Minute Maid Active With Glucosamine / Does Minute Maid Active with Glucosamine Really Work?
Who has taken glucosamine supplements, or tried any products with glucosamine? The Center for Science in the Public Interest has this to say about Minute Maid Active orange juice:
Minute Maid Active orange juice makes bogus claims “to help protect healthy joints.” The label boasts that a serving contains 750 mg of glucosamine HCl. Minute Maid claims that this product is designed “to help protect healthy joints.” The information panel states: “Glucosamine helps protect cartilage and joints from the stress of normal daily activities.”
The form of glucosamine used in this beverage, glucosamine hydrochloride, does not relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis. The most recent review of the 15 best studies of glucosamine and osteoarthritis concluded that “glucosamine hydrochloride is not effective.” In the largest study of glucosamine, funded by the National Institutes of Health, glucosamine hydrochloride did not reduce pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
What do you think about all this? Has anyone out there tried Minute Maid Active, and had (or not had) any results?