Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulphate are components of the cartilage in joint tissue, and are used to support joint structure by aiding in the formation of connective tissue and protecting against the deterioration of cartilage from chronic joint diseases, while relieving the symptoms of bone and joint pain.
Glucosamine Sulfate occurs naturally in the body, but with age and other factors production steadily declines. A factor in the building of healthy cartilage, glucosamine has the ability to protect against the deterioration of cartilage. Supplemental glucosamine helps stimulate the manufacture of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), key components of cartilage cell growth. GAGs maintain the structure of cartilage, giving it shock-absorbing qualities.
Chondroitin Sulfate is found naturally
in the body as well, specifically in the cartilage that cushions bones allowing them to move smoothly. When the natural balance of cartilage’s components is upset, cartilage dehydrates, becoming thin and deteriorated. This results in compromised mechanical advantage, causing sore, stiff joints with limited movement.
Supplemental glucosamine may result in reductions in joint pain, stiffness, tenderness and swelling, as well as increased joint performance. Chondroitin works to keep your cartilage healthy by attracting water into the cartilage, providing it with nutrients and lubrication. It also inhibits excessive cartilage-destroying enzymes.