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Posted by Susan P. on April 19, 2000 at 08:08:11:

In Reply to: Re: Glucosamine/Chondrotin v. Glucosamine/MSM - what's the difference? posted by Pat B on April 18, 2000 at 01:19:09:

: According to Jeremy Fennema who has studied at John Hopkins, glucosamine acts as a starting point of the formation of the cartilage matrix which cushions your bones. Chondroitin is also a substrate to form a healthy matrix. In a memo I read from Mr. Fennema, there is no evidence that your body actually gets Chondroitin to the joint when taken orally. Glucosamine, has direct clinical evidence for the rebuilding of joint tissue and reduces pain. Both are superior to to ibuprofen in the reduction of pain. Taking glucosamine with isotonic OPC's helps regulate the immune system and reduce swelling.

There are many products on the market. Isotonic products have a 90-95% absorption rate, while others in pill form have to go through the digestive process and you lose the potency. It is well known that ibuprofen taken regularly can cause stomach problems. My mom can attest to this.

I have more information and would be glad to share. My email is kp2sue@hotmail.com.


: : Any one know the difference?

: All I have heard is that the Gluc-Chon is the one to take if you have OA.


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