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How does glucosamine help joint pain?

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Glucosamine helps keep the cartilage in joints healthy and may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Since natural glucosamine levels drop as people age, ask your doctor about taking a supplement.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Tip-offs to Rip-offs, Common Therapies to Consider, Supplement Guide-Osteoarthritis, Supplements to Avoid."

Natural Standard: "The Authority on Integrative Medicine."

Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Harvard Health Publications: "Online Medical Dictionary."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vitamins and Minerals: What You Should Know" and "Fat-Soluble Vitamins.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Tip-offs to Rip-offs, Common Therapies to Consider, Supplement Guide-Osteoarthritis, Supplements to Avoid."

Natural Standard: "The Authority on Integrative Medicine."

Robert Bonakdar, MD, director of pain management at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Harvard Health Publications: "Online Medical Dictionary."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Vitamins and Minerals: What You Should Know" and "Fat-Soluble Vitamins.”

 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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