Description: Chondroitin Sulfate 300mg 60c is available by Douglas Laboratories.
Joint/connective tissue function
A Dietary Supplement
capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain 300 mg of
chondroitin sulfate. Chondroitin sulfate protects existing joint
cartilage, while also supporting the synthesis of new connective
tissues, principally cartilage.
Chondroitin sulfate may be a useful
nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to support the body’s
connective tissues, such as skin, tendons, ligaments, bone, and
Chondroitin Sulfate is a
glycosaminoglycan formed naturally by the body for the synthesis and
maintenance of connective tissue. Glycosaminoglycans, formerly termed
mucopolysaccharides, are an integral component of all connective
tissues. Connective tissues have various functions in the body. They
support internal organs and connect bones to each other (ligaments),
form bone, cartilage, and the walls of blood vessels, attach muscles to
bones (tendons), and replace tissues that have been damaged. The two
primary components of connective tissue are collagen and proteoglycans.
Collagen is the strong, fibrous protein that physically connects our
Proteoglycans are large carbohydrate-rich structures,
resembling a bottle-brush in three-dimensional structure, i.e. a
central protein rod with many strings of glucosamine-containing
glycosaminoglycans extending outwards. Proteoglycans hold large amounts
of water forming a stiff gel by virtue of their dense negative charges
from sulfates. Proteoglycans link to collagen fibers to help form
connective tissues. They provide resiliency, load distribution,
shock-absorbing, compressive, and lubricating properties to connective
tissues and joints.
Chondroitin Sulfate is supportive and
protective of connective tissues in numerous ways. It is an excellent
source of n-acetylgalactoaminoglycan for the synthesis and protection
of proteoglycans associated with cartilage tissues. Chondroitin Sulfate
also protects existing cartilage by reducing water loss from the
proteoglycan-formed gel and by inhibiting enzymatic breakdown of
cartilage. Chondroitin Sulfate is often used in conjunction with
glucosamine sulfate for optimal support and maintenance of connective
tissues. The availability of glucosamine sulfate is the rate-limiting
step in glycosaminoglycan and proteoglycan synthesis in all connective
tissues. Glucosamine is also the precursor of chondroitin.
if insufficient amounts of chondroitin sulfate are available, some
glucosamine will be diverted to produce chondroitin. As this conversion
requires large amounts of metabolic energy and decreases the
availability of glucosamine for other uses, it is advantageous to have
adequate amounts of chondroitin sulfate available. When adequate
Chondroitin Sulfate is available to help protect tissues from premature
breakdown, glucosamine can more readily stimulate synthesis of healthy
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
Chondroitin Sulfate ...300mg*
(from Bovine Trachea)
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by physician.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.