Chondroitin sulphate is an important structural component of cartilage, the tough tissue that lines the surfaces of bones, and forms a major part of the extra-cellular matrix that provides much of cartilage’s resistance to compression. Chondroitin is thought to attract fluid into the cartilage and this enhances its elasticity. It is also believed to inhibit the proteolytic enzymes that break-down cartilage. Chondroitin sulphate is now a popular supplement worldwide, following a number of positive studies, and is usually combined with glucosamine as this compound works in a different but complimentary way. This product provides these two nutrients at levels that are effective. It is worth noting that a common practice with chondroitin supplements is to use preparations that are just 20% chondroitin, but the label declares this as if it is 100% chondroitin. Therefore a supplement declared as ‘400mg chondroitin sulphate’ is often just 80mg of chondroitin sulphate. However, this Lamberts® supplement uses 110mg of a 90% preparation to provide 100mg of pure marine chondroitin.
Allergen advice: Glucosamine Sulphate 2KCl is a pure compound derived from shellfish.
Cautions: This product is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.