Ah, glucosamine chondroitin. That famous duo that’s supposed to help with joint pain and arthritis. But if you’re someone who already has high blood pressure or just wants to keep it in check, you might be wondering if adding these supplements to your routine is a smart move. Can they cause your blood pressure to shoot up? Well, I’ve done some digging (not literally) and rounded up the facts for ya.
The Basics: What is Glucosamine Chondroitin?
Before we can start talking about whether or not this supplement affects blood pressure, let’s strip things back a bit and understand what exactly we’re dealing with here.
Glucosamine, my friends, is an amino sugar that our bodies naturally produce. It plays a key role in building cartilage – that stuff in our joints that helps cushion them when we move around (or do the Macarena). As for chondroitin, it’s another natural substance found in our cartilage.
Together, glucosamine chondroitin supplements are taken as a potential treatment for conditions like osteoarthritis – where cartilage breaks down over time leading to symptoms like pain and stiffness.
So there’s the backstory on these dubious duo but…will they make one more jumpy than normal?
The Connection Between Glucosamine Chondroitin Supplements and Blood Pressure
Okie dokie so with those definitions on hand let’s explore how their consumption relates to high frick’n BP levels:
- There haven’t been many studies exploring whether taking glucosamine chondroitin supplements leads directly leads people experiencing higher systolic or diastolic readings.
- One small study published found significantly increases of ”office” sys & dia Readings when took 1500mg Daily -but most folks tend only use 500mg.
- A recent study published aimed to shed some light on the effectiveness of taking both supplements in people with high blood pressure but unfortunately failed to find any significant effect.
- There is, however, a theory that chondroitin compounds have been shown to slow down platelet aggregation, an important factor used for clotting or blocking off damaged areas e.g., wounds. When this theory was tested out it did not show strong enough evidence that would cause hypertension rapidly.
Boiled potatoes: there’s more research needed before we can say “yes” or “no” definitively when it comes to glucosamine chondroitin and our BP levels.
So if you’re still feeling curious about whether these supplements are right for your bopping jointz/bones here are some other things the current medical establishment has shared:
Talk to Your Doctor First
Before adding anything new supplement wise into your daily routine make sure you share with your doc all pills/meds/etc currently using. Supplements come from ah natural sources but they could affect other treatments negatively without proper precautions being taken.
As mentioned earlier different studies utilized varying dosages from 0 – 1500 mg per day so keeping tabs on dosage requirements will help keep one away having unnecessary complications
Side Effects Exist! But Duh!
Just like many medicines even our green/herb supplements can have negative side effects including upset stomachs or headaches so make sure ever time u put something unknown inside yo body anticipate possible surprises ahead plus get feedback from yer physician.
All righty folks hopefully after reading through this informative (if somewhat cheeky) article you now feel better equipped at making wiser health choices— Remember there isn’t enough information as yet attempting proving beyind reasonabe doubt scientifc claims either positive OR negartive concerning increaed/higher blood pressure associated risks with glucosamine & chondroitin.
Maybe a future study will address it better, but until then just listen to your body!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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