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Glucosamine Inhibiting Fat Loss?

hey, has anyone here experienced problems losing bodyfat while using glucosamine? i know there is some talk about it decreasing insulin sensitivity, but i didn’t think it would have much (if any) affect on my cutting. however, i recently dropped it and it has been much easier to cut. i have noticed this in the past, as well…it does work well for my joints, but, for whatever reason, prevents some of my gains in muscle and fat loss…

[quote]cycobushmaster wrote:
hey, has anyone here experienced problems losing bodyfat while using glucosamine? i know there is some talk about it decreasing insulin sensitivity, but i didn’t think it would have much (if any) affect on my cutting. however, i recently dropped it and it has been much easier to cut. i have noticed this in the past, as well…it does work well for my joints, but, for whatever reason, prevents some of my gains in muscle and fat loss…[/quote]

Bro, I am using it right now in combination w/ chondroiton and am actually dropping fat at the same rate if not a little quicker…I am not even cutting right now, I’ve just cleaned up my diet and it’s coming off nicely…so for me at least it’s not a factor.

MK

[quote]cycobushmaster wrote:
hey, has anyone here experienced problems losing bodyfat while using glucosamine? i know there is some talk about it decreasing insulin sensitivity, but i didn’t think it would have much (if any) affect on my cutting. however, i recently dropped it and it has been much easier to cut. i have noticed this in the past, as well…it does work well for my joints, but, for whatever reason, prevents some of my gains in muscle and fat loss…[/quote]

how much were you taking per day?

[quote]ScottL wrote:
cycobushmaster wrote:
hey, has anyone here experienced problems losing bodyfat while using glucosamine? i know there is some talk about it decreasing insulin sensitivity, but i didn’t think it would have much (if any) affect on my cutting. however, i recently dropped it and it has been much easier to cut. i have noticed this in the past, as well…it does work well for my joints, but, for whatever reason, prevents some of my gains in muscle and fat loss…

how much were you taking per day?

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i was taking 4 caps of Knox “NutraJoint” per day…which is 1500 mg/glucosamine, 1200 mg chondroiten, 500 mg/ MSM and 2,00 mg/gelatin.

every time i’ve taken glucosamine it does work to make my joints feel better (usually in about 2 weeks), but my gains, from either muscle growth or fat los slow to a halt.

Interesting. I’ve heard about it affecting fat loss and to a lesser extent muscle gain. I haven’t had any noticeable issues. I’m a former endurance athlete and was quite lean. I haven’t got close to shredded since I started lifting seriously but I haven’t tried. Still, getting between 9-10% bf at 5’7, around 175 has not been a problem. I take glucosamine chondroiton religiously. Not sure if it will be an issue once I’ve put on more size and if I try to get really lean again. But I think the joint benefits are worth it even if it is. I have problems without it.