[at-l] New Study re glucosamine condroitin

Jim Bullard jim.bullard at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 13:58:28 CDT 2007

I've been taking glucosamine for years, initially only glucosamine but
after a while a combo with chondroitin & MSM. I had severe knee pain
in my left knee for over 6 months prior to starting the glucosamine.
It went away within a matter of weeks after I started. Some people,
like Jan, report it taking several months to work.

It is my understanding that chondroitin produces only about 15% of the
effect and it requires the glucosamine to work. Allegedly the
glucosamine produces the other 85% of the effect. I can't vouch for
MSM. I buy the combo that is available when I need some. Sometimes
that has MSM in it, sometimes not. I haven't noticed any difference
between the MSM/no MSM combos. YMMV. Currently I'm taking a liquid
form that I mix with my morning OJ <http://www.drinkables.com/>.

On 4/17/07, Amy Skowronek <amy at forinash.net> wrote:
> I had doubts, but I put my old horse on a glucosamine combo.  It
> worked wonders.  The store ran out so I switched him to a glucosamine-
> only brand.  Within two weeks he kind of drifted to a halt and
> stopped walking around.  When I put him back on the combo, he started
> moving again.
> It was proof enough for me.  :)
> I now take a combo with glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and and
> hyaluronic acid.  My joints are happier than they have been in years.
> -amy

Jim Bullard

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