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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by jimbo74, December 20, 2004.

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  1. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder Elite Explorer

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    NOT BONG RELATED! :smoke:

    this might get moved but thats ok...

    Well, I just started taking joint supplements... I was wondering what everyone else thinks of them?

    Right now I am taking GNC Glucosamine 500 with Chondroitin 400 (you are supposed to take 3 a day) and MSM 1000 (1 or 2 a day)

    I take the regular amount of doses per day sometimes, but usually just 1 pill of each, each day.

    Does anyone use these? Believe in them? Think it's just a bunch of hype? Lets hear the opinions.....
     
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  3. unclemeat

    unclemeat Well-Known Member

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    I take the Glucosamine and Chondrotian, two or three a day. They were recommended by my chriopractor. They seem to be very popular with the physically active over 40 crowd. I don't notice any difference when I am taking them, but I do notice a difference if I run out. My joints pop and crackle a lot more and tend to be a little more painful.
     
  4. james t

    james t moderation Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Alot of guys at work take them, and most i know have had decent results. Its not a cure-all, but it seems to help.
     
  5. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder Elite Explorer

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    thats good, im a roofer now, and that stuff is tough on the body
     
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    The atomic weight of the glucose molecule is too large to pass through the lining in the gut/intestines.. so its pretty much useless. MSM is an anti inflamitory, so it ofcourse will help with any pain or swelling you might have.

    Best thing is to get enough EFA's(essential fatty acids) in your diet, and consume plenty of water.
     
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    ^that or be not a roofer anymore. Both will cure your symptoms. ;)
     
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    Agree with meat, this stuff works, takes maybe 3 weeks to kick in, after a couple mos, stop taking it, and you know it.
     
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    My wife and I have been giving that to our dog for years and it seems to work pretty well.
     
  10. jimbo74

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    well, im still using the gnc stuff... and i can tell you i did a little experiment of my own.... and not even an experiment as i got lazy... this stuff does work... a few weeks ago, we were pretty busy on jobsites... well as christmas season got in full swing i havent worked for the past 3 weeks... i stopped taking my supplements..... i am now starting to really feel it..... at first when i was taking them i saw no improvement... but now that i have been off of them for 3 weeks, im noticing that i hurt a lot more now and my joints crack more when i do stuff..... so as of right now, i started again.....
     
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    ive suffered from a bad back since 1995 constantly and have been taking these tablets for 6 months and am feeling the best for such a long time that im seriouslly considering looking for a job, im not taking morphine any more but still taking pain killers
    even if it is the placebo effect ill keep taking them.
    they are called naturesway superflex backpain relief
    contents
    glucosamine 750mg,magnesium 100mg, vitamin c100mg,black cohosh200mg,
    cayenne 50mg, passinflower 250mg, feverfew,
    http://www.naturesway.com.au/
     






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