Archive for Glucosamine Sulfate
Glucosamine Sulfate May Promote Development of Insulin Resistance
This was a small study, but this will definitely require further studies. Many people continue to take high levels of GS once they have noticed a response. Many times the dosage can be tapered down to much less than the original dosage. If more patients followed this guideline, the risk for increased insulin resistance may turn out to be less. A research study presented at the annual Experimental Biology scientific meetings in San Diego, California, cautioned that consumption of the popular dietary supplement glucosamine sulfate may actually increase the risk of developing insulin resistance and may worsen control of diabetes in patients with this disease. Glucosamine sulfate is widely used to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and other chronic joint conditions.
Glucosamine Sulfate vs Ibuprofen for TMJ Osteoarthritis
TMJ is really quite a common secondary complaint seen in many chiropractic offices. The good news is that a vast majority of these cases resolve very well with a combination of trigger point therapy to the muscles of mastication as well as the posterior cervical muscles, cervical manipulation and home stretching. It is nice to have another tool to use for those patients that do not respond adequately to manual therapies for this joint.
Evaluation of Glucosamine Sulfate Compared to Ibuprofen for the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis: A Rando
Glucosamine Sulfate Use Delays Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
While this is probably not a surprise to many, I thought I would include this. For the amount of evidence supporting its safety and effectiveness, this nutrient is still not used to the full extent it should be. Interesting that there are no huge news releases from major orthopedic associations such as “glucosamine use should be expanded to include patients with these indicators…” such as we see frequently with pharmaceutical drugs such as cholesterol lowering meds.