Chondroitin, or chondroitin sulphate, a derivative of chondrin, is a chain of alternating sugars found attached to the proteins that make up cartilage. It is a vital structural component supporting the healthy function and elasticity of the joints, which diminishes as we age, especially if we lead inactive lifestyles. As a nutritional supplement, chondroitin is manufactured using raw material from animal sources.
Chondroitin products have a wide ranging variety from eye drops to orally administered capsules and can often be mixed with glucosamine. It has been shown to have some anti-inflammatory properties, and may even help to stimulate the repair of deteriorated joints. The supplement is considered safe, but as always, instructions should be read carefully and any special precautions necessary should be taken.
All chondroitin at Simply Supplements comes from marine sources as opposed to cattle or pigs like many comparable products. Chondroitin extracted from fish or sharks is preferable for its naturally higher purity and bioavailability. Most of our products also contain glucosamine, along with potassium chloride to prevent it breaking down when exposed to air and moisture. Capsules can be swallowed whole or broken apart and added to food and, like all Simply Supplements products, the chondroitin range is manufactured in the UK to extremely high GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and EU approved standards.