Chondroitin Assists in Osteoarthritis Relief
Chondroitin is safe and effective
March 03, 2013
Chondroitin is safe and effective as an Osteoarthritis pain relieving aid. Chondroitin is naturally found in the body, but diminishes as we age or when our health is compromised. Chondroitin is an important element in the creation of cartilage.
Cartilage is the tough connective tissue that cushions the joints. When this begins to deteriorate, you may experience pain, stiffness, and swelling. Chondroitin attracts fluid to the cartilage, which enables nutrients to enter the tissue, thus starting a process of repairing damage. The nutrients help to add resiliency to the joints and it blocks the enzymes that cause the damage. Chondroitin is one of the building blocks that the body utilizes to produce new cartilage.
Chondroitin was first recognized in the 1960’s. It has since been manufactured from synthetic or natural sources. The two main sources of Chondroitin are cow bovine and shark cartilage. Shark cartilage is a safe and effective source, and may be preferred by individuals who are concerned about the exposure to BSE (Mad Cow Disease) with cow bovine. Recent studies show that in the digestive process, high volumes of Chondroitin are not absorbed due to its large molecular makeup, so there is no reason for most individuals to need more than 25 mg. of Chondroitin per day.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Chondroitin is usually combined with Glucosamine. The natural agents halt the degenerative process by working together synergistically to improve the symptoms of Osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that plays a significant role in the production, maintenance, and repair of cartilage. Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the two molecules that make up cartilage, and they must be present in order to avoid deterioration of joint health.You should choose a product that has at least 1,250 mg. of Glucosamine in a serving, with 25 mg. of Chondroitin. Both Glucosamine and Chondroitin are absorbed at a faster and more effective rate when taken in liquid form. The liquid enables the digestive system to absorb the nutrients without having to work as hard to break them down. The molecules also offer a safe and holistic approach to overly prescribed anti-inflammatory medications.