Combining glucosamine plus chondroitin is more effective than taking the individual ingredients
Hundreds of products combine glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis...Cosamin DS, Arthrimin, Flex-A-Min, Joint Essentials, Move Free, etc.
Manufacturers of these products often imply that taking a combination is more effective than taking just one of the individual ingredients.
There is some evidence that a specific combination product (Cosamin DS) can help reduce pain in patients with osteoarthritis. It contains glucosamine HCl, chondroitin sulfate, and manganese. Our Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates this combination Possibly Effective.