WHAT TO TAKE: Glucosamine. WHAT IT DOES: Relieves the symptoms of osteoarthritis. It can also prevent cartilage breakdown and even repair it, Sali says. Glucosamine can be combined with fish oil, krill or ginger, which have antiinflammatory properties that can also help sore joints.
WHAT IT CAN INTERACT WITH: Potassium glucosamine ( an additive found in many glucosamine supplements) can leave you with too much potassium in your body. Known as hyperkalemia, this is particularly dangerous if you are taking blood pressure medication or have impaired kidney function. You might not feel anything with mild hyperkalemia, but if potassium levels rise too much, too quickly, it can lead to a slow heartbeat and weak pulse. It can also increase the risk of bleeding if taken with the anticoagulant drug warfarin.