Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate work in concert with each other, and are naturally occurring substances found in the connective tissues of the body, including the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints. Both are present in Arthritis Defense + Plus, and work effectively together.
Chondroitin sulfate is used for osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulfate is frequently used in combination with other products, including manganese ascorbate, glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, or N-acetyl glucosamine for osteoarthritis. Chondroitin sulfate is also used orally for ischemic heart disease, osteoporosis, and hyperlipidemia.
Chondroitin sulfate is a complex carbohydrate also found in cartilage that helps to retain water, thereby maintaining the integrity of the joint cavity. Chondroitin sulfate has been studied much less extensively, but early results show that it also seems to work as an anti-inflammatory and reduces joint pain. Some laboratory studies suggest that chondroitin sulfate may slow cartilage breakdown associated with osteoarthritis and spur cartilage growth.