Each joint in your body is a junction between two or more bones. As you perform the activities of your daily life, you can put tremendous pressure on your joints. And even with their remarkable ability to withstand a great deal of force, human joints are still a common site for discomfort, particularly the knee.
Cartilage plays an important role in maintaining the health of your joints. The specific type of cartilage found in your joints is called articular cartilage. It covers the surface of bones within the joint, serving as a smooth, resilient cushion that allows them to then keep moving freely.
The articular cartilage works with the synovial tissue, which lines and encloses the ends of your joints. This tissue produces fluid that keeps the cartilage lubricated, hydrated, and nourished. Together, the protective cushion of the articular cartilage and the joint fluid of the synovial tissue act like a shock absorber to allow for proper joint mobility.
Cosamin® is shown to work at the cellular level to protect cartilage. It does this by inhibiting enzymes that break down cartilage.