It’s important to stay informed about supplements, especially when you are taking prescription medications and/or have a medical condition. You can keep up with the latest information on government websites, health-related organization sites such as The American Heart Association and reputable medical sites which provide scientific and medical research.
Some reasons to stay informed:
- If you are on prescription medications or take OTC medications on a regular basis, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking supplements.
- If you are pregnant or trying to conceive
- When you are having surgery
- If you aren’t feeling well and haven’t been diagnosed
- If you are giving supplements to a child
A very common supplement that is taken is glucosamine. There have been medical studies to show that it does reduce pain in people diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Some studies showed that it works better with osteoporosis in the knee that general osteoporosis. These are the most current studies I found while searching this subject. Earlier studies had different outcomes; therefore, staying informed about supplements is key to knowing what is best for you and your health.