View Full Version : Knee injury supplements

05-03-2010, 03:06 PM
okay so i have a really bad knee injury. ever since i shattered my

left knee its been giving me trouble. will the l-ornithine

supplements or any of these supplements help? i mean they are

selling it for less than 3 bucks should i give it a shot? anyone

know what the biology behind it is?


05-03-2010, 03:39 PM
I don't know who gave you the idea that taking l-ornithine will help joint health in any way but it won't no matter how much of it you take. In fact, you probably won't notice anything at all from taking any individual amino acid save for l-glutamine. Don't waste your money on amino-acids. In fact, don't waste your money on crappy whole-sale "nutrition" like this.

What will help your knees and joints more than anything is a good high dose of fish-oil or flax-seed oil. And remember that with nutritional supplements, most of the time you get what you pay for.

05-04-2010, 12:08 PM
If it's bothering you due to inflammation you could try supplementing with a fish oil (you're going to have to do more than the "recommended" 3g/day)

Use this calculator to help:

05-04-2010, 02:08 PM
There is a pill containing Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM. They say it helps your joints out some.

05-05-2010, 02:01 PM
There is a pill containing Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM. They say it helps your joints out some.

If you have the money, and don't mind taking 6 pills a day, I would say go for it. A lot of people have been helped by glucosamine supplements, you just have to take a very high dose, and you have to take it for a very long time before you will notice any difference, sometimes months.

05-05-2010, 03:09 PM
I dislocated my right knee a dozen or so times in my youth. I can't walk right without glucosamine and when I take it I have zero symptoms. Lots of research to back it and it's cheap. So long as you're not allergic to shellfish.

Joe Black
05-06-2010, 02:07 AM
I can't comment on the injury specifically but load up on Fish Oil (http://atlargenutrition.com/nutrition_detail.php?products_id=15) (5-10 capsules a day) when things feel sore and also a supplement like ETS (http://atlargenutrition.com/nutrition_detail.php?products_id=5) will work WONDERS for you.