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

Heard of glucosamine sulfate? Chondroitin sulfate? How about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Severna Park 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 popular for disc and joint issues and now for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality reduction. That’s some news! Back And Neck Care Center 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 took part. They started the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers discovered that present use of glucosamine significantly decreased the mortality of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was noted. (1) Severna Park chiropractic patients may not have realized that.

GLUCOSAMINE USE DECREASED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Additionally, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (started in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) exposed that habitual use of glucosamine to ease osteoarthritis pain also may lead to lowered risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) Back And Neck Care Center appreciates the growing 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 had taken 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 listed. The findings further support the 2012 and 2019 reports just shared. 16,686 US participants were tracked 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 found 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) Back And Neck Care Center surely recognizes the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related conditions like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is heartened to see its benefit extend beyond these issues for our Severna Park 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) Back And Neck Care Center agrees! Chiropractic care combines spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise to enhance 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 incorporates nutrition like glucosamine/chondroitin for optimal clinical outcomes.

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Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. Surely this data on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation aroused your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. Back And Neck Care Center is here to discuss it more!

 
Back And Neck Care Center 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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