Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Delay Osteoarthritis Progression
While it is present in the walls of blood vessels, chondroitin sulfate’s main role is in keeping cartilage fluid and elastic.
Glucosamine is the key building block of many of the body’s tissues including tendons, ligaments, cartilage, collagen, and synovial fluid in the joints.
The purpose of a recent study was to determine the effect of glucosamine and chondroitin on the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. The results of this meta-analysis suggest that daily administration of glucosamine and chondroitin over two to three years may delay the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee.1