Chondroitin is a natural physiological compound that is synthesised in the body and is a major component of proteoglycans (proteins) of the extra-cellular matrix of many connective tissues, including cartilage, bone, skin, ligaments, and tendons.
Chondroitin’s most known property is its pro-anabolic (probuilding up) and anti-catabolic (anti-breaking down) effect on chondrocytes, the unique cells in articular cartilage essential for cartilage formation and functionality.
- Clinical data shows that 800 mg/day of the chondroitin sulfate salt helps to supports cartilage health & joint function (flexibility & mobility).
- Chondroitin dosed at 800 mg/day has been shown to reduce the progression of the narrowing of the joint space in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Chondroitin sulfate may have a role as a structure-modifying agent in the management of patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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