungcancer.html
http://www.ergo-log.com/glucosaminelongevity.html


#5

My ladyfriend has been taking them for 10 years. The amount of improvement is terriffic. When I first got her taking Knox Joint Formula I told her it would be six months before she showed any difference. Stuff worked then, still works. If you have jointl troubles, not taking this on a forever trip is silly.

This bodybuilding stuff is about being strong & healthy.


#6

All the studies seem aimed at old people. I want to see studies on healthy people who are active.

I am healthy and active but have a knee that I have damaged a few times (strained ligaments, torn meniscus etc). Never had any surgery and just have to ba a bit careful of it. Where are the studies on people like me?