Glucosamine Sulphate, Chondroitin Sulphate

Glucosamine Sulphate for Healthy Joints Bursting With Health
Glucosamine Sulphate, Glucosamine Chondroitin

The Amount of Glucosamine Produced by the Body May be Insufficient. Glucosamine is an amino sugar normally formed in humans from glucose. Glucosamine Sulphate is one of the biological chemicals that forms all the major cushioning ingredients of the joint fluids and surrounding tissues. It helps make the fluid thick and elastic.

Glucosamine Sulphate Helps maintain healthy cartilage, ligaments and tendons
Glucosamine Sulphate Promotes elasticity in the invertebral discs
Glucosamine & Chondroitin has a
Protective effect against joint destruction

Background Treatment of osteoarthritis is usually limited to short-term symptom control. We assessed the effects of the specific drug glucosamine sulphate on the long-term progression of osteoarthritis joint structure changes and symptoms.

Methods We did a randomised, double-blind placebo controlled trial, in which 212 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned 1500 mg sulphate oral glucosamine or placebo once daily for 3 years. Weightbearing, anteroposterior radiographs of each knee in full extension were taken at enrolment and after 1 and 3 years. Mean joint-space width of the medial compartment of the tibiofemoral joint was assessed by digital image analysis, whereas minimum joint-space width--ie, at the narrowest point--was measured by visual inspection with a magnifying lens. Symptoms were scored by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index.

Findings The 106 patients on placebo had a progressive joint-space narrowing, with a mean joint-space loss after 3 years of -0·31 mm (95% CI -0·48 to -0·13). There was no significant joint-space loss in the 106 patients on glucosamine sulphate: -0·06 mm (-0·22 to 0·09). Similar results were reported with minimum joint-space narrowing. As assessed by WOMAC scores, symptoms worsened slightly in patients on placebo compared with the improvement observed after treatment with glucosamine sulphate. There were no differences in safety or reasons for early withdrawal between the treatment and placebo groups.

Interpretation The long-term combined structure-modifying and symptom-modifying effects of gluosamine sulphate suggest that it could be a disease modifying agent in osteoarthritis.


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