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 Glycosaminoglycan
Bones and joints support the body and muscles, which make you move. They also take an important part in controlling 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 components.
Different types of Arthritis causes joints to be inflamed, thus they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are numerous of compounds that can be used to ease those symptoms
- Age Range Adults (20-59)
- Toxicity There is no evidence of toxicity until now
- Side effects No adverse side effects reported untill now
- Warnings Pregnancy
Why be Careful
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