What is Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM?

Category: Supplements

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Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are components of normal cartilage. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound. The combination is said to nourish cartilage and connective tissue, improve wound healing and reduce pain from osteoarthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 38 14
Improve mobility 26 7
General health 20 1
Arthritis pain 8 1
Joint stiffness 5 2
Osteoarthritis 4 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 4
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Fatigue 1
Flatulence 1
Nausea 1
None 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
1.5 g daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
2 tab(s) daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1
4 other daily 1
500-500-66.7 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 6
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 8
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 10
Not specified 13
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4 patient evaluations for Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM

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maremare
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maremare
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See maremare's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM history

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Oct 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily
Advice & Tips: Helped with the pain in my knees alot

  • 0 helpful marks
macteach
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macteach
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 31
Condition: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease

See macteach's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM history

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.2 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Simply Complicated
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Simply Complicated
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Simply Complicated's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM history

Dec 26, 2010 (Started May 05, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopped due to gall bladder attack

  • 0 helpful marks
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