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Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Are they really effective at relieving joint pain & inflammation?

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Glucosamine and chondroitin are supplements popularly used for treating the pain andinflammation associated with arthritis. But what are glucosamine and chondroitin? And do they really help?Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound found in healthy cartilage and in the fluid around our joints; it is vital for building cartilage. As we age, our naturally occurringglucosamine levels can go down, thus the frequent suggestion of taking some form ofglucosamine as a dietary supplement. Glucosamine can come in different forms, but most studies that have examined the health benefits when used as a dietary supplement have focused on glucosamine sulfate. To make a...

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