Chondroitin is the structural components of cartilage, the tissue that cushions the joints. It is found naturally in the body.
Chondroitin is used to treat osteoarthritis. It helps to draw water and nutrients into the cartilage, keeping it spongey and healthy. It prevents cartilage breaking down and can also stimulate its repair mechanisms.
Chondroitin is usually manufactured from extracts of cartilaginous animal sources, such as cow and pig tissue, avian, bovine, and porcine.