Heard of chrondroitin sulfate? Glucosamine sulfate? What about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Augusta chiropractic patients have. Glucosamine and chondroitin’s benefits – natural compounds found in cartilage - have escalated 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! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 were involved. They began the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers found that current use of glucosamine significantly reduced the mortality of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was logged. (1) Augusta chiropractic patients may not have known that.
GLUCOSAMINE USE DECREASED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
Additionally, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (started in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) exposed that habitual use of glucosamine to alleviate osteoarthritis pain also may lead to lowered risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic appreciates the developing list of benefits for glucosamine use.
GS/CS SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCED OVERALL MORTALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY
Then, these earlier papers caught the attention of Dana King, MD, an avid bicyclist who had taken glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis and discovered 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 further support the 2012 and 2019 reports 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 prone to die due to cardiovascular disease issues by 65% and less likely to die due to overall/all-cause issues by 39%. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic surely knows the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related issues like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is heartened to see its benefit extend beyond these issues for our Augusta 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 seemingly beneficial from an epidemiological standpoint. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment today. Surely this info on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation piqued your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here to talk about it further!