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fisker
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sulphate

Hi!
I hope any of are able to answear my following quiestions?

Chondritinsulfate have been used for some years now to reduse pain in joints,but no one seems to know why the patients get decreased pain when using this supplement!
Is it possible that the sulphate component is the main pain supressor?If so ,why,how does it work?

In adwanse,Thanks!
RIN

jachmoody
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the chondroitin is part of a

the chondroitin is part of a molecule found naturally that gives elasticity to cartilage--perhaps taking the supplement provides building blocks for manufacture of new cartilage formation?

jim

Fraser Moss
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I agree with Jim. It is not

I agree with Jim. It is not the sulphate.

Apparently, providing additional Glucosamine speeds up the repair and renewal of damaged or worn articulating cartilage whilst additional Chondroitin helps to neutralise the destructive enzymes and improve the quality of the synovial fluid.

tbc
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Here is a link to a monograph

Here is a link to a monograph on Glucosamine that includes links to referencesGlucosamine Monograph

tbc
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And here is a link to a

And here is a link to a summary of the latest large clinical study on Glucosamine and the related compound Chondroitin
Clinical study info

Guy Sovak
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Its a Great web page tbc,

Its a Great web page tbc,
thanks for imforming us about it.
I did a sereach in Pub Med for Chondratin Sulfate and got 382
related articles.
Try to look over there, lots of clinical and non clinical information.
Guy