Recent Reports on Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Bruyere O, Reginster JY: Glucosamine and chrondrotin sulfate as therapeutic agents for knee and hip osteoarthritis. Drugs Aging 2007; 24(7):573-80
  • Glucosamine sulfate (but not glucosamine hydrochloride) and chondroitin sulfate have small to moderate symptomatic efficacy in osteoarthritis, although this is still debated. There is compelling evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may interfere with progression of osteoarthritis.  
Sawitzke, AD et al. The effect of glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate on the progression of knee osteoarthritis: a report from the glucosamin/chondroitin arthritis intervention trial. Drugs Aging 2007;24(7):573-80
  • Osteoarthritis of knees showed greatest potential for modification by glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate as seen by joint space width increase. 
Feed the cartilage some glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate! Even small to moderate efficacy without drugs is beneficial!