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Hi,Im wondering if Yucca Intensive (meant for dogs) can

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Hi,

I'm wondering if Yucca Intensive (meant for dogs) can also be consumed by human for joint pain? Here's some link on the ingredients :

http://www.1800petmeds.com/Yucca+Intensive-prod10850.html
http://www.azmira.com/products/herbal-extracts/yucca-intensive/

I thought of trying on myself as I have patella mal-tracking on one side and soft bone tear on the other.

Tks!!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I do not have any medical problems or on medication except for the supplements.
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.
WK,

Thank you for that information.

On general principles compounds/medicine manufactured and marketed for use in animals is not held to the same strict quality standards as the same compounds intended for human use.

As such, I would suggest you find yucca intensive compounds with the same or similar ingredients listed in the links you provided that are for human use. This way you will be sure to actually get what you expect, without any contaminants or shady sources of the ingredients (such as chicken beaks instead of pure keratin etc).

I think you would be wise to find other ways to shave a few bucks off your expenses than stealing your dogs medication ;)

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