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Osteoarthritis Management

Fish OilFish Oil

When looking at Omega-3 Fish Oil products observe the strength of eicosapentaenoicacid (EPA) per millilitre or capsule.

You need to aim for 1000-2000mg of EPA per day, which can be as many as 9-12 capsules per day.

You can also take liquid fish oil. Liquid fish oil can be taken with juice if needed. You should aim for 5-6ml of liquid fish oil per day. Once you get used to the liquid it is the easiest form of management to continue.


Glucosamine/ChondroitinThe recommended dose of glucosamine is 1500mg per day taken orally, either as a tablet or in powder formulation. Not infrequently it comes in combination with chondroitin sulphate (recommended dose 1000mg per day).

Try glucosamine/chondroitin for three months. Stop taking it and if you think your symptoms deteriorate continue to take it, otherwise do not restart.

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