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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chondroitin helps in the formation of cartilage

Chondroitin is a substance produced by the body that helps in the formation of cartilage, while also protecting cartilage from breaking down due to enzymes and keeping the cartilage moist and flexible. Not producing enough chondroitin can cause cartilage loss that can lead to osteoarthritis in some people. While it is known that taking chondroitin supplements can help the body create more cartilage, there are also many other uses for chondroitin supplements.

Chondroitin can help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints, may be useful in preventing kidney stones, and is helpful in supporting natural blood flow in the body. Many studies have been done to link chondroitin to lowering cholesterol, preventing atherosclerosis, and treating conditions from congestive heart failure to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This amazing supplement can be found in tablet form alone, and can also be found combined with glucosamine for pain relief.

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