How Chondroitin Sulfate is Used in Mountain Ice Joint & Bone Health Complex
Chondroitin sulfate (CS), one of the building blocks of cartilage, is a key ingredient in our new Mountain Ice Bone & Joint Health Complex. Read on to learn how this powerful ingredient works to promote joint and bone health!
The Importance of Condroitin Sulfate in Joint Health
A polysaccharide naturally present in the connective tissue around joints, chondroitin sulfate is a crucial structural component of cartilage. Chondroitin helps to protect cells called chondrocytes, which maintain the structure of cartilage, improving its elasticity and resistance by enhancing its ability to withstand pressure. It also blocks enzymes that break down cartilage and inhibit growth.
Chondroitin may not only protect cartilage, but has also shown effectiveness in rebuilding it. It's found with altered structure or in reduced concentrations in the cartilage of osteoarthritis patients, suggesting it's necessary for regrowth, and has also shown that it improves the synthesis of the proteins collagen and proteoglycan, a reaction necessary to rebuild cartilage.
Other Benefits of Chondroitin Sulfate
Ingesting chondroitin in supplement form leads to efficient reabsorption of CS into connective tissue. Studies have shown that supplementation presented an increase of CS within a 24-hour period in both joint cartilage as well as synovial fluid, the viscous fluid that reduces friction by lubricating synovial joints.
Studies on chondroitin have shown its potential in addressing psoriasis symptoms, suggesting that it has anti-inflammatory qualities that may serve in treating autoimmune forms of arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis. More research is necessary, but anti-inflammatory mechanisms are also beneficial in preventing inflammation from joint damage in those with osteoarthritis.
Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine
Chondroitin works well with a number of other compounds that have similar effects in protecting and rebuilding connective tissue, including glucosamine. Both chondroitin and glucosamine improve the flexibility and elasticity of cartilage. They also both prevent its breakdown: chondroitin preventing friction by increasing the joints' water retention, which prevents the loss of joint-repairing glucosamine. And you'll get the full effect of both of these supplements working together in Mountain Ice Joint & Bone Health Complex!
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