Cartilage is a soft and flexible connective tissue that is found in joints and other areas of your body such as bronchial tubes, rib cage, ear and nose. It helps protect the joints from shocks and allows for smooth movement. Cartilage doesn’t contain blood vessels and therefore, it grows, repairs, and heals very slowly.
There are a variety of causes that can damage the structure and functions of cartilage. They include an autoimmune disease, physical trauma such as a traumatic road accident, sport injury or bad fall, previous joint injury, daily wear and tear, age, immobilization for long periods, and viral or bacterial infection.
Articular cartilage damage in the knee joint often causes knee swelling, severe pain and substantial reduction in mobility. If left untreated, small articular cartilage damage can lead to osteoarthritis over time.
In order to maintain the health of cartilage and joints, make sure that you use a supplement that plays a vital role in maintenance of the cartilage and connective tissues in the joints. Natures Aid Glucosamine & Chondroitin Complex is a naturally occurring compound that helps maintain the health of your joints and nourishes cartilage with the glucosamine and chondroitin. Natures Aid glucosamine is a product of crustaceans and chondroitin is sourced from shark cartilage and is bovine free. Moreover, Natures Aid also contains Rosehip in its formulation that makes your joints flexible and supple. You should take 1-2 tablets per day with food to maintain the health of cartilage, surrounding connective tissues, ligaments and tendons.