Bones of our organism can move relative to each other without restriction thankfully to joints. The bone ends are covered with a smooth layer called cartilage in the places of apposition. Cartilage is the most important element of joints. It provides elasticity, springiness and strength during pressure. Traumas, impairment of circulation, dysmetabolism and virulent diseases damage joints. As the result you can get swell, pain and failure of mobility.
Usually people face problems resulting in osteoarthrosis, arthritis, rheumatic disease, osteochondrosis and gout after the age of 40. However, joint diseases became younger nowadays. In most cases it is impossible to turn back to the initial state, but it is possible to stop the development of the disease. Regular scheme of treatment includes use of chondroprotectors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine, therapeutic exercises and massage. Almost all medications used for joint treatment are based on two chondroprotectors. They are glucosamine and chondroitin.
Glucosamine is one of the most important building elements of cartilage’s joint tissue and ligamentous apparatus. It is kind of a catalyser of cartilage tissue regeneration that stimulates its synthesis. Glucosamine makes tissues more solid and resistant to stretching.
Chondroitin possesses a powerful anti-inflammatory action. It suppresses the activity of ferments contributing into joint tissue destruction. It also removes or decreases chronic pain in the joints connected with inflammation and degenerative processes. Chondroitin is able to regenerate the cartilage what is crucial for people practicing strength sports. Besides, chondroitin increases glucosamine penetration into affected joint.