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Some Joint Health Supplements Mislabeled:

Glucosamine, chondroitin, Boswellia and MSM are popular dietary supplement ingredients for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis—worn joint cartilage. But some products don’t contain listed ingredients, are contaminated with lead, or do not break apart properly, according recent analyses by, White Plains, NY.

In fact, 3 of 18 supplements (17%) for people selected for review failed testing, as did all four of the products for dogs and cats. Additional products that passed testing, including two for pets, were identified through’s Quality Certification Program.

Twenty-nine percent of people who take multiple dietary supplements take a joint health supplement according to read more…

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Differential metabolic effects of glucosamine and Nacetylglucosamine in human articular chondrocytes

Alexander R. Shikhman, Diana C. Brinson, Jean Valbracht and Martin K. Lotz

Objective—Aminosugars are commonly used to treat osteoarthritis; however, molecular mechanisms mediating their anti-arthritic activities are still poorly understood. This study analyzes facilitated transport and metabolic effects of glucosamine (GlcN) and N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) in human articular chondrocytes.

Methods—Human articular chondrocytes were isolated from knee cartilage. Facilitated transport of glucose, GlcN and GlcNAc was measured by uptake of [ 3H]2-deoxyglucose, [ 3H]GlcN and [ 3H] GlcNAc. Glucose transporter (GLUT) expression was analyzed by Western blotting. Production of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (SGAG) was measured using [ 35 S]SO4. Hyaluronan read more…

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An Integrative Nutritional Approach To The Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dan Lukaczer, ND

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the synovial membranes—is associated with considerable financial costs and morbidity. Symptoms of RA generally begin as morning stiffness and pain in the small joints of the hands and feet, sometimes progressing to the larger joints and the cervical spine. read more…

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