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What does Chondroitin do for the body

Chondroitin occurs naturally in the body. It is the building block of joint tissue and Cartilage in the Body. It is a long chain of sugars that helps cartilage hold the water. The elasticity of joint cartilage is maintained by Chondroitin.
It is made up of Glucuronic and Galactosamine. It is obtained from animal tissues as Shark and Bovine cartilage, Ligaments, Tendons, Bone ends and Joint capsules.
It has Antiarthritic, Antiatherogenic and Antiinflammatory effects.

What are the functions of Chondroitin in the Body

Chondroitin inhibits cartilage metabolism in the Body. It is best used for Osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the joint breaks down in Osteoarthritis. Chondroitin Sulfate intake slows down the breakdown process. Chondroitin is the major component of extra cellular matrix in the Brain. It helps to stabilize the Brain synapses. In state of Trauma, it regenerates new tissues to replace the nerve endings. It stimulates the regeneration of cartilage in the Body. Loss of Chondroitin in the Body degenerates joints and causes Osteoarthritis.

Side Effects
It may cause Bloating, Diarrhea, Constipation, Headache, Swollen Eyelids, Leg Swelling, Hair Loss, Skin Rash, and Irregular Heartbeat.

What are the Benefits of Chondroitin

Chondroitin is an effective treatment for Osteoarthritis. It decreases the pain of Osteoarthritis. Ointment and Skin cream made from Osteoarthritis are used to relieve the pain. It can also be injected to the muscles for Osteoarthritis of the Knee or hand.
It reduces joint swelling and stiffness.
It is used as an Eye Drop for Dry eyes. It is used during Cataract surgery.
Chondroitin sulfate instilled into the Nostril at bedtime reduces Snoring.
It reduces joint stress by exercise or injury. It helps to synthesize the new cartilage, keeps joint flexible and controls Body's inflammatory responses.
It heals wounds, Skin related defects and inflammation of the Skin. It helps the Body to produce collagen. Collagen is essential for healthy Skin. It heals and fights the aging effects of the Skin.
It helps in healing Bones and faster wound healing.
It has Antiatherogenic effects. It reduces the risk of Myocardial Infarction and has beneficial effects on serum lipid levels.
It is also used in the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis.
It is also used in conditions a Preterm Labor, Alzheimer disease, Heart disease, Colorectal and Breast Cancer.
Chondroitin Sulfate taken orally by mouth for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, Heart disease and Heart attack.
It is used to treat Anemia.
It treats Urinary Tract infections or loss of control of the Bladder. It also treats frequent urination.

Effects of Chondroitin deficiency in the Body
Chondroitin deficiency in the Body may cause Osteoarthritis.

Side Effects of Chondroitin in the Body
Avoid if you have Asthma, Diabetes, Prostate Cancer.
Pregnant and Breastfeeding women should avoid.
Method of Administration
Oral : For Osteoarthritis and Psoriasis, 800-2000 mg of Chondroitin Sulfate is taken in 2-3 divided doses upto 3 years.
Topical : For Osteoarthritis, Chondroitin Sulfate is used as cream for sore joints for upto 8 weeks.
Inject : For Osteoarthritis, Chondroitin Sulfate can be injected into muscle daily or twice week.

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