Research shows that supplementing with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate decreases the pain from knee arthritis in up to two thirds of patients and may actually prevent the progression of osteoarthritis.
They are safer than NSAIDs and are available together in capsules at pharmacies. Current recommendations are to take 1,500mg/day of the glucosamine and 1,200mg/day of the chondroitin sulfate (3 tablets).
Stop taking it if you have no improvement in pain after 8 weeks.
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