Best Glucosamine/Chondroitin

I have been told by ortho that I will eventually need a knee replacement. He said I have moderate to severe osteoarthritis in my left knee.

When I asked him what I can do he said "lose weight and glucosamine/chondroitin."

So, what brand is the best glucosamine/chondroitin that is available?

glc 2000 - end thread.

ElastiJoint from Labrada is really good.....

Hydrolyzed Gelatin (collagen) 5g

MSM 2g

Glucosamine Sulfate 1.5g

Chondroitin Sulfate 1.2g

Vitamin C 990mg

* Hydrolyzed gelatin - Gelatin provides the components of collagen, which is the basis of connective tissue found in skin, ligaments, cartilage, vertebral discs, joint linings, capillary walls, and the bones and teeth.

* Glucosamine sulfate - Glucosamine is a major component of cartilage. It helps the body make synovial fluid, an important joint lubricant, and proteoglycans, the large, shock absorbing molecules found in cartilage.

* Chondroitin sulfate - Chondroitin is a derivative of glucosamine that supports the strength and flexibility of all connective tissues in the body.

* MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) - MSM is a natural, nutritional source of biologically active sulfur. The MSM in Elasti Joint provides the body with the raw materials it requires to support healthy connective tissues.

* Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - Ascorbic acid is added to Elasti Joint because it is essential for the synthesis of collagen and the reconstruction of connective tissues in the body.

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I'm considering subscribing to them for a year to get the full test results. It would suck to take something that didn't have what it said on the label.

1) eliminate dairy from your diet 2) read fit for life
3) read Toxic Relief 4) no matter how much you do now eat a boatload more fruits/veg's and cut way down on meat. As far as G/C supps I used to take Osteo BiFlex 3X when i was doing mma and it really cut down on my joint soreness a lot