Glucosamine and chondroitin have been shown in clinical studies to support healthy cartilage and joint function.111-113 As a component of cartilage, glucosamine is key for joint function and repair.114-118 Our bodies produce a certain amount, but as we grow older, we lose the capacity to make enough. This leads to drying of the cartilage in areas such as the knees, hips, and hands, which in turn causes the cartilage to harden. With this comes joint discomfort and stiffness.
Like glucosamine, chondroitin is another major component of cartilage and attracts fluid and helps stimulate the production of cartilage.119 Chondroitin acts as a carrier of liquid nutrient to the joints, thus supporting healthy fluid balance and joint movement and mobility.
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