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How much chondroitin should you take?

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Since chondroitin is not an established treatment, the ideal dosage is uncertain. For osteoarthritis, some studies have used 1,200 milligrams to 1,800 milligrams once a day. Other studies have used smaller doses multiple times a day. Ask your doctor for advice.

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT).”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Chondroitin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Chondroitin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT).”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Chondroitin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Chondroitin.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 5, 2019

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