Chondroytamine HCL from Olympian Labs is a powerful combination of Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine Hydrochloride that may help alleviate and possibly repair the damage done to the joints and bones by osteoarthritis, trauma, and malnutrition.
Chondroitin Sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) which is found naturally in the body. It is important to maintaining elasticity and integrity of many types of body tissues, including the walls of blood vessels, connective tissue and cartilage. Cartilage is found in joints and between vertebrae. As we age, the water content of cartilage decreases, causing problems in joint mobility. Chondroitin Sulfate helps to attract and hold fluid within cartilage tissue. Hydration of these tissues helps to maintain the compressibility, elasticity and fluidity of joint movement that are characteristics of healthy joints. Having adequate amounts of fluid in these tissues helps keep cartilage healthy in two ways: it acts as a shock absorber within the joints of the body, thus protecting cartilage from being worn away by the bones; and it carries nutrients to the cartilage. The cartilage in the joints of the human body has no blood vessels, so it must receive its nutrients from tissue fluid.
Glucosamine HCL is the key precursor in the formation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). GAGs are complex carbohydrates that are found in the various types of connective tissues in the body. Glucosamine provides the building blocks necessary for the maintenance and repair of cartilage, connective tissues and ligaments. It stimulates production of synovial fluid to lubricate joints. It inhibits the destructive cells that cause inflammation and may help to rebuild damaged cartilage and deteriorating joints, and to improve joint lubrication. Clinical trials show that Glucosamine works just as well as standard painkillers on the aches and pains of arthritis sufferers. This is very significant when one considers that ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause stomach upset, ulcers, and even kidney and liver damage. Further, these medications provide only temporary benefits in pain relief and inflammation yet may actually complicate the condition in the long-term.
With some 50 million Americans affected by joint and bone disorders caused by osteoarthritis, Chondroytamine HCL from Olympian Labs may help reduce and may even reverse the damages done by this painful condition.