Southern New Hampshire Supplementation with Chondroitin and Glucosamine Shown to Reduce Overall and Cardiovascular Disease Risk of Death

December 22, 2020

Heard of glucosamine sulfate? Chondroitin sulfate? How about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Southern New Hampshire 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is happy to present the added 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 took glucosamine/chondroitin supplements participated. They began the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers discovered that current use of glucosamine significantly reduced the risk of death from cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was documented. (1) Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients may not have realized that.

GLUCOSAMINE USE REDUCED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Additionally, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (began in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) exposed that habitual use of glucosamine to relieve osteoarthritis pain also may lead to lowered risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is grateful for the growing list of benefits for glucosamine use.

GS/CS SUPPLEMENTATION REDUCED OVERALL MORTALITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY

Then, these previously published papers caught the attention of Dana King, MD, an avid bicyclist who took glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis and knew 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 detailed. The findings further support the 2012 and 2019 papers 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 12 months. These participants were found to be less likely to die due to cardiovascular disease issues by 65% and less prone to die due to overall/all-cause issues by 39%. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport surely recognizes the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related conditions like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is inspired to see its benefit spread beyond these issues for our Southern New Hampshire 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 seemingly beneficial from an epidemiological standpoint. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport agrees! Chiropractic care combines 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 illustrates how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management integrates nutrition like glucosamine/chondroitin for optimal clinical outcomes.

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Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. Surely this info on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation aroused your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. New Hampshire Spine and Sport is here to discuss it more!

 
New Hampshire Spine and Sport presents new research supporting the habitual use of chondroitin and glucosamine which is shown to reduce overall and cardiovascular disease mortality.