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Article: Short-term efficacy of a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate compared to a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate and calcium fructoborate (cfb) on improvement of knee discomfort conditions in healthy subjects.
Shanghai-based Cactus Botanies has launched chondroitin sulfate that is free from impurities or adulteration and thoroughly tested for quality using four methodologies.
PARIS -- A fixed-dose combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate was as good as the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib for moderate to severe knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis in the double-blind, noninferiority MOVES trial.
In an article published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, Swiss researchers report the results of a trial that uncovered a benefit for supplementation with chondroitin sulfate in men and women with osteoarthritis of the hand.
Those currently taking analgesic medications were eligible only after a suitable washout period and those currently taking glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate or MSM were only eligible after a 3 month washout period.
The dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, together or alone, appeared to fare no better than placebo in slowing loss of cartilage in osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers from the Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT) team report in the October issue of "Arthritis & Rheumatism.
The contaminant in batches of heparin that were linked to 19 deaths and several hundred serious health problems in the United States is a chemical compound known as oversulfated chondroitin sulfate, the Food and Drug Administration announced.
This rigorous, large-scale study showed that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate appeared to help people with moderate to severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, but not those with mild pain," says Stephen Straus, director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.