Chondroitin sulfate is composed of repeating chains of molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Chondroitin sulfate is an important component of cartilage that provides its resistance to compression, holds water and nutrients in the cartilage. Chondroitin Sulfate may help to reduce joint pain and inflammation to improve joint function.
Clinical & Scientific Studies
Studies have shown that Chondroitin Sulfate may help to improve joint mobility, reduce pain and promotes healing within the joint.
Mechanism of Action
Chondroitin sulfate increases the synthesis of cartilage matrix components such as hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans 6-11 and reduces the degradation of cartilage matrix components. Some laboratory studies suggest that chondroitin sulfate may slow cartilage breakdown even stimulate cartilage growth.
Formulating with Betaine
Chondroitin sulfate is a powder that can be formulated into capsules and used for dietary supplements, sports nutrition products and animal health products.
Safety & Regulatory
Chondroitin sulfate is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).