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Can glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate help with osteoarthritis?

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Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are found in normal cartilage. It’s thought that taking them as nutritional supplements may help repair or rebuild cartilage damage from osteoarthritis. So far, human studies have not found strong proof for that. But the supplements may ease osteoarthritis pain. They are safe to take and are unlikely to have serious side effects.

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health: MedLine Plus.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health: MedLine Plus.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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