Eugene Supplementation with Chondroitin and Glucosamine Shown to Reduce Overall and Cardiovascular Disease Risk of Death

Heard of chrondroitin sulfate? Glucosamine sulfate? What about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Eugene chiropractic patients have. Glucosamine and chondroitin’s benefits – compounds found naturally in cartilage - have escalated to the level of common knowledge, making their combination supplements quite well used for disc and joint issues and now for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality reduction. That is some news! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is pleased 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 consumed glucosamine/chondroitin supplements were involved. They started the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers revealed that present use of glucosamine significantly decreased the death risk of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease caused by respiratory disease was logged. (1) Eugene chiropractic patients may not have known that.

GLUCOSAMINE USE REDUCED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Further, 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is grateful for the expanding list of benefits for glucosamine use.

GS/CS SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCED OVERALL MORTALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY

Then, these earlier papers grabbed the attention of Dana King, MD, an enthusiastic bicyclist who took 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 listed. The findings also 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 a year. These participants were discovered to be less likely to die due to cardiovascular disease issues by 65% and less likely to die due to overall/all-cause issues by 39%. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic surely knows the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related conditions like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is heartened to see its benefit spread beyond these issues for our Eugene chiropractic patients.

SUPPLEMENTATION NOT SUBSTITUTION

Talked to for an interview with the journal, Bicycling, lead researcher in the 2020 paper, Dr. King dubs the results “encouraging” but adds that taking supplements is not a substitute for exercise but their addition is apparently beneficial from an epidemiological standpoint. (3) Rethwill 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 integrates nutrition like glucosamine/chondroitin for optimal clinical outcomes.

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Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today. Surely this information on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation piqued your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to discuss it more!

 
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic shares new research supporting the habitual use of chondroitin and glucosamine which is shown to reduce overall and cardiovascular disease mortality. 
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