My mother swears by glucosamine and chondroiton tablets. I’ve seen various articles saying everything from “wonder supplement” to “super-placebo.” Is there an authoritative source that is written in simple language for a non-medical person?
I was taking the supplement for a couple of years, but I ran out a month ago and haven’t gotten any more. (My primary care physician didn’t say anything either way when I told her I was taking it.) I didn’t really think about it till I started feeling lots of pains in my feet, including some foot cramps at night. I don’t know if it’s cause and effect or coincidence.
In any event, I’d love to know if any serious research has been done and reported in non-technical terminology. I’d also be interested in anecdotal evidence either way. I’m going to make an appointment with my Dr to discuss my pains, so I’m not looking for a diagnosis here - just wondering what others think or know.