What is Chondroitin sulfate?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Structum Condrosulf

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See also: Flexar

Chondroitin sulfate is a natural physiologic compound and is one of the critical compounds in connective tissue (including vessel walls) and joint cartilage. Supplementation of chondroitin sulfate is claimed to support the maintenance of strong, healthy cartilage and joint function.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Arthritis pain 4 4
Bulging disc 1 1
Cervical spondylosis 1 1
Degenerative disc disease 1 1
Inflammation 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chondroitin sulfate

Side effect Patients Percentage

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chondroitin sulfate

Dosage Patients Percentage
600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Chondroitin sulfate

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chondroitin sulfate.