Glucosamine with chondroitin is a widely used combination supplement used by many individuals who suffer from osteoarthritis and joint pain. Both glucosamine and chondroitin are natural compounds found in cartilage and are readily available as dietary supplements.
A recent US study, however indicates that there may be more benefits beyond those for joint health. The study, published by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM), sought to investigate the association of daily use of glucosamine/chondroitin with cardiovascular and overall mortality. Results of this indicated that regular supplementation with glucosamine and chondroitin was associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular related deaths.
Citation: The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine November 2020, 33 (6) 842-847.
Read the full results here: J Am Board Fam Med. DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.06.200110