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Old 10-23-2005, 07:20 AM   #1
Rich Krauss
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I read about glutathione supplementation from Art De Vany's website which was very informative. Anyone using it or have info on it? Also anyone using glucosamine and what dose?
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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Rich I'm 51 and take 1500 mg of Glucosimine HCL with 1200 mg of Chondroitin Sulfate (BID - am and pm) with a meal. It's nothing fancy - just the Costco brand. I can't say honestly whether or not it really has had an impact, but I have noticed that even though I'm hitting the WOD's pretty hard, I don't seem to have the same kind of shoulder "clicking" I used to. A friend, who is 62, swears by the stuff...
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Rick: My doctor told me to take it per the directions for six weeks. If it works, great, if not he said it won’t, and save your money. This may sound off, but I had better luck eating chicken cartilage. Just chew it off the bones; it's free, and tasteless. I saw this in a medical study and figured it was worth a try.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:03 AM   #4
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Thanks Bobbi - I'd heard the same sort of thing about it not working well for everyine, also about "loading - or doubling the first week dosage (I think on CF post actually), as far as "black box" output from the stuff goes, I'm going to experiment for a couple of weeks here and 1/2 my daily - just taking the AM pill to see what (if anything) happens.
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
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I eat connective tissue and cartilage off chicken as well. Nice source of natural glucosamine. I also suppliment as doing gymnastics is pretty high impact and I figure I better do all I can to maintain joint health.
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:23 AM   #6
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Is glucosamine a recommended thing amongst athletes these days for joint health and the prevention of join inflammation?

Are most glucosamine products ‘natural’, being not highly manufactured and having added chemicals? And are glucosamine products made from ‘ocean produce’ such as shark’s cartridge? Cause I’ve heard of a brand making it from sea shells or something similar.
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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my doctor (orthopedic surgeon) told me that taking glucosamine chonroitin etc. was like eating brains expecting to get smart. I do however feel that the supplementation works for my aching joints. Possibly real possibly placebo effect...who knows...
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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I just went to the NIH website and it turns out they are completing a 5 year study on the effects of glucosamine and chondroitin on patients with osteoarthritis and the results will be available by the end of the year so if you are still not sure if these supplements are worth taking, check with the NIH; this is the most complete study to date
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:18 PM   #9
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Glutathione is one a a myriad of antioxidants used by the body to aleviate oxidative stress. Alpha lipoic acid and methionine are used in the production of GLUT...vit-C & E are recharged by glutathione.

The product Art devany recomends is from a scientist...Demopolis(?) is enteric coated and should pass through the stomach unscathed and in theory should be absorbed in the small intestine.

If one supplements with Alpha lipoic acid and eats a paleo/zone diet endogenous production should be good.

Glucosamine is being sold by quite a few orthopods these days...it works.
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