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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Skin Care and Diseases
Can long term use of Glucosamine and Chontroitin cause Morphea. I have been using for about 8 years. I eat a balanced Diet. Does this use raise the collagen level in the skin?
As far as I can tell, there has nothing that has been reported in the literature nor have I encountered in practice, a relationship between morphea and the intake of glucosamine and chondroitin. I have not heard anyone talk about a possibility of raising collagen levels in the skin.
Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University