Sunday, February 21, 2010

Should You or Shouldn't You?

When I saw the ortho doc back in January I had forgotten to ask an important question. Is it worth it to take Glucosamine? So I simply called their office yesterday and was told by his nurse that he highly recommends taking it. Glucosamine is taken for joint pain. According to the label it is made from shellfish so I guess if you were allergic it wouldn't be a good idea.

It can be quite pricy(compared to some vitamins) but I decided to go ahead and give it a try during the racing season. I had taken it a couple of years ago but didn't stick with the regimen for long. So officially I started it Feb. 20.

There's no proof that it works but there isn't any that proves it doesn't.

The nurse told me it can take 6 - 8 weeks to feel it work. Hopefully I made a good decision.


Anonymous said...

Several weeks ago when I went to the ortho dr. about my "base board" knees (ha) he told me the same thing. No proof that it helps, but he highly suggested that I take it. I have yet to try but maybe this week I'll remember to try some. Walgreen's drugstore has many of their vitamins 2 for 1 this week.

Terri said...

Hi, Susie! I've neglected my running blog as much as I've neglected my everyday blog but I resolve to do a better job this spring! Let me know if the glucosamine helps - I've been thinking of taking it myself.