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By now you've become wary of all those commercials...you know, the ones where the women frolic through a field of flowers because they're free of asthma, or a couple shares a romantic moment because of Cialis. Then comes the lawyer-mandated list of side effects. Now you're pondering hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, and chondroitin for joint stiffness and pain, arthritis, the whole works. Can you afford the side effects? Actually, the biggest side effect of all these joint health supplements is...that you will frolic through a field of flowers. Your love life may even improve. Naturally, glucosamine isn't recommended for anyone with diabetes -- choose hyaluronic acid instead. Minor side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin include stomach problems, heartburn and diarrhea. Hyaluronic acid side effects are mostly unknown, although some people have reported a skin rash like chicken pox.
Since I have been taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin (about 22 days) I have develop mild vertigo. Is this one of the side effect that are not shown?
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. I've just started taking HA supplements (after years of gluc/chon/cats claw) and it seems to be helping! However, I developed this strange mid-back rash and had no idea what was going on until I did a search on the symptoms. I guess that I can trade pain and immobility for the constant itching and scratching ... for now ..... Have you heard anything about it being associated with tingling, like up & down your arm??
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|