How to choose the right supplement for joint pain? I have known that one must prefer the supplement that has got glucosamine and chondroitin content.
I am not a doctor, so I cannot prescribe anything; I take DL-Phenylalanine once a day. Sometimes twice a day (500mg). It's the "D" part that is for pain. The "L" part is supposed to be for mood. Wikipedia has a write-up. Read it thoroughly, since some folks should not be taking it:
I think it has helped a knee concern when MSM just gave me gas, and I never cared for the standard chondroiton and glucosamine, based on my own readings on the internet. So, even if DL-Phenylalanine is just a placebo, I feel like it has done some good? I am satisfied with the Vitamin Shoppe brand, since I do not find it in regular pharmacies, and I haven't investigated other supplement suppliers.
Also, everyone has a different threshold of pain, I believe. So, one of the ancient Stoics might have just ignored joint problems?