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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Chondroitin, on the other hand, is a natural component that helps retain water in the cartilage, giving it strength and durability.
Chondroitin is one of the first of these ingredients for which an official method has been designated.
The evidence for using glucosamine and chondroitin is weak, but many people like you believe they benefit from taking them.
The study "provides additional evidence to support the use of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate, at a daily dose of 1,500 and 1,200 milligrams, respectively, in managing joint health in a wide variety of patient populations," Dr.
I have had a few patients who were using other treatments, and when we added glucosamine and chondroitin to their regimen, it made a significant difference," Dr.
MOVES randomly assigned 606 patients in double-dummy fashion to two capsules of Droglican (250 mg glucosamine and 200 mg chondroitin sulfate) three times daily or celecoxib 200 mg plus five placebo capsules per day.
Glucosamine and chondroitin have been touted as beneficial, and sales have grown rapidly over the last decade, reaching nearly $900 million in the United States in 2008 alone.
They assessed changes in levels of pain after patients took glucosamine, chondroitin, or their combination with placebo or head to head.
In addition, it will allow the company to distribute chondroitin and offer more competitive pricing, the report says.
Martek expects its microbially-derived chondroitin to be on the market in two years.
Two of these supplements also lacked chondroitin, an expensive ingredient made from animal cartilage.
In one study, 39 people with mild-to-moderate arthritis symptoms who took 2,000 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride plus 1,600 mg of chondroitin every day for six months reported less knee pain than 33 similar people who took a placebo.