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chon·dro·i·tin

 (kŏn-drō′ĭ-tĭn)
n.
Any of several sulfated glycosaminoglycans that are a major constituent of various connective tissues, especially blood vessels, bone, and cartilage, used as an over-the-counter dietary supplement alone or in combination with glucosamine for joint pain in arthritis.

[From chondroitic acid, an acid occurring in cartilage.]

chondroitin

(kɒnˈdrəʊɪtɪn)
n
1. an element that is present in cartilage
2. (Pharmacology) an additive that can be taken to improve movement and elasticity of joints
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com)-- Nuvertex Health is changing the game for Arthritis sufferers with the release of its joint pain relief supplement, Glucosamine with Chondroitin Turmeric MSM Boswellia Supplement.
A recently approved method for monitoring the purity of the popular dietary supplement ingredient chondroitin sulfate is beginning to see increased use, according to experts.
Q I've got osteoarthritis in my knee so I take glucosamine and chondroitin supplements which do help me.
SAN FRANCISCO--Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis who received pharmaceutical-grade chondroitin sulfate for 2 years lost about 20% less cartilage volume than did patients treated with celecoxib, according to a randomized, double-blind trial.
TripleFlex gets its name from the three key ingredients it contains that contribute to joint comfort, mobility and flexibility: glucosamine, a basic building block that helps maintain joint cartilage and helps support joint comfort, mobility and flexibility; chondroitin, which helps support the joint lubrication and cushioning that contributes to joint flexibility; and MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, a source of sulfur that the body uses in collagen, connective tissue and joint cartilage.
Little about the use of glucosamine and chondroitin for easing knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain is absolute.
PLoS One reported the outcome of a double-blind, crossover study that found supplementation with chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride, a nutritional combination used to alleviate symptoms of arthritis, was associated with a reduction in C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.
In the present double-blind randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial, glucosamine and/or chondroitin were studied for their potential ability to reduce joint space narrowing and pain in people with symptomatic knee OA.
The supplements glucosamine and chondroitin do not relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), new studies confirm, supporting previous studies that reached the same conclusion.
PARIS -- A fixed-dose combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate was as good as the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib for moderate to severe knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis in the double-blind, noninferiority MOVES trial.
Six months of chondroitin supplementation can significantly alleviate pain and improve function among patients with hand osteoarthritis.
Tell patients with large joint arthritis that glucosamine and chondroitin have been found to be little better than placebo.