I used to take the same supplements, for years, actually. Then, one day, I realized that I was still having the same arthritis pain, and the pills really didn't do that much for me. I THOUGHT they did, but hubby pointed out that I complained of knee pain just as much as I ever did. Then my doctor's office sent out a newsletter that mentioned studies showed Glucosamine and Chondroitin just don't work any better than a placebo.
On the other hand, it doesn't seem to have any side effects, unless you are diabetic, so it can't hurt you. I guess if you think it works, then it will. YMMV.
Well, it probably depends on how severe the arthritis is. I don't know that I have arthritis; I didn't actually go to a doctor. I just did some research about stiff joints and found out that my joints were not behaving as they should. My research also led me to Glucosamine, so I figured I'd try it out, and so far it seems to be helping.
Different people will also respond to supplements in different ways, so what works for somebody may not work for somebody else.
Many bodybuilders take Creatine before workouts to give them increased energy and bigger pumps in the gym. It's one of the most basic, widely-accepted bodybuilding supplements, and people have been using it for decades with great results.
You know what happens when I
take creatine? I get sleepy.