MSM And Glucosamine Combo Speed Up Anti-Inflammatory Effect
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a sulfur-containing nutrient, combined with the well-known joint health supplement glucosamine appears to speed up the anti-inflammatory effect and foster pain reduction in people with osteoarthritis. This recent finding was the result of a double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled study involving 118 patients over a twelve week period of time. Source: Clinical Drug Investigations, Volume 24, June 2004. Read More.
Long Term Use Of Glucosamine Sulphate May Help With Osteoarthritis
In a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial it was determined that the long-term administration of the drug form of glucosamine sulphate used over a 3 year period of time may prevent joint structure changes in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee with a significant improvement in symptoms. Authors of the study suggest that further research be conducted. Source: Lancet, Volume 357, January 2001. Read More.
Glucosamine Supplementation May Provide Pain Relief And Improved Function
Recently, a research study was conducted to determine if glucosamine supplementation had any effect on the functional ability and pain level of individuals who had regular knee pain possibly caused from previous articular cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. For 12 weeks, subjects were randomly supplementing with either glucosamine or a placebo. Based on questionnaires and tests done during and at the end of the trial, the overall results suggest that glucosamine can provide some degree of pain relief and improved function. Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 37, 2003.
Glucosamine Shown To Be Promising In Three-Year Study
According to a new research study, long-term treatment with glucosamine sulfate has been shown to slow down the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Approximately 200 patients with the condition randomly received either 1500mg or oral glucosamine sulfate daily or a placebo over a period of three years. Space within the knee joints of the two groups was measured, and results showed that the joint space of the glucosamine group narrowed more than the placebo group. Researchers also noted that moderate improvements in symptoms were experienced in the placebo group while the glucosmine group experienced a 20 to 25 percent improvement. Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 162, No.18, 2002.
Joint Pain Drug Glucosamine Gains Scientific Attention
BOSTON (Boston Globe) - This isn't the way medical science is supposed to work. A remedy used to treat creaky bones in horses and dogs works so well that humans start taking it. It gets hyped in a best-selling book on arthritis and the number of users skyrockets. Doctors get glowing testimonials from patients, so they tell other patients to try it. Finally, with about 5 million Americans taking the concoction of crab shells and cow cartilage, enough begin asking how it works - and enough doctors wonder whether it really does - that scientists finally begin studying its safety and effectiveness.