Does glucosamine chondroitin work

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Avatar m tn Normally you should see an improvement within 6-8 weeks. Not all vets agree that glucosamine works in dogs though. Some studies say yes, others say no. Also unfortunately there is no regulating body monitoring the purity of these supplements and so it is possible you are giving him less then what the bottle says.
1110049 tn?1409405744 AS small join t with a lot of pain? Is Glucosamine a placebo? Does it work? Well perhaps there is no scientific evidence for a lot of things, but that does not mean they don't work.
163305 tn?1333672171 Use the combination Glucosamine, MSM, Chondroitin. You can usually find it sold combined in that way. I use it for arthritis of knees and it helps. Glucosamine by itself didn't do anything for me.
Avatar f tn It may be a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, which is safe and should be fine for her at the correct dose. Besides glucosamine and chondroitin you can also try the product: Dog Gone Pain (available online). Acupuncture, Prolotherapy, and Stem Cell Therapy are also very helpful for arthritis.
675347 tn?1365464245 Please does anyone know the dosage of Glucosamine Sulphate for dogs? How many milligrams per pound body weight? Also, is it ok to give my dog the regular Glucosamine (which people take) as it is so much cheaper to buy that at the supermarket, than to get it from the vet, or to buy dog treats which contain it! Thanks for any help or suggestions, anyone. Ginger.
Avatar f tn But I am afraid it is just another gimmick and money grab because if it did work then every body would be on it. I will let you know how it goes. For now I would save my money and I will let you know how it goes. So far not so good.
Avatar n tn Take multi-vitamin, Glucosamine/Chondroitin, St. John's Wort, and creatine daily. No other meds. Annual '08 work physical had abnormal lab results as follows: ALT (H): 101 AST (H): 119 Direct Bilirubin (H): .4 LDH (H): 302 Anion gap (H): 20 A/G/ ratio (H): 2.2 Chloride (H): 114 Carbon dioxide (L): 13 Eosinophils (L): .8 All other results within normal ranges. In 2007 had the following results: ALT (H): 62 AST (H): 71 A/G ratio (H): 2.6 LDH (L): 117 Lymphocytes (L): 18.
Avatar n tn , antioxidants, anti-inflammatories like fish oil, and joint/cartilage supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. I have taken a bunch of supplements of one kind or another over the past year and want to ensure that they haven't contributed to, or have caused :-( the spinal stenosis that I have recently been diagnosed with. Thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn You may also need to supplement with Magnesium, Manganese, Collagen, Silicon, Boswellia serrata extract, Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM combination and Bromelain (not recommended if on blood thinners). As far as your Ovarian Cyst is concerned, you may want to look into surgical removal. Through laparoscopy if you meet the criteria, it's day surgery and a simple process, just a small incision and quite common.
Avatar f tn Hi,does anyone know what dose of glucosamine & chondroitin i should give my 7yr old border collie,he is getting very stiff in his hind leg when getting up(old injury when he was 1yr old) but once he gets going he is still as fit & active as ever.
Avatar f tn viscosupplementation, weight control, natural antiinflammatories suchas omega 3, and glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate, and even acupuncture.
Avatar f tn Do you take any supplements such at Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM? They work great for me. As long as I take them every single day. My bones/joints would get so back I could barely walk, and I could tell if it was going to rain anytime soon because they would hurt even more! The Glucosamine really helped! Also a good calcium supplement. If these thinks don't help over a few week period I'd talk to your Primary Dr. about other possibilities. Good luck, I hope this helped!
Avatar f tn At 9 years of old she probably does have some arthritis in her spine and other joints which can certainly worsen with bad weather. If she is not currently taking glucosamine/chondroitin supplements she probably should. Adequan is an injectable supplement that also helps. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, such as Rimadyl and pain medication such as Tramadol may also be necessary during change of season and winter months.
Avatar n tn dose (for his weight)Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement every day can work absolute wonders. But often the stage is reached when painkillers and/or anti inflammatories may be needed....if this is the case. Another possibility (this might not be it, but it can happen) -is a fracture of the tail. Does his tail itself look and act in a normal way? Or does it hang, not wag, not move much. Or look bent at all? Last thought....inflamed anal glands, or anal glands need expressing.
Avatar m tn However, I am on day 7 without the meds. My hands etc are killing me as I need them for work on my computer. Does anyone have suggestions on what type of meds to try? Please, please any help. Thanks!
6669309 tn?1462651742 Hi. Arthritis is very common in older dogs and the longer dogs live the more common it is becoming. Nutritional supplements Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are two substances that have fast become the standard treatment in canine age-related arthritis. These are often sold as a single combined substance in good pet shops and quality supermarkets. Alternatively, just look up "Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate for dogs" on Google and you should find a supplier.
Avatar f tn If you discover arthritis is her problem, start her immediately on Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements. Sometimes that can work remarkably well for "old bones".
Avatar f tn You could also start her on Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements, and make sure her food is top quality. Those changes may not reverse any real damage to her cartilage and joints, but may help slow degeneration down. Another possible reason for her crying could be because either: it hurt her to get out to pee/poop....or because she just craved a little extra love and cuddles because she felt unwell? Did she cry more at night, for instance when left alone on her bed?
Avatar f tn Your doctor can help you determine if they're osteoarthritic. I've a couple of those and I found chondroitin + glucosamine capsules to provide invaluable relief (however, the swelling did not go down, and continuing vibration abuse re-awakens the pain symptoms).
Avatar n tn Glucosamine is fine for dogs. There are many formulas made specifically for dogs but its often cheaper to buy the human ones. MSM is a natural anti-inflammatory that is safe and may help too. Some of the dog powders/treats etc include MSM w/the glucosamine & chondroitin or you can get it separately.
Avatar m tn I firmly attribute this to take Triple Flex which is glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM. You have to take it for 6 to 8 weeks before it really starts taking effect. A lot of people expect it to work immediately and do not give it the amount of time it needs to work. Tell your grandfather to be patient and if he does start taking it, I hope it works as well for him as it has for me. I wish him the best, pain can be very debilitating.
Avatar f tn She weighs 28lbs, and her dosage is 1 capsule per day (which is 500mg Glucosamine, and 200mg Chondroitin. So you could work out the dose for your dog's weight...for instance if he weighs twice that, give him 2 capsules, that would be 1000mg Glucosamine and 400mg Chondroitin) It has worked wonders for her, as she was starting to develop arthritis in a leg which was once broken, when she was 4 years old.
Avatar n tn It doesn't seem reasonable to me to put all one's hopes into a low-level intervention like oral glucosamine, which I agree can take up to six weeks to fully work (although sometimes it does work faster), if the dog now can't walk at all. A possibility of six weeks of waiting is too long and hard a time, for both you and the dog. I think you need a consultation with a vet, to see what all of your options are and to see what the vet recommends.
1356964 tn?1302091035 So, you don't use the Now brand ? I think the Now brand looks better as , although it does not contain Chondroitin, it does not have any shellfish. I use MSM for my Interstitial cystitis because I cannot use the Elmiron my urologist had prescribed for me. The MSM works very well for me but when I do not follow my IC diet that's when I have major flair ups. I bought some cans of EVO turkey & chicken, Halo grain free and Natural balance duck & pea today.
1069857 tn?1255305028 If this is OA, then there is a supplement that you can take that often relieves the pain of OA and can slow its progression. It has been studied in true scientific fashion and does work for most people to some extent.
Avatar n tn the hands stiffened up and began to hurt again so i have been taking them ever since. I would recommend the synvisc and if it does not work you'll know you have tried.
Avatar m tnGlucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate (heals cartilage) 
Ginger Root (inflammation) 
Evening Primrose Oil (inflammation) 
Bromelain (inflammation) 
Vitamin C (boosts immune system) 
Vitamin E (anti-oxidant, inflammation) 
Eating fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines for their Omega-3 oils (inflammation) 
White Willow Bark (inflammation) 
Goldenseal (inflammation, cleansing, good for viral) 
Echinacea-(boosts immune system, take for two weeks, two weeks off, etc.
Avatar f tn I know people that have had their dog on it for 5 years and no problems at all. It really does work. But that is up to the vet. Cant wait to hear back form you!!