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

Heard of glucosamine sulfate? Chondroitin sulfate? What about arthritis, disc disease, and heart disease? Today’s Toronto chiropractic patients have. Glucosamine and chondroitin’s benefits – natural compounds found in cartilage - have escalated to the level of common knowledge, making their combination supplements very well used for disc and joint issues and now for cardiovascular disease and overall mortality reduction. That is some news! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is pleased to share 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 took part. They started the study in 2000-2002 and followed up in 2008. Researchers discovered that present use of glucosamine significantly reduced the death risk of cancer. Further, a large risk of death decrease due to respiratory disease was documented. (1) Toronto chiropractic patients may not have known that.

GLUCOSAMINE USE REDUCED RISKS OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Additionally, a study of 466,039 glucosamine-taking participants (initiated in 2006-2010 and followed up in 2016) revealed that habitual use of glucosamine to relieve osteoarthritis pain also may lead to lessened risks of cardiovascular issues like stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease death. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre appreciates 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 studied 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 also 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 a year. These participants were found to be less prone to die due to cardiovascular disease issues by 65% and less likely to die due to overall/all-cause issues by 39%. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre surely recognizes the benefit of glucosamine/chondroitin for cartilage related issues like osteoarthritis, disc disease, and joint pain and is inspired to see its benefit spread beyond these issues for our Toronto chiropractic patients.

SUPPLEMENT NOT SUBSTITUTE

Interviewed for the journal, Bicycling, lead researcher in the 2020 paper, Dr. King calls 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) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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Make your Toronto chiropractic appointment now. Surely this information on the benefits of glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation piqued your interest whether you have disc/joint/osteoarthritis issues or cardiovascular issues. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is here to talk about it further!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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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