Glucosamine and chondroitin

What are glucosamine and chondroitin?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements that it is believed may be useful for people with osteoarthritis (OA), where there has been a breakdown of cartilage. It is thought that taking glucosamine and/or chondroitin supplements may relieve the pain and prevent or slow the breakdown of cartilage in OA. For more information about glucosamine and chondroitin including:

  • Considerations before taking these supplements
  • How do these supplements help arthritis?
  • What does the research say?
  • What is the recommended dosage?
  • What are the possible risks?

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