Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin sulfate is the main component of the extracellular network of cartilage, and it plays an important role in maintaining the structural integrity of the tissue.

Chondroitin Sulfate, a glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), actively participates in the physiology of cartilaginous tissue, and it is the basic element of the amorphous extracellular substances of connective tissues. The main constituents of cartilaginous tissue are Chondroitin Sulfate A (Chondroitin -4-Sulfate) and Chondroitin Sulfate C (Chondroitin-6-Sulfate) and, to a lesser degree, keratin Sulphate and hyaluronic acid. They are glycoside polymers formed by repetition of dissacharides units composed of a hexoxamine (present as a sulfuric acid ester and hexuronic acid).

Chondroitin Sulfate is present in the human body in complexes with proteins building proteoglycans (PGs), which are present in the cartilaginous matrix in the form of gel, in contact with the collagen networks which form the structural support for cartilaginous tissue. The chondrocytes are responsible for the synthesis and, presumably, for the maintenance of the network as well.

Our Company specializes in manufacturing of Chondroitin Sulfate exclusively extracted from bovine tissues and manufactures this product in Argentina since 1996.