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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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Equine Joint Pain: A White Paper

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Horse Health: A White Paper addressing how to prevent and relieve equine joint pain in performance and pleasure horses. June 2016 INTRODUCTION Signs of poor joint condition and arthritis can be found in both performance and pleasure horses. As would be expected, horse trainers, owners, and veterinarians face many conditions associated with their horses’ high impact activities, high performance levels, endurance activities, and aging joints. But poor joint condition is not limited to high performance and senior horses. Arthritic changes have also been found in young horses and horses in light work. Osteoarthritis can happen in any horse, and early...

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Joint Pain: Causes, Remedies, and Prevention

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  If you deal with joint pain, you are certainly not alone. In one national survey, one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. (Joint pain refers to discomfort, aches, and soreness in any of the body’s joints, including shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees.) While joint pain is extremely common, it presents in seemingly endless variations. It can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It can last a short time and then go away (acute), or it can last for several weeks or months (chronic). Whether mild or severe, chronic or acute, joint pain can affect...

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