Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Information

Chondroitin is a simple molecule that occurs naturally in the body. It is a major component of cartilage -- the tough, connective tissue that cushions the joints. Chondroitin helps to keep cartilage resilient by absorbing fluid (particularly water) into the connective tissue. It is also believed to block enzymes that break down cartilage and it provides the building blocks needed for cartilage to repair itself. Chondroitin is believed to be more effective when taken along with glucosamine, a supplement thought to be effective in treating OA. Chondroitin is also an effective treatment for osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a type of arthritis caused by the inflammation, breakdown, and eventual loss of cartilage. Chondroitin supplements have been shown to decrease the pain of OA and slow the progression of the disease.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Benefits

  • May be an effective treatment for OA -- particularly OA of the knee or hip
  • Protects existing cartilage from premature degeneration by blocking certain enzymes that destroy cartilage and prevent nutrients from being transported to the cartilage for repair
  • Significantly reduces OA pain
  • Improves functional status of people with hip or knee OA
  • Reduces joint swelling and stiffness
  • Provides relief from OA symptoms for up to 3 months after treatment is discontinued
  • May aid in alleviating distress associated with osteoporosis

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Notes

Unlike other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), chondroitin causes virtually no side effects. The Dietary Supplement Informaion Bureau recommends a dosage of approximately 600 mg , 3 times a day, of Chondroitin a day.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Products

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  Twinlab : MaxiLife Glucosamine Chrondroitin Sulphate 
 60 tabs  $35.99   $25.95   More info Discontinued
  Twinlab : MaxiLife Glucosamine Chrondroitin Sulphate 
 120 tabs  $64.99   $46.95   More info 
  Twinlab : Glucosamin Sulfate 
 30 caps, 750 mg  $15.99   $11.95   More info Discontinued
  Twinlab : MaxiLife Glucosamine Chrondroitin Sulphate 
 30 tabs  $19.99   $14.95   More info Discontinued
  Twinlab : Glucosamine Fuel 
 60 tabs  $64.95   $46.95   More info Discontinued


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