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Offline sheilauk

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collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« on: February 09, 2005, 11:23:56 AM »
 :)  Has anyone used this product that i have seen advertised .  I have had all the leaflets sent to me but would like some feedback please.  Thank you.

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005, 10:55:33 PM »
Hi Sheila

Me again.  Glucosamine has definate, clinically proven benefits.  You should take at least 1000 grammes per day - there are no side effects.

Bernard

PS  You haven't replied to my recent email..  Iam still suffering.  Its now the fifth week after my arthroscopy and the pain is getting worse!!!


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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2005, 01:24:52 PM »
I have replied.  Have you got it??  I hope so cos it was darn long! ???

Sheila

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 01:00:37 PM »
Hi Bernard, there absolutely can be side effect from Glucosamine/Condroitin.  It contains sulfa and for those of us who are allergic to sulfa, this is a particularly bad "supplement" to take.  I took it thinking because it's all natural and our bodies produce it anyway, that I'd be OK.  I wasn't.

Please be careful about taking supplements.  Most of them do not go through the rigorous testing that our medications do and therefore the labels do not warn us of potential problems.

Thanks!

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2005, 03:01:51 AM »
My surgeon actually recommended that I take glucosamine/chondroitin. My physicians assistant said that she takes the double strength pills twice a day. 

Casey  :)
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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2005, 03:54:39 PM »
:)  Has anyone used this product that i have seen advertised .  I have had all the leaflets sent to me but would like some feedback please.  Thank you.

My Mother (age 52) was taking a glucosamine pill which is now banned.  She needed to find an alternative so she started to take the USANA brand Procosa II which has 500 mg of glucosamine per pill - two pills a day.  She says it's making a difference so I would recommend it.

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005, 04:19:56 PM »
Andrew,

Can you please tell us what glucosamine pill has been banned and why?  Thanks.

Casey  :)
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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005, 07:39:29 PM »
Andrew,

Can you please tell us what glucosamine pill has been banned and why?  Thanks.

Casey  :)

My appologies Casey

Celebrex is a popular anthritis drug belonging to the COX-2 family of pharmaceuticals. A recent clinical study indicated that Celebrex may be linked to higher incidences of life-threatening cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke.  A competing drug, Vioxx, already has been withdrawn from the market after numerous clinical studies found similar problems.

I'm not positive if this was in USA or just Canada as I'm from Canada and don't get out much.

Best health,
Andrew

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2005, 11:05:24 PM »
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the info.  I was aware of Vioxx being taken off the market, I just didn't know that it was a glucosamine pill.   Thanks.

Casey  :)
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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2005, 12:34:16 AM »
My OS also recommended that I take glucosomine/chondroitin...  I took it a couple of years ago, it never seemed to make a difference, but I am taking it again just in case it helps.. ???

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2005, 02:14:42 AM »
Vioxx is not in the glucosamine family.  Vioxx and Celebrex are both in the aspirin family, near relatives to our good friends ibuprofen and naproxen.

Glucosamine/chondroitin is said to have qualities that help stabilize cartilage, and MSM is supposed to have anti-inflamatory qualities.  I take all 3 after lots of reading, including a recommendation from my doctor.  I have never noticed any improvement as a result of these supplements, but I figure if all it's doing is helping my knee not break anymore, I'll take it.  Other than people with allergies and sensitivities, most doctors seem to view these as a "it can't hurt, and it might help" supplement.
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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2005, 08:22:16 PM »
Yes sorry.. it wasn't a glucosamine product that was banned, but mom found a good alternative.  I found some more information on the Procosa II (Glucosamine supplement) from USANA.

http://www.usana.com/bin/en_procosa.pdf

The price is $26.66 if not on autoship and $23.99 if you're on autoship (USD)

I hope this helps!

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2007, 08:31:02 AM »
Hi Bernard, there absolutely can be side effect from Glucosamine/Condroitin.  It contains sulfa and for those of us who are allergic to sulfa, this is a particularly bad "supplement" to take.  I took it thinking because it's all natural and our bodies produce it anyway, that I'd be OK.  I wasn't.

Please be careful about taking supplements.  Most of them do not go through the rigorous testing that our medications do and therefore the labels do not warn us of potential problems.

Thanks!

Kim

This is a misconception; I just posted about this on another sulfa comment and wanted to enter it here as well.  I did a net search for glucosamine sulfate and the word sulfa and got validation that the sulfate is a naturally occuring element (sulfur) whereas the sulfa drugs are a different substance entirely. The name is confusing to many people.  The only people who need to choose sulfate carefully are those with shellfish allergies.

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010, 08:19:42 PM »
Is glucosamine only available as a prescription or is it a supplement that you can get over the counter at the pharmacy? My knees tend to get sore from exercising too much and I'm wondering if glucosamine would help? What is the benefit of glucosamine as far as one's knees go?
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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 05:52:49 PM »
I recently read and heard that taking glucosamine can be bad for your health and has many side affects and can even affect the heart. Glucosamiine should only be available on prescription as it can do more harm then good and not been enough research about the side affects of glucosamine.

I googled the dangers of glucosamine and found a good article about the side affects it can have.

http://side-effects.owndoc.com/glucosamine-side-effects.html

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Re: collagen plus glucosamine supplements
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2012, 04:50:04 PM »
I am still reluctant to take to take Glucosamine as you get a mixed reaction from people that have taken it, some swear by it and say that it really benefits their knee problems while others say it makes no difference to their knee joints and can have long term side effects if taken on a regular basis.

Would it be sensible for me to take Glucosamine despite the side effects it can bring as regular long distance runner would I benefit from taking natural supplements.

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