Minute Maid Active With Glucosamine / Does Minute Maid Active with Glucosamine Really Work?

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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?

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  • Ma
      9th of May, 2010

    I don't know about osteoarthritis, but this may have some other under lying benefits that need looked at. I may need to research this certain compound.. nonetheless, something about this OJ helps. They used to carry this at a wal-mart near my home.

    I have mild cerebal palsy. It affects me in a number of ways, one of those being my joints, so I am always on the look out for stuff that might it a bit easier on me.

    During my shopping I buy either Tropicana or simply orange juice. When they started carrying this kind of minute maid I decided to buy it as well. It did help me, even if not dramatically. So perhaps for minor aches it can help? I may have been doing something else that I did not catch on to, but I swear the juice was a factor.

    I imagine a full blown supplement would have done a great deal more though. It sure doesn't do as advertised.

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  • Jo
      17th of May, 2010

    It actually helped my knee pain but now I can't seem to find it anymore. I guess it depends on your system or something.

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