Chondroitin sulfateChondroitin sulfate, a viscous liquid polysaccharide found in the connective tissues of animals, is present in large quantities in cartilage tissues. It is also found in the skin, tendons, and blood vessel , where it functions as an intercellular cement.
The function of chondroitin sulfate in the human body is extremely wide-ranging.
Among its main roles are
(1) restoring skin to a youthful condition;
(2) preserving elasticity and smoothness of tissues such as joints and ligaments;
(3) acting on the eyes to preserve the transparency and elasticity of the corneas and crystalline lenses;
(4) supporting bone growth and preventing osteoporosis by aiding calcium absorption .
Chondroitin is therefore used in a wide range of fields including medicine, health maintenance, and beauty.
|Chondroitin sulfate is synthesizedwithin the body, but its volume drops as a person ages. While the recommended daily intake for an adult is 400 mg, a middle-aged person's body manufactures only about 20 mg per day. Supplementation is therefore needed.|