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Old 01-11-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Can it really help with the knees and shoulders. ? A nurse friend of mine saw me cripple out of my truck today . She said you need to start taking Chondroitin! And I walked out of the store with a 12 pack? She said ......you need to stop doing that too !! . I hate meeting up with old friends ..!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:51 PM   #2
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I know it literally kept my last dog alive and well for two more years.

I ran out once and missed a day. literally, he couldn't get up the next day.

I got emergency pills from the vet and two days later...running around.

Don't know about humans.

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I know it literally kept my last dog alive and well for two more years.

I ran out once and missed a day. literally, he couldn't get up the next day.

I got emergency pills from the vet and two days later...running around.

Don't know about humans.
It's a dog med?
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A lot of the same supplemets and medications are given to humans and animals. Sometimes dogs even get the good pain pills they'll share with you.
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It's a dog med?
Not always...

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I started taking glucosamine chondroitin last May, after pulling up lame on a nine mile hike. Can't honestly say I feel one whit different, though to be fair, I haven't had occasion/gonads to push myself that hard since (it was seriously strenuous clambering over rocks most of the way).

Wanted to give it plenty of time to do its thing before testing. I'll be doing that this spring.

So bottom line, my jury's still out.
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I started taking glucosamine chondroitin last May, after pulling up lame on a nine mile hike. Can't honestly say I feel one whit different, though to be fair, I haven't had occasion/gonads to push myself that hard since (it was seriously strenuous clambering over rocks most of the way).

Wanted to give it plenty of time to do its thing before testing. I'll be doing that this spring.

So bottom line, my jury's still out.
My friend says once you start . You have to continue taking it. My wife is a pharmacist tech. She said the same thing once you start. You gotta stick with it or it won't work.
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I started taking glucosamine chondroitin last May, after pulling up lame on a nine mile hike. Can't honestly say I feel one whit different, though to be fair, I haven't had occasion/gonads to push myself that hard since (it was seriously strenuous clambering over rocks most of the way).

Wanted to give it plenty of time to do its thing before testing. I'll be doing that this spring.

So bottom line, my jury's still out.
I'm not sure how to take this post . Let me read it again
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I think what they're really saying is that most people expect it to do its magic in 2-3 weeks, and give up on it when it doesn't work that quickly. That's why I'm giving it a year before putting the pedal to the metal. The proof will be in the pudding when I repeat that hike this spring.
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When I first started using this stuff, it took a month or 6 weeks to feel any effectiveness from using it.
Once it was noticeable, I cut back from 3 tablets a day to 2 per day for the next three months and then reduced it further to one a day.
Seems to be effective unless, of course, I forget to take it for a few days. Duh!
When that happens, I increase the dose for a week or so and it all seems to work out fine.

Costco has Glucosamine with Chondroitin and MSM for a reasonable price. That's the stuff I use.
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I take it and also take Tumeric, both help but it takes a while before you notice and as everyone else said , don't stop.

You really do not notice it's not working until you stop taking it
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I just started taking tumeric curcumin so the schools still out on that one for me. I've been taking glucosomine w/ chondoitin (helps it to metabolize) for probably 20 years. I really messed up my knees hiking with heavy photography gear and spend all day on concrete floors, not considering the value of good shoes.

Since it's been so long and I've stopped numerous times I know for sure it makes a difference. It will take a week or so but my knees will remind me of my past sins. But I only have taken one pill a day, I don't do the recommended two.

My dog gets one a day two and she gets around very good for a 13+ year old dog. She was slowing way down and I researched it and found they are no different than humans in the way it works so can use people pills. The pet store or vets would charge way more I imagine.
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It made a world of difference for my Great Dane when she got older. I would not hesitate to use it myself.
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My skeptic rheumatologist says 2 things: (1) glucosamine is shown to have benefit, and (2) it can't hurt.

I've been a user for years, and I can't really say that it has helped/hurt... I still run marathons at almost 50, so maybe that tells you something.
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I've been taking it for probably 25 years now.
One of those things that I think it's working and too scared to stop.
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Anecdotal tidbit; not sure if it's relevant here or not.

First week of November, I took a fall and banged my elbow on a sidewalk. Of course it was sore for a while, but also within a week I had fluid buildup. It's not quite as sore now, but still sore, and I still have the fluid there.

Classic case of bursitis, which glucosamine is supposed to combat. At the time of the injury, I had already been taking it for six months.
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Same story here, started giving it to the dog awhile ago and noticed it working, so I got the stuff from Costco and used it myself.

I do notice a significant difference with my knees and ankles, but itís not a miracle cure. If youíve got aches and pains that an aspirin wonít fix, glucosamine isnít going to do it either.
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Some won't do much noticeable for you. If you don't notice a major improvement in 2 weeks, it's the wrong formulation, or one of those supplements isn't going to help.

I tried multiple ones that didn't work for me, this one works.
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Some won't go much noticeable for you. If you don't notice a majo improvement in 2 weeks, it's the wrong formulation, or one of those supplements isn't going to help.

I tried multiple ones that didn't work for me, this one works.
No wonder, that one has hallucinogenic acid!
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No wonder, that one has hallucinogenic acid!
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That improves joint lubricity, important for those with torn cartilage.

Substantial repair can occur over 2 or so years with this formulation, so you may be able to walk without pain without taking it. Reinjure your knees, and you have to take it again.

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