Glucosamine is a biological composite that originates in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine is regularly mixed with chondroitin that's obtained from articular cartilage (relating to or involving a joint of the body). According to the Mayo Clinic, glucosamine is commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, particularly of the knee.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a dietary supplement that may help relieve joint pain that is caused by arthritis. It is commonly used along with glucosamine and chondroitin. MSM may enhance the therapeutic benefits of glucosamine.
Glucosamine sulfate is frequently the favored form of glucosamine because of it's effectiveness.
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If the results proved favorable, it could have significant benefits for those looking for a more economical formula since chondroitin is one of the more expensive ingredients in a combination formula, about 5-10 times more expensive than glucosamine. An effective, economical joint formula might be glucosamine and MSM, either separately or together, without chondroitin sulfate. This idea is promising since the joint health research supporting glucosamine is very good, MSM is good, while chondroitin is somewhat weaker than the others.
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To test this theory, researchers conducted a 12-week double-blind clinical trial on 118 patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis. The trial showed excellent results despite the absence of chondroitin sulfate. Three times a day, one group took 500 mg of glucosamine sulfate, one group took 500 mg of MSM and one group took both. In the glucosamine-only group, pain scores fell from 1.74 to 0.65; in the MSM only group, pain scores fell from 1.53 to 0.74; and in the combination group, pain scores fell from 1.7 to 0.36, equaling about twice the level of improvement in pain and inflammation compared to either glucosamine or MSM alone.
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Q. My doctor recommended glucosamine for my joints, but there are so many choices! What is chondroitin? What about MSM? Which one should I pick?Chondroitin, glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, are commonly found, either separately or together as a complex, in supplements marketed for joint health. They are also taken for relieving pain associated osteoarthritis -- a painful degenerative condition that results in stiff, achy joints. These substances may offer anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits, taken alone or in combination. However, results have been mixed. Talk to your doctor before taking supplements of any kind, especially if you have an existing condition.