Heard of glucosamine sulfate? Chondroitin sulfate? What about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Nashua chiropractic patients have. Glucosamine and chondroitin’s benefits – compounds found naturally in cartilage - have grown to the level of common knowledge, making their combination supplements quite popular for disc and joint issues and now for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality reduction. That’s some news! Moriarty Chiropractic is pleased to share the additional benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation.
GLUCOSAMINE USE REDUCED RISK OF DEATH FROM CANCER AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE
A 2012 study of 77,510 Washington (US) state residents in the 50 to 76-year-old range who took glucosamine/chondroitin supplements were involved. They began the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers found that present use of glucosamine significantly decreased the mortality of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was noted. (1) Nashua chiropractic patients may not have realized that.
GLUCOSAMINE USE REDUCED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Further, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (started in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) revealed that habitual use of glucosamine to relieve osteoarthritis pain also may lead to lowered risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic is grateful for the developing list of benefits for glucosamine use.
GS/CS SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCED OVERALL MORTALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY
Then, these earlier papers grabbed the attention of Dana King, MD, an avid bicyclist who had taken glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis and knew many bicycling friends did as well. (3) She and colleagues further studied this topic and published its results in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation and mortality – overall mortality and cardiovascular mortality – are detailed. The findings further support the 2012 and 2019 papers just shared. 16,686 US participants were followed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study from 1999 to 2010. 658 of them had been taking glucosamine/chondroitin for at least 12 months. These participants were discovered to be less likely to die due to cardiovascular disease issues by 65% and less likely to die due to overall/all-cause issues by 39%. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic certainly recognizes the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related conditions like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is heartened to see its benefit spread beyond these issues for our Nashua chiropractic patients.
SUPPLEMENT NOT SUBSTITUTE
Interviewed for the journal, Bicycling, lead researcher in the 2020 paper, Dr. King describes the results “encouraging” but adds that taking supplements is not a substitute for exercise but their addition is apparently beneficial from an epidemiological standpoint. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic agrees! Chiropractic care incorporates spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise to improve positive clinical outcomes for pain relief and quality of life. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates nutrition like glucosamine/chondroitin for optimal clinical outcomes.
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Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. Surely this data on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation aroused your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. Moriarty Chiropractic is here to discuss it further!