Joints and connective tissue are very important for our body since they are like a glue which holds it all together. Ligaments, tendons and even muscles act like a stabilizing bond, while thanks to joints, including cartilage and synovial fluid, the bones do not grind against each other. This is an important task, as the shock that joints can and must absorb is far more effective than any other material. Therefore, we should take care of our joints and try to use certain nutrients that help to maintain a normal joint health.
Glucosamine is a component of hyaluronic acid and occurs in large quantities in the joints. Hyaluronic acid is produced by hyaluronic acid synthases. By supplementing glucosamine sulfate, the production of hyaluronic acid can be stimulated.
Although usually independently examined, some studies have assumed that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate can work synergistically. Chondroitin sulfate is the perfect match for glucosamine sulfate as chondroitin absorb fluid for transfer into proteoglycans. Proteoglycans are, for example, an important component in cartilage tissue. Firstly, the fluid acts as a shock absorber and supplies the cartilage further with nutrients. It is still being discussed whether chondroitin also protects the existing cartilage through its modulating effect on cartilage-degrading enzymes and has therefore possibly more important functions than just fluid-strengthening properties. In addition, like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin stimulates the production of proteoglycans and collagen, which are required for healthy cartilage.
The chondroitin sulfate Mythocondro used in this dietary supplement, which is protected by a patent, has a low molecular weight and high bioavailability. Both the Mythocondro and the glucosamine are produced by bacterial fermentation. All other ingredients are also of vegetable origin. Therefore, the Jarrow Vegan Chondroitin + Glucosamine can be consumed by both vegetarians and vegans.