When I said the pain was minimal I mean that is really ALOT less. I took a job (first I've done for a long while) taking care of an older lady in her home - more as a companion. When I walked in her house & saw the stair case I knew I wouldn't be able to take it. I'd been taking the l-glutimine for 3 weeks at that point. I am actually able to go up & down the stairs (slowly but my gosh it had been such a painful process before). Last night I did wake up with pain on the hip bones but it was nothing I couldn't handle (pillows, etc) I am still taking ibprophen, but not as much. I tried to put the web site on my last posting, but it seems that's not allowed. Email me at email@example.com for the company's web site. I won't be able to get back to the computer til Sat. If any one has tried this let us know your results.