Heard of chrondroitin sulfate? Glucosamine sulfate? What about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Easley 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 very well used for disc and joint issues and now for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality reduction. That is some news! Young Chiropractic is happy 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 participated. They started the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers found that present use of glucosamine significantly reduced the death risk of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was noted. (1) Easley chiropractic patients may not have realized that.
GLUCOSAMINE USE DECREASED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Further, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (started in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) exposed that habitual use of glucosamine to ease osteoarthritis pain also may lead to reduced risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) Young Chiropractic is grateful for the growing list of benefits for glucosamine use.
GS/CS SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCED OVERALL MORTALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY
Then, these previously published papers caught the attention of Dana King, MD, an avid bicyclist who took glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis and found many bicycling friends did as well. (3) She and colleagues further explored 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 also 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) Young Chiropractic surely recognizes the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related issues like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is inspired to see its benefit extend beyond these issues for our Easley chiropractic patients.
SUPPLEMENTATION NOT SUBSTITUTION
Talked to for an interview with the journal, Bicycling, lead researcher in the 2020 paper, Dr. King calls the results “encouraging” but adds that taking supplements is not a substitute for exercise but their addition is seemingly beneficial from an epidemiological standpoint. (3) Young Chiropractic agrees! Chiropractic care combines 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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