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How much glucosamine should you take?

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In most studies on treating osteoarthritis, the typical dose was 500 milligrams of glucosamine sulfate, three times a day. Ask your doctor what he recommends for you. Some experts suggest you take it with meals to prevent an upset stomach.

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed.  , second edition, 2004.  Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Glucosamine." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Backgrounder: Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT.)"


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

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SOURCES: Longe, J., ed.  , second edition, 2004.  Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Glucosamine." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Backgrounder: Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT.)"


The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on January 17, 2018

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