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CHONDRAL PROTECTIVE REGIMEN
The dietary supplements below and vitamin are available over the counter and are important building blocks of articular cartilage. By taking this regimen, we hope to protect your remaining cartilage and decrease your pain. This regimen can take up to 3 months before benefits, such as decreased pain and swelling, are seen.
Who needs it?
Pain from chondral lesions and/or arthritis.
Joint space narrowing (arthritis) without pain.
Athletic patients with persistent joint stesses.
Glucosamine sulfate (1500mg daily)+*
Chondroitin sulfate (1200mg daily)*#
MSM (500-1000mg daily)*
Vitamin C (500 mg twice daily)
NOW Vegetarian Glucosamine and MSM
vegetable based and also contains Chondroitin. Available on eBay.
Solgar Extra Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM
kosher vegetable based product. Available on evitamins.com
Blubonnet Glucosamine Chondriotin plus MSM
kosher vegetable based product available at proflexsports.com
* A variety of brands offer these three supplements in one tablet.