I hear Glucosamine is great for joints. How much do you take and are there any side effects?
Glucosamine can be a wonderful joint support
supplement. There is some research claiming that it does not work but try
telling that to the millions of people who swear by it. My opinion is
that each person has the potential to respond differently to it, just like all
people have the potential to respond differently to medications. You will
never know until you try it.
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I highly recommend a trial period of 4 weeks if you are thinking about using
it. It has no know toxicity and is considered very safe. Most
glucosamine is derived from shellfish, so if you have a severe shellfish
allergy you may want to be careful.
The suggest dose is 1500mg per day. This is usually divided up into three
500mg doses over the course of the day. 1500mg seems to be the magic
number and is the dose most likely to create beneficial results.
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