Fish oil and glucosamine

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Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by mavisbramston » 04 Aug 2018, 21:28

So its apparently not all we thought it was. Should I chuck it?

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Aug 2018, 01:41

Don't waste them, use up what you've got but don't bother buying more . That's the professional advice given to me.
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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by mavisbramston » 05 Aug 2018, 08:44

Thanks Dream.
The environmental issues of both these products is very disturbing. These are multi billion dollar industries that exploit the environment using up shell fish, wasting marine life on products deemed useless
Fish oil according to some research has benn linked to prostate issues. Considering there is so little evidence that fish oil does anything at all for heart or even joint pain I avoid it.
Glusomine seems to raise sugar levels and blood pressure apparently ittoo should be avoided.

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by Perrorist » 05 Aug 2018, 12:03

So many of these products go down the toilet and end up in the water supply. When people eat a balanced diet, they should have no need for supplements. Take them only if advised by your doctor to rectify some deficiency.

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Aug 2018, 18:36

Perrorist wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 12:03
So many of these products go down the toilet and end up in the water supply. When people eat a balanced diet, they should have no need for supplements. Take them only if advised by your doctor to rectify some deficiency.
Yes. A doctor first advised me to try glucosamine, saying that nothing had been proven at that stage but it looked promising. I kept taking it until a pharmacist told me not to bother.
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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by lynny » 06 Aug 2018, 09:55

'Supplements' has developed into big business now. Endorsed by sports stars and celebrities.
I gave up on the fish oil, glucosamine thing when it had no apparent beneficial effect on my joint pains - but I spent too much money on finding that out.

I'll never forget the Cod Liver Oil I had to take every day when I was a kid. It tasted awful cus it did me good alledgedly. As I remember it just made me cry. 8-[

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by Perrorist » 06 Aug 2018, 11:18

That and a tablespoonful of malt before bedtime.

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by lynny » 06 Aug 2018, 15:31

Malt extract! I'd forgotten about that stuff. Tooth rotting goodness in a big jar. I loved it!

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by mavisbramston » 06 Aug 2018, 20:42

Did any one get caster oil? What was that ? It was awful.
Does anyone recall stuff called waterburys compound? Not sure if I have correct spelling.

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Post by Perrorist » 06 Aug 2018, 20:47

Castor oil was used for constipation, as I recall.

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by Dreamweaver » 07 Aug 2018, 10:19

Waterbury's compound was taken for colds and bronchitis coughs, and as a general tonic for illness and convalescence. I think it had creosote in it.
The castor oil plant contains a poison, ricin. I think they found a way to prevent it's digestion when it as used as a laxative, but now it's used industrially, and is good for the skin too.
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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by lynny » 07 Aug 2018, 10:26

I remember Syrup of Figs was used for constipation too.

I also got Dr Collis Browne's excellent cure for tummy aches. Made me feel all wam and fuzzy. Withdrawn from sale when they decided morphine probably wasn't good for kiddies.

What a traumatised childhood we all had! :icon-mrgreen:

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Post by Teddy » 07 Aug 2018, 11:24

Fortunately for us, but not for the poor person who was given Castor Oil for the problem of appendicitis, my mother didn't give Castor oil, but Senna tea every Saturday! 8-[

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by mavisbramston » 07 Aug 2018, 13:26

Thank you perrorist and dreamweaver :happy-sunshine:

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Re: Fish oil and glucosamine

Post by mavisbramston » 12 Aug 2018, 10:45

Teddy whats seena tea? Is it still given? Was it served hot?

Asa diabetic I do drink bitter melon tea.

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