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Chondroitin Sulfate

Definition: Chondroitin sulfate is a promising new supplement. When combined with glucosamines sulfate, it helps to alleviate the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis and can facilitate cartilage healing and regeneration in affected joints. The chemical constituents of chondroitin help to create spaces in the matrix enhancing flexibility and cushioning by enabling it to hold more water. Chondroitin is a naturally occurring compound found in joint tissue. Initial data suggests that both chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate may be the most valuable and effective natural treatment for arthritis.

Applications: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, connective tissue diseases, bursitis, joint trauma.

Recommendations: Look for supplements labeled either chondroitin sulfate or mucopolysaccriarides. These products should be pharmaceutical grade to ensure purity and potency. This compound is usually found in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Chondroitin sulfate should always be used in combination with glucosamine sulfate.

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