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Good supplement for joint health?

Commented on September 27, 2013
Created September 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Like every teenager and 20-something-year old, I abused my body without seriously considering the possibility that I'll pay for it one day. Alas, I just hit 30, and for the last couple of years, I've been getting nagging knee pains (popping, cracking, etc.) and even occasional shoulder pain.

I'm looking for a good joint supplement. I know Glucosamine, and specifically, glucosamine SULFATE, has been proven to work, and Glucosamine HCL has been proven to NOT work. The strange thing is, every Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement combo I've seen uses glucosamine HCL, not sulfate.

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Interesting.

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And eat fish to get those oils because too much rancid fish oil from capsules isn't that good for you.

+1 on the weight bearing exercises, can't believe it was mentioned once. The best way to help joint injuries is to make sure that there are no problems with ligaments, muscle imbalances etc. and that's with weight bearing exercises and doing as much as you can about it. This will make more difference than any supplement and will greatly slow down the rate of damage caused to the joint.

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on September 27, 2013
at 10:25 PM

Gelatin (Can be found from grass-fed cow's hooves here) supposedly works wonders for digestion, joint health, and connective tissue.

Is fairly inexpensive, too.

(As mentioned, regular consumption of bone broths with marrow and collagenous connective tissues (especially things like hooves or knuckle bones) will also contribute a good amount of various amino acids and substances like collagen which will help with connective tissue health.)

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on September 27, 2013
at 10:02 PM

Like what other people have been saying, glucosamine, chondroiton, homemade bone broth, geletain, and I've heard tapioca, taro, and okra work well too

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on September 27, 2013
at 01:38 PM

+1 on the weight bearing exercises, can't believe it was mentioned once. The best way to help joint injuries is to make sure that there are no problems with ligaments, muscle imbalances etc. and that's with weight bearing exercises and doing as much as you can about it. This will make more difference than any supplement and will greatly slow down the rate of damage caused to the joint.

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on September 27, 2013
at 01:32 PM

Thanks folks, I'll look into it.

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on September 27, 2013
at 05:15 AM

fish oils, make sure you're not vitamin/mineral deficient, and do some weight bearing exercise to strengthen the tissues.

4cef120270c742b7f0094b05c617636f

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on September 27, 2013
at 01:36 PM

And eat fish to get those oils because too much rancid fish oil from capsules isn't that good for you.

+1 on the weight bearing exercises, can't believe it was mentioned once. The best way to help joint injuries is to make sure that there are no problems with ligaments, muscle imbalances etc. and that's with weight bearing exercises and doing as much as you can about it. This will make more difference than any supplement and will greatly slow down the rate of damage caused to the joint.

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on September 27, 2013
at 04:54 AM

try to increase your gelatin intake either through bone broth or great lakes brand grass fed gelatin, also i take Animal Flex joint stack (not sure how paleo it is, but it blows glucosamine out of the park as far as effectiveness goes) and a few of my friends with major sport induced joint problems stack animal flex with super cissus (which i think helps repair more "deep joint" problems, though i don't really know)

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increase the gelatin in your diet, and i take the animal flex joint stack... not sure that its "paleo" but it blows glucosamine on its own out of the park.

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on September 27, 2013
at 02:07 AM

Bone broth, gelatin, and vitamin D are all good. And if you are still eating ANY grains, STOP. That turned the clock back on my 50+ year old body--no grain, no pain. Consider cutting out sugars--natural or not--too.

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on September 26, 2013
at 11:07 PM

I benefit greatly from using Sam-E. I had a lot of popping, along with looseness in my knees (I'd be walking and one would just give out on me). I take 40mg of Sam-E daily, and both problems have gone away. It's also great for boosting one's mood, too.

Here' the WebMD page on the subject and the National Institutes of Health Sam-E page.

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Interesting.

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Thank you.

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