Chondroitin sulfate can exert the following effects to relieve joint pain:
1. Providing cushioning function, mitigating the impact and friction of chondroitin when acting like a "liquid magnet," which draws water into the proteoglycan molecule, thickens the cartilage and acts like a sponge, and increases the amount of synovial fluid in the joint. . In this way, it can provide a "cushion" effect to enhance the joint's ability to absorb shock and ease impact and friction when walking or jumping.
2. One of the important functions of transporting important oxygen and nutrients to the joints to help remove waste chondroitin within the joints is to act as a delivery conduit for the delivery of important oxygen and nutrients for the cartilage while removing carbon dioxide and waste. Because articular cartilage does not have a blood supply, all oxygenation, nourishment, and lubrication are derived from synovial fluid. Loss of chondroitin due to aging, injury, or disease can result in the loss of synovial fluid, leading to cartilage malnutrition, dryness, thinning, and fragility. In addition, if cartilage lacks proper nutrition, cartilage damage caused by injury or daily wear will be more difficult to regenerate or heal. It is also very important to take chondroitin simultaneously when taking glucosamine, because chondroitin can promote the penetration of glucosamine into the joints. A number of studies have shown that including one of the studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that combining glucosamine with chondroitin can more effectively protect, reverse damage, and promote the repair of articular cartilage. 3. Other effects of chondroitin: Suppress cartilage enzymes such as collagenase, elastase, and cathepsin to prevent cartilage from being decomposed or dissolved. Can start from the root cause of the problem, inhibit the activity of COX-2 to prevent joint inflammation.