Chondroitin (chondroitin sulphate) is a chemical substance which is widely taken by arthritics to slow joint cartilage breakdown.

 

Chondroitin sulphate

Chondroitin sulphate is extracted mostly from shellfish, and is a component of normal cartilage, helping to give it its elasticity.

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Glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate

Dr Karen Hambly talks about two popular nutritional supplements and their effects on joint cartilage.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Chondroitin for osteoarthritis. Singh JA, Noorbaloochi S, MacDonald R and Maxwell LJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015; 1: CD005614.

Discrepancies in Composition and Biological Effects of Different Formulations of Chondroitin Sulfate. Martel-Pelletier J, Farran A, Montell E, Vergés J and Pelletier J-P. Molecules. 2015 Mar; 20(3): 4277–4289.


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