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osteo bi-flex, does it work?


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so did I just waste $40?

I started running around feb of 2006, over the last year I've been having more and more problems with pain in my knees.

I usually run 6 miles about 3-4 times a week, and it's common for my knees to begin hurting about the 5 mile mark.

the weather in washington is finally nice and I want to run outside, but this week I found even the first few miles my knees were killing me.

so I was at rite-aid and saw oste bi-flex on sale, buy 2 get 1 free, so went for it. I've heard it works, but I am skeptical. any thoughts?
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I can only speak from personal experience, but I have chronic knee pain due to the fact that I was morbidly obese most of my life.  I think the pills have helped a lot.  The key is that you have to take them every day and keep taking them for a while before you see much of an improvement.

Before I started taking them I did a lot of research and I read a lot of good things on these supplements.  I also watched a program put on by a doctor who specialized in knee pain from UW the last time I was in Seattle and he spoke highly of the pills.  They seem to help a large number of people and don't seem to have a negative effect on the people who take it.
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