Free shipping with SF Express for orders over $300, and Gogo Herbs' own fleet delivery service for purchases of 100 or more of COVID-19 rapid test kits
Please note: Gogo Herbs products only ship within Hong Kong
1. Due to the shortage of manpower due to the epidemic, all Mong Kok subway station settlements have been changed to downstairs settlements of the company
2. 5% off Swisse for a limited time , enter the coupon code [swisse_5%off] to enjoy the discount
3. Celebrate Australia's strong launch on Gogo Herbs: enter the coupon code "AUSXGOGO" to enjoy all Australia Ausganica Organic Series 20% discount
Briefing of Chondroitin: function, food source, wellness supplements

Briefing of Chondroitin: function, food source, wellness supplements

Chondroitin generally refers to chondroitin sulfate, a glycosaminoglycan mainly extracted from mammalian cartilage. It is the main component of extracellular matrix in mammalian connective tissue. Its appearance is white or light yellow amorphous powder with strong water absorption, which is easily soluble in water and becomes a viscous solution but is insoluble in ethanol, ether, acetic acid and other organic solvents.

Related: Benefits of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM

Main function of Chondroitin

Chondroitin is mainly used in eye drops and nutritional supplements.


Health effects of chondroitin

Chondroitin is considered to have the following functions.

1.Maintains the transparency of cornea and prevent corneal swelling.Without the combination of glycosaminoglycan and collagen, the transparency of cornea will be affected.It even forms cataract.
2.Chondroitin is helpful for purifying blood and preventing blood coagulation, which is used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis.
3.Alleviates osteoarthritis. A scholar literature states that chondroitin can reduce pain in joint and improve joint function,but another literature shows chondroitin is not as effective as placebo in relieving osteoarthritis.

Supplement advice

Chondroitin supplement is considered safe for most healthy people. However, the following people should avoid taking chondroitin supplements:

1. Chondroitin supplements may increase the risk of bleeding in people with coagulation disorder.
2.People with asthma or asthma may aggravates their condition by taking chondroitin supplements.
3.If dyspnea, rash and other adverse reactions occurs after taking chondroitin, please consult a doctor immediately.
4.Pregnant women and lactating women should avoid taking chondroitin.

Main source of chondroitin

Chondroitin mainly exists in cartilage, ligaments, tendons, skin and blood vessels of mammals. When taking chondroitin supplements, be cautious not to take warfarin and other anticoagulants ,otherwise it may increase the risk of bruises and bleeding.

Foods with abundant chondroitin

  • Pork ribs
  • Okra

Chondroitin health care product recommendations

Click here for more chondroitin health care products

Michael Yeung
Author: Michael Yeung

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *