Glucoamine Sulfate for Knee Osteoarthritis
Glucosamine Sulfate and Osteoarthritis of the Knee -
In this study, 318 patients were enrolled in this randomized control trial for patients with Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) during a six month treatment course.
Findings: glucosamine sulfate is more effective than placebo in treating knee osteoarthritis symptoms–reached the level of statistical significance over 6 month period.
What’s interesting about this study is that Acetaminophen actually failed to show a statistically significant effect compared to placebo for treating osteoarthritis pain. Of note, based on the findings of this particular study, it would indicate that if you’re going to try a product containing glucosamine, you should be fairly patient in terms of expecting results–about six months patient to be exact.
[box type="important"]Of note, this particular study included glucosamine sulfate vs. glucosamine hydrochloride or n-acetyl glucosamine. For those who’re interested in supplementing with glucosamine, make sure the product that you purchase contains glucosamine sulfate![/box]
[box type="note"]For more info about other natural arthritis remedies, follow the link.[/box]
- Herrero-Beaumont G, Ivorra JA, Del Carmen Trabado M, Blanco FJ, Benito P, Martín-Mola E, Paulino J, Marenco JL, Porto A, Laffon A, Araújo D, Figueroa M, Branco J. Glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study using acetaminophen as a side comparator. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb;56(2):555-67.