Glucosamine Won’t Help Knee Cartilage Deterioration

Posted under Arthritis, Dental and Bone, Health Stuff, In the News, Knees and Joints, Osteoporosis On By Due Daniels

Glucosamine Won’t Help Knee Cartilage DeteriorationTake that to the bank Dr. Wallach, and all you health food and supplement junkies who think supplements cure all things! A new report by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has found otherwise.


The ACR reported that over 27M Americans suffer with osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). Arthritis is the most common cause of disabling our senior citizens, not just in America, but around the globe.


Recently, holistic and naturopathic doctors have discovered taking glucosamine can restore damage to cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and all things associated with joints.


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From this came supplements aimed at seniors, and your “marketing sharks” who will make drinks like supple (not to say supple is a sham), that is supposed to take away pain and restore joint health.


People who suffer with osteoporosis and arthritis have been led to take a glucosamine supplement, hoping for restoration. Sad to say, according to study by ACR, glucosamine did not lessen knee cartilage deterioration.


This study was published yesterday (March 11, 2014) online in the journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology by researchers at the University of Arizona (in Tucson).


Here is the study components:


The researchers conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, meaning that the subjects were randomly assigned to receive either glucosamine or a placebo and neither the subjects nor the administrators of the medication were aware of which patients received the placebo.


The trial was termed the joints on glucosamine (JOG) study.


The participants received 1,500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride or a placebo daily.


The glucosamine or placebo was contained in a 16-ounce bottle of diet lemonade. The patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess cartilage damage.

The investigators found no difference in worsening of cartilage damage in participants in the glucosamine group compared to the placebo group.


There are all kinds of things wrong with this study, much of which I won’t go into in this article. But for one, glucosamine, like any other nutrient cannot be taken individually if seeking best results.


Glucosamine, needs other cofactoring minerals and vitamins and nutrients for it to be readily absorbable in the human body. This is probably what many glucosamine supplement providers miss out on.


Needless to say, many people have been made whole by the correct use of glucosamine, including former All-Star, not retired NBA basketball player Theo Ratliff, former mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young, and thousands of people who use Youngevity’s Bone and Joint pack, who would kill someone who proclaims glucosamine is a placebo.


It would be fair to say, not all glucosamine is created equal


Okay, they probably wouldn’t kill, but certainly will “poo-poo” a writer who suggest such one sided thinking and reporting. It would be fair to say, not all glucosamine is created equal!


I suggest they get a study together and giving subjects Youngevity products for bone and joint. Also instruct subjects to avoid drinking diet lemonade, soda, and other things harmful to bones and joints, and make sure their intestines are ready to absorb nutrients, by given a good herbal cleanse, and then publish any finding.


I’m not sure one would go for such a test!Glucosamine Won’t Help Knee Cartilage Deterioration


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Due Daniels @duedaniels

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