|chondroitin sulfate raw materials||Permeability coefficient (x10-6) (n=3) (cm/sec)|
The consequence: throwing away good money after bad, when the oral treatment you are taking is not being well absorbed there won't be a significant effect; and therefore it is like not taking anything at all.
Previous studies have shown that LMW chondroitin can protect the cartilage from inflammatory conditions that lead to pain and swelling and further worsening of the joint condition. It is also noteworthy that its cartilage building effect slows down the progression of cartilage loss in oa disease, which predominantly affects the elderly.
Chondroitin is naturally ubiquitous in the body. With advancing age, the bodies own production slows down. External supplementation is required to supply a steady state of chondroitin used as building blocks for cartilage. Below chart shows peak absorption in 2 hours after oral consumption of LMW chondroitin.