Role of Chondroitin Sulfate in Improving Joint Cartilage
Studies have shown that chondroitin sulfate is a compound that appears to block the enzymes that can destroy essential cartilage tissue. Chondroitin has become a popular dietary supplement for the treatment of osteoarthritis because combined with glucosamine it has been shown to be very effective. In fact, some studies point out that it is as effective as aspirin and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at relieving arthritis pains and of course with much less risk of causing stomach bleeding or ulcer formation. Thousands of people die a year from taking these NSAID medications. In the mid-1990s, scientists discovered that chondroitin is actually well absorbed and because of promising follow-up research in people suffering from osteoarthritis both the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism were prompted to recommend chondroitin in their published guidelines for osteoarthritis treatment.
Both chondroitin and glucosamine, as found in our Formula 21 are much safer to take than medications such as aspirin or NSAIDs. Formula 21 is made in America to assure quality and safety.