Chondroitin Sulfate, is a proven natural substance for the relief of osteoarthritis that has been marketed in North America for over 10 years. Chondroitin Sulfate was first isolated in the 1930´s for its thrombin activity and has evolved into an osteoarthritis pain reliever. Chondroitin Sulfate performs vital roles in the maintenance and generation of cartilage.
Chondroitin sulfates act like “liquid magnets”. It helps attract fluid into the proteoglycan molecules. This is important for two reasons; the fluid sweeps nutrients into the cartilage and the fluid acts as a spongy shock absorber. Chondroitin can protect existing cartilage from a premature breakdown. It does this by inhibiting certain enzymes that destroy cartilage and enzymes that prevent the transport of nutrients. Chondroitin sulfates alone have been found to be effective for osteoarthritis sufferers. Often just the glucosamine or chondroitin are used by themselves. However they can work synergistically when taken together to stimulate cartilage production and to help control enzymes that destroy the cartilage. Using both of these supplements can help the body heal itself. A glucosamine and chondroitin combination is a powerful weapon against osteoarthritis.
1. Chondroitin Sulfate maintains a balance in the joints by neutralizing destructive enzymesproduced by the body. By controlling the levels of these destructive enzymes, worn and/or damaged cartilage can be removed so that new cartilage can be generated to take its place.
2. Chondroitin Sulfate, a polysaccharide (sugar) is an important building block found throughout the tissues of the body, especially during cartilage synthesis.
The highest concentration of Chondroitin Sulfate is found in cartilage tissue. Chondroitin Sulfate is extracted from avian, bovine, porcine or marine sources. The future market for Chondroitin Sulfate is in manufacturing its low molecular form for better bioavailability.
Summit Nutritionals International, Inc. ® offers food grade sodium, sodium free, and potassium salt Chondroitin Sulfate. The tissues used to extract Chondroitin Sulfate are derived from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved slaughterhouses and are 100% BSE free.
Summit Nutritionals International, Inc. ®, provides assay results on their food grade Chondroitin Sulfate by Titration (CPC Titration (cetylpyridinium chloride)) using the USP standard in which the results are reported on a dried basis (this being the best number to work with as it takes into account the moisture percentage) along with the Chondroitin Sulfate A and Chondroitin Sulfate C content.
The best way to ensure that you are acquiring high quality Chondroitin Sulfate is by choosing Summit Nutritionals International, Inc. ®, as your reliable 100% BSE free source. (Wikipedia – BSE)