Glucosamine and chondroitin: their role in joint health

In this article, we will be looking into two elements that play an important role in joint health: glucosamine and chondroitin. Our line of natural Collagen AminoLock supplements includes our Genacol Optimum product, which combines these two beneficial ingredients for cartilage health. Incorporating this supplement into your routine could be beneficial if you suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. To learn more, read on!

Small lexicon of joint health

Let’s start by defining two terms that are important to understanding the benefits associated with glucosamine and chondroitin.


Within the joints, this connective tissue acts as a cushion between the ends of the bones that make up a joint. It prevents friction, reduces the pressure on joint structures, and reduces the shocks associated with various movements. Osteoarthritis and the joint pain it causes are associated with the progressive degradation of cartilage, a phenomenon that increases with aging.

Synovial fluid

this is another important component for the proper functioning of the joints. This fluid lubricates the cartilage and the various joint structures to ensure that they glide during movement. It is produced and contained by the synovial membrane, the inner layer of the joint capsule. 

The role of glucosamine

Glucosamine is important for joint health. It promotes the proper functioning of joints by increasing the lubricating action of synovial fluid. When the cartilage is well lubricated, the bone ends slide better, friction is reduced and the cartilage can better fulfill its role in distributing the pressure that the various joint structures are subjected to.

Glucosamine, by promoting the lubricating action of the synovial fluid, helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage. The glucosamine contained in Genacol Optimum (glucosamine sulfate) is extracted from crustacean exoskeletons.

The role of chondroitin

Chondroitin is a component of cartilage. It plays an important role in the proper functioning of cartilage since it allows water retention and cartilage elasticity. It also supports the solidity of the articular structures as well as their flexibility.

The chondroitin contained in Genacol Optimum (chondroitin sulfate) is from bovine sourced. The addition of this ingredient also helps reduce the pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Genacol Optimum: a single supplement for maximum benefits

Like collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin are two elements that are naturally produced by our body. However, with the passing years and aging, this production decreases considerably.

The decrease in these essential elements for the proper functioning of joints is one of the factors that explain the appearance of joint symptoms such as stiffness and pain.

Therefore, it is relevant to integrate the use of supplements to prevent the appearance of joint symptoms. In this sense, we recommend our product Genacol Optimum, available in tablet and liquid forms.

Thanks to this complete formula containing AminoLock Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, it is an effective solution to protect cartilage against the deterioration associated with aging. As a result, it promotes joint health and helps prevent and relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

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