Chondroitin sulphate is responsible for many of the important biomechanical properties of the cartilage including resistance and elasticity.
It has a high fluid binding capacity helping maintain elasticity and shock absorbing properties of the cartilage.
Chondroitin Sulphate has been shown to have various mechanisms of action:
Chondroitin facilitates the regeneration of the cartilage tissue.
Chondroitin deficiency causes an inadequate supply of necessary cartilage components which leads to degeneration of the cartilage tissue.
Studies have demonstrated that the effectiveness of chondroitin is concentration dependant.