Definition of chondroitin
: any of several glycosaminoglycans that occur in sulfated form in various tissues (such as cartilage and tendons) and are used in dietary supplements in a natural or synthetic form especially to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis
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Among American adults, probiotics ranked as the third most commonly used dietary supplement behind fish oil, and glucosamine and chondroitin, according to a 2015 National Health Statistics Report.
Nutritional supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin may help as well.
After reviewing the scientific evidence and talking with his physician, Thomas took glucosamine and chondroitin.
Some people use supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin (often together) or fish oil for joint pain.
So far, studies have shown that glucosamine and chondroitin are no more effective than a placebo.
Spanish researchers randomized 164 men and women with knee osteoarthritis to take a single daily dose of 1,500 milligrams of glucosamine and 1,200 of chondroitin, or an identical looking placebo.
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Origin and Etymology of chondroitin
International Scientific Vocabulary chondroitic acid, an acid found in cartilage + 1-in
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of chondroitin
: any of several glycosaminoglycans occurring in sulfated form in various tissues (as cartilage and tendons)
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