Initial Posting: 7/24/2018    Last Update: 7/24/2018
Answer: A large, multi-year study found a significantly lower risk of death during the study among people taking glucosamine and/or chondroitin, as explained in the Joint Health Supplements Review. More research is needed to determine if this is a cause-and-effect relationship.
For more information about glucosamine and chondroitin (and other ingredients such as boswellia and MSM) for joint pain, see the What It Does section of the Joint Health Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
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