Does MSM Help Joints and Muscles? -- (7/23/2017)
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is commonly in supplements for joint and muscle pain, although the evidence behind it has been limited. Its effectiveness in reducing pain, muscle damage, and oxidative stress was recently evaluated in people running a half-marathon. See the results in the "What It Does"
section of the Joint Health Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Boswellia)
, which includes our Top Picks
Chondroitin Matches Celebrex for Knee Pain -- (6/7/2017)
A type of chondroitin was found to reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis as much as the drug Celebrex, although not as quickly. Due to potential side-effects with Celebrex, the researchers suggested that this form of chondroitin be considered a first-line therapy for knee osteoarthritis. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does"
section of the Joint Supplements Review (Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, and Boswellia),
which includes CL’s tests and comparisons of products
Contaminated Chondroitin -- (6/13/2014)
A chondroitin ingredient on the market has been found to be contaminated with an inexpensive industrial compound. Get the details, along with our tests and comparisons of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for joint health, in the update to the Review of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health>>