This compound is frequently used to help with joint pain, notably reducing swelling in areas like the hands, knees, hips and lower back. It acts by slowing the degeneration of joint cartilage, reducing harmful friction. Studies have indicated that this supplement is particularly effective when taken simultaneously with other compounds containing glucosamine, and it is easily absorbed into the body.
Chondroitin Sulfate is also used to help promote bladder health. Because it is an acidic mucopolysaccharide, it acts as a barrier, effectively binding water molecules to create a layer of protection for the bladder wall.
As a dietary supplement, take 750 mg to 1500 mg daily, or as directed by physician.
When using Chondroitin Sulfate in conjunction with Glucosamine, the typical serving size is 1200 milligrams of chondroitin and 1500 milligrams of glucosamine daily in divided servings.