- Jun 19, 2017 -
1. Provide cushion function, mitigate the impact and friction of action: the role of chondroitin is like "liquid magnet", can absorb water into protein polysaccharide molecule, make cartilage thicker and like sponge, and increase the amount of synovial fluid in the joint. In this way, it provides a "cushion" to enhance the joint's ability to shock and ease the impact and friction of walking or beating. 2. Transport vital oxygen and nutrients to the joints to help remove waste from the joints: one of the important functions of chondroitin is to transport the cartilage as a conduit for vital oxygen and nutrients, and to exclude carbon dioxide and waste. Because the articular cartilage is not supplied with blood, all oxygenation, nourishment, and lubrication are derived from the synovial fluid. As a result of aging, injury or disease, the loss of chondroitin can cause the loss of synovial fluid, resulting in poor cartilage malnutrition, dryness, thinning and fragility. In addition, cartilage failure due to injury or daily wear will make it more difficult to recover or heal without proper nutrition.