Category Archives: Supplements

Glucosamine and chondroitin are not worth it for climbers.

Why Don’t Glucosamine and Chondroitin Work for Climbers?

Last week I published the official supplement guide for glucosamine and chondroitin, but I also wanted to write a second, more reader-friendly executive summary (and alternate analysis) for these guides so you don’t have to go through the entire 2,000 word (or longer) document to get why I made such-and-such a recommendation. So this week, I’m going […]

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Everything a climber needs to know about glucosamine and chondroitin.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplement Guide

Facts at a Glance Glucosamine and chondroitin are touted as joint health supplements, but appear to only be effective in treating the specific form of joint damage common to osteoarthritis (cartilage degeneration)—and even there, the science is less than decided. The type of joint damage common to climbers cannot be repaired or prevented by glucosamine […]

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