2 Year STOPP Study on Chondroitin Shows Healthy Cartilage Growth

Chondroitin is one of several super joint nutrients that supports healthy cartilage growth.

This was confirmed by another strong European study over two years.

Both Chondroitin and Glucosamine help support healthy knee cartilage growth but you must take them daily in the right amounts.

The thickening and healthy growth takes years but slows the progression of knee arthritis and improves cartilage in most people.

Here’s the study…

STOPP (Study on Osteoarthritis Progression Prevention): “A new two-year trial with chondroitin sulfate (CS)”

A. Kahan (France), J.-Y. Reginster (Belgium), E. Vignon (France)

STOPP was a prospective, multicentre, randomised, parallel groups, double blind clinical study comparing 24 month orally administered Chondrosulf® (chondroitin 4&6 sulfate) 800 mg oad vs. placebo in 600 patients with knee osteoarthritis.

In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study Chondroitin reduced the joint space narrowing in knee arthritis in comparison to placebo as assessed by radiographic follow-up over 2 years.

Long-term treatment with Chondroitin appears to delay radiographic progression in patients with knee arthritis.

These results are consistent with those already published by others.

Dr. Paul’s Comments: Take at least 1500 mg of Glucosamine with 1200 mg of Chondroitin daily with food or a protein shake for healthy cartilage.