Glucosamine

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by farmboy, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. farmboy

    farmboy Banned Banned

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    I've been taking GLC2000 for some time, now, and I think it's doing me some good. I do have a little pain in my right hip recently. But, when I stop taking it it seems that my joint tighten up quite a bit. I can't tell if it's psycological, or what. Is it worth it to pay for this stuff?
     
  2. Chad Hamilton

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    yep..however, i'd shop around some.

    glc2000 was it a few years ago but so many new combo's and formulations have come out.
     
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    Glucosamine & Chrondroiton with MSM worked wonders for me.
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to shop around a little. For a while I was forced to just buy the cheap stuff at W-mart due to budget constraints, but it seemed like I got a lot for my money with the GLC2000. I could get a 2 month supply for only $38.50 from the main site. I thought that was pretty reasonable.
     
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    Yeah, I'll have to try the MSM, too. Does that help out with pain?
     
  6. Chad Hamilton

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    So, you've used this stuff?
     
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    Yes I have and I am currently...unless it's discontinued I'll remain using it.

    I sold it at the retail establishment I ran with great success to athletes and ancient elders.
     
  9. Chad Hamilton

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    Joint care is much more than glucosomine and chondroitin

    You have to take care of the inflammation also since the inflammation is the source of the joint deterioration.

    Tumeric
    Boswellia
    Bromelain
    all anti-inflammatories
     
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    Are you including anti-inflammatory pain-killers like Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen and such?
     
  11. n...not crazy

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    My orthopedist(specialist) told me some things about these pills. I had torn a ligament and damaged some cartilage. I asked him if that stuff works, or is it hocus pocus crap.
    He said they definitely do not repair tissue, especially cartilage. Mankind has found no way to naturally repair cartilage to this point. But the manufacturers can make whatever claims they want, they are not subject to FDA regs or whatever.
    He said they serve as an anti-inflammatory drug, much like larger doses of Ibuprofen, etc. They serve no other purpose than that. That's one hell of an expensive anti-inflammatory!
     
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    I try to stay away from those.

    Ya know I heard that 2 aspirin are more damaging to the liver than an eight week cycle of oral winny,(which is the only way it comes I believe).

    Just heard it so don't know how true it is but I've added it to the list of potentially suppressed information by the FDA.

    I've said that I'd only take aspirin if Im having a heart attack.
     
  13. Chad Hamilton

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    What did you expect a Dr. to say about a supplement that he can't prescribe and make money from.

    Sorry, not being a smart ass but if you haven't read the sticky at the top of the diet and supp page by King you should check it out.
     
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    Excellent point, Chad. The FDA loves to make money on those kick-blacks from the drug companies.
     
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    Yeah, I just picked the first site google offered.

    Could possibly learn more from their home site.

    Charles Poliquin is a formulator for them so that gave the company reputability I think.
    MRM that is.
     
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    www.vitaminshoppe.com/browse/sku_detail.jhtml;$sessionid$3VTBKVAAB5Y4SCQUAOWSFEQKCQB1AGXK?SkuID=175981&BreadCrumbType=SearchResult

    That's what I buy but a $50-60 dollar bottle that lasts me 2-3 months.

    I wouldn't be able to train without it.

    I also take Omega 3's and CoQ10
     
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    Jointment Sport is supposed to be really good. You can get it really cheap at dpsnutrition.net
     
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    Your Dr. is correct, it will not repair any torn cartilage. I just had some miniscus removed, I wish that were the case. They can grow catilage from your cells outside of the body and insert it later in some cases. I've asked various Ortho's about Glucosimine and they all basically say "it can't hurt, and in some cases in can help". I think the science on the MSM is a little weaker. The most important thing about joints is fluid, once your synovial fluid is gone and you have bone on bone rubbing, you get arthritis and pain. I've had a dislocated wrist bone for about 20 years now and surgery is not an option. In addition, I've also had a really bad collar bone shatter on the end, with a stretched out rotator cuff for about 12 years. The thing that has saved me and allowed me too do pretty much any exercise is swimming. It keeps the joints flexible, promotes blood flow, and strengthes the joints, without high impact. So, if you have any joint injuries, start swimming.
     
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    As Eric O said, take Glucosamine as part of an MSM/Chondroitin complex. I do and have no complaints. It's not even that expensive.
     

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