chondroitin

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chondroitin

[kän′drō·ə·tən]
(biochemistry)
A nitrogenous polysaccharide occurring in cartilage in the form of condroitinsulfuric acid.
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Editor's Note: Chondroitin sulfate is a component of joint cartilage and is available as a prescription drug in Europe.
Besides the common OA therapy with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the treatment with chondroprotectives, such as glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, collagen hydrolysate, or nutrients, such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids is a promising therapeutic approach.
Critics who say there is no evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates are effective are wrong.
Consumer Products Division markets Cosamin(R)DS joint health supplement that contains the exclusive chondroitin sulfate selected for inclusion by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) GAIT study and supplied to NIH by Bioiberica S.
GAIT randomized 1,583 patients who had symptomatic osteoarthritis to receive 1,500 mg/day of glucosamine, 1,200 mg/day of chondroitin sulfate, a combination of the two supplements in those same doses, 200 mg/day of celecoxib, or placebo for 3 months.
The NIH GAIT study raised awareness that there are differences in raw materials as the NIH used a rigorous selection process in choosing both the chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride used.
preparations also may contain ingredients in addition to the glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate.
The Natural Standard 'Bottom Line': This issue's monograph on Chondroitin Sulfate can be downloaded from the Nutraceuticals Research page online.
Bioiberica's chondroitin sulfate, sold as Cosamin by Nutramax Laboratories in the United States, is one of those products.
Patented and branded BioCell Collagen II(R) is a naturally occurring matrix of Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II, Hyaluronic Acid, and Chondroitin Sulfate.
Research: Chondroitin sulfate (CS) alone or in combination with glucosamine sulfate resulted in quicker decreases in synovitis, compared with treatment with acetaminophen, in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
The study offers individual market forecasts for calcium, prebiotics, soy isoflavones, glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate.

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