Condrosulf, Chondroitin

Chondroitin is a substance that occurs naturally in the connective tissues of people and animals. As a supplement in higher doses than is found naturally, chondroitin is a popular treatment for osteoarthritis.

  • Origin: Synthetic, bacterial-fermentation
  • Source: Bacteria
  • Type: Carbohydrates
  • Age Range: Adults
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now
  • Outcomes: Bone and Joint Health, Joint Inflammatory and Stiffness

What are Chondroitin benefits?

Chondroitin is a supplement often used in conjunction with glucosamine to help treat joint pain and stiffness and other symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). However, although many people report some benefits from using chondroitin, (especially when combined with glucosamine), scientific researchers do not hold these two supplements in high regard for treating osteoarthritis symptoms.

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Bone and Joint Health Chondroitin and Bone and Joint Health

Bone and joint health are deeply affected by vitamins, hormones and minerals, such as calcium, vitamin D and thyroid hormones. Supplements that affect bone and joint health help their structure and strength, in addition to contributing to the healthy balance of involved nutraceuticals.
  • Joint Inflammatory and Stiffness

    Joint stiffness and inflammation is the feeling of limited joint movement. This sensation may or may not be caused by weakness and is associated with long periods of immobility. Stiffness is common with arthritis, and inflammation worsens the pain and limits certain movement. The timing and cause of the inflammation and stiffness can only be diagnosed by doctors, but preventive and palliative treatments are options for those who suffer from these complaints.

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