Glucosamine Chondroitin supplements
Will they work for you?

Are Glucosamine Chondroitin supplements available in market a viable alternative to knee replacement surgery?

Can they be effective supplements for osteoarthritis of the knee?

What you have to say? Have you tried those supplements available in super market or through some of your friends who work for a direct selling company and who has been convinced by their leaders that there is nothing better for knee arthritis and cartilage regeneration then those X-brand chewable Glucosamine Chondroitin supplements.

Well so many people selling supplements approached my mom for her knee pain and tried to convince her that those are the best supplements for osteoarthritis.

Let me tell you one thing. From my opinion although they could help you with your knee osteoarthritis symptoms and also can delay your knee replacement surgery for some time.

Does it mean if you take those supplements you do not need to worry about surgical options. No I would say sooner or later you have to go for surgery.

But surely if you are planning not to undergo total knee replacement surgery right now due to any kind of your own situation try those recommended supplements for osteoarthritis. It will help you to certain extent.

Mechanism of Action

Chewable glucosamine chondroitin supplements act in following ways for knee osteoarthritis symptoms:

  • They help reduce joint inflammation mildly
  • increases knee cartilage metabolism
  • protects against knee cartilage damage

Research done on humans and animals shows consistent results with better improvement in arthritic knee pain.

The dosage has to be taken according to build and body weight of person.

  1. If body weight less than 120 pounds - 1000-1100 mg
  2. between 120-200 pounds- 1500-1600 mg
  3. > 200 pounds - 2000-2100 mg

For supplements to be effective it has to be consumed for continuous period of time because effects take time to appear.

Word of caution here that if some one tries to promote nay other supplement for knee pain please do not trust because only glucosamine and chondroitin has some efficacy and are effective as an alternative to knee replacement surgery.

Adverse effects

Although it has not got many adverse effects, there are few worth mentioning which can be having serious effects on your health.

  • Stomach and intestines could have adverse effects from it although very rare.
  • Very rarely drowsiness
  • People on anticoagulant therapy should consult doctor before consuming these chewable or powder form supplements.

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