ChondroSamine Plus ® provides comprehensive support for connective tissue, such as the cartilage found in joints. These tissues require an adequate supply of important nutrient building blocks to maintain their integrity. ChondroSamine Plus® supplies glucosamine (as glucosamine hydrochloride), along with purified chondroitin sulfates, and a complementary array of important synergistic compounds, including vitamins, minerals, MSM, and the antioxidant enzymes SOD and catalase.
Cartilage is composed primarily of collagen, water and proteoglycans. Collagen is a protein that forms a fibrous network that resists tensile forces. Proteoglycans protect connective tissues against (weightbearing) forces. Proteoglycans (PGs) have a high affinity for water. This creates equilibrium between the proteoglycan gels and the collagen fibers. Cartilage relies upon diffusion of nutrients through the cartilage matrix from distant blood vessels in bone and synovial membranes. Inflammation is characterized by local edema and swelling. If present near joints, this increase in pressure slows diffusion of nutrients from blood to chondrocytes. Inflammatory processes increase free radicals and may compromise cell function.
Purified Chondroitin Sulfates. Chondroitin sulfates (CS) are glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are large heterogeneous biological polymers used by the body to maintain proper elastic integrity within tissues. The chief GAG of cartilage is Chondroitin Sulfate (CS). CS is a repeating disaccharide, specifically glucuronic acid and sulfated N-acetylglucosamine.
Glucosamine HCl. Glucosamine serves as a building block of cartilage, as well as glycoproteins of cell membranes and mucus of the GI and respiratory tracts.(9) The body synthesizes glucosamine from glucose via fructose-6 phosphate and glutamine. For years in veterinary medicine glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates have been supplemented to provide support for animals with symptoms of osteoarthritis. Recently, the use of these two supplements has been suggested for human beings as well.
Size: 90 Capsules
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