Glucosamine Sulphate - Like WD40 for your Joints?

I was scanning through some non uni reading material and thought of you poor uniers with bad knees.

“…taking Glucosamine Sulphate tablets daily during the riding season - they are best descibed as WD40 for your joints.”

Do any of you have any experience with this stuff? Good? Bad?

I dont have bad knees joints (yet), but thought that others might benefit from this.

Oh, heres a thread from back in the day on it (only 2 posts):

take it easy

I do have bad knees, so I have taken the tablets you mentioned. I didn’t feel a noticeable difference one way or the other. I still have a bottle of the stuff sitting in my bathroom. I’ll start taking it again someday. If you do decided to start taking it, I’d suggest getting it from Coctco, it’s much cheaper. And, be sure to check how many milligrams of the stuff are in each pill, you may end up having to take four a day if you don’t.

I’m old (see avatar box) and my left knee cartilage has a small tear in it that I’ve been nursing since High School football (32 years ago). I tried Glucosamine Sulfate and Condroitin, you have to give it 4 to 6 weeks, which I did. It didn’t seem to do anything for me. But I can still do almost everything I want to, except that Samurai-style knee walking that us Aikido folks do.

it’s some good stuff. I use it.

My dad uses it and loves it!

I have used glucosamine and condroitin for several years. A few times I have run out and gone without for a couple of months, and every time I start having knee pain again. After a couple of weeks of taking it again the pain goes away. So for me, it does seem to work well. When you start taking it you take a higher dose for a while, then reduce it. You have to take the recommended amount for it to do any good at all, according to the doctors who agree that it works. It sure helps old dogs (the canine kind) get around also.


A better cure would be religion. Religion and crack.

Re: Glucosamine Sulphate - Like WD40 for your Joints?

Try googling “glucosamine” and look for credible sounding sources -
you’ll get more reliable information than asking for anecdotal
reports. The first article I clicked was at
and cautiously optimistic about its use for treating arthritis.

I’ve wondered whether it might help my joint aches, but haven’t been
willing to commit to longterm use at this time.