Reduces pain and inflammation, improves joint function and slows progression of osteoarthritis (OA). What we know: Believed to enhance the shock-absorbing properties of collagen and block enzymes that break down cartilage.
Chondroitin is a dietary supplement and a vital part of cartilage. Studies have found that taking chondroitin can prevent cartilage breaking down and can also stimulate its repair mechanisms. Chondroitin has been tested in at least 22 RCTs for osteoarthritis.