Sulfate (CS) is a Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) found in
connective tissue and the nervous system, normally
attached to a protein core. CS GAG chains are
heteropolycaccharides of variable length comprised
of alternating sugars D-glucuronic acid (GlcA) and
N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (GalNac). In some of these
sugars, some GlcA residues are epimerized into
L-iduronic acid (IdoA), in which case the GAG chain
would be called dermatan Sulfate (DS).
In the matrix of cartilage, CS functions to maintain
osmotic pressure by absorbing water and therefore
help hydrate the cartilage. CS also contributes to
the flexibility and elasticity of the bone. Most
importantly, it serves as a chondroprotective agent
by protecting the cartilage against enzymatic
reactions and free radical damage (including nitric
oxide released by chondrocytes).
In the nervous system, Chondroitin Sulfates are
attached to a family of proteoglycans that serve to
regulate the growth and development of the nervous
system as well as the nervous system response to
injury. A combination of Chondroitin Sulfate and
Glucosamine is receiving attention for the treatment
of osteoarthritis. While there are no firm clinical
data indicating that this combination is effective,
radiographic evidence from a clinical trial suggests
that taking these may retard disease progress.
1-Treatment of Arthritis.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant and in lactating women.
120, 180, 240 capsules
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate
Cartilage synthesis. Inhibits blood vessel
formation. Stimulates immune system.
One capsule three times a day. (Take with food.)