Chondroitin sulfate A (CSA), with a little help from the other glycosaminoglycans in Joint Vibrance, is fashioned by chondrocytes into the sticky protein-sugar (proteoglycan) matrix, or glue, that holds all the collagen fibers together to form cartilage.
Glucosamine, a popular supplement for joint health, is converted to hyaluronic acid by chondrocytes. Each molecule of hyaluronic acid contains 5 molecules of water, giving it a very large, slippery structure. Its goal is to escape the chondrocyte where it was made, and slowly work its way out through the cartilage to take its place in synovial fluid. Along the way, the glucosamine that has now become hyaluronic acid acts to rehydrate cartilage, giving it greater cushioning power. In addition, Joint Vibrance delivers 120 mg of hyaluronic acid in each serving. Both the glucosamine and hyaluronic acid in Joint Vibrance are intended to support and replenish the hyaluronic acid content of synovial fluids in every joint.