I’ve read of studies indicating improvement in skin wrinkling and firmness after extended use of oral glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation.


Q: I’ve read of studies indicating improvement in skin wrinkling and firmness after extended use of oral glucosamine/chondroitin supplementation. The premise is that these agents stimulate collagen production for not only the joints but everywhere in the body and thus would improve the skin. What do you think?

A: Cartilage and collagen is different. To built collagen, you need to understand the mechanics first by reading this article. http://www.drlam.com/articles/vitamin_C_therapy_in_cardiovascular_disease.asp Now that you know how collagen is made, you will know what to take, and it’s not so glucosamine and chondroitin at all.