Chondroitin sulfate is the major glycosaminoglycan found in cartilage. It blocks destructive enzymes that break down cartilage in the joint. It is widely recommended for its potential value in helping pets suffering from or genetically predisposed to suffering from arthritis and joint pain, including aches and chronic pain from osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and osteochondrodysplasia.
Some of the Chondroitin Sulfate being sold in the market today is irradiated because of the poor hygiene in the production environment. The chemical and biochemical effects of irradiating chondroitin sulfate have never been fully investigated or determined. In EU, quality requirement on Chondroitin sulfate is strict and the most important is that EU requires non-irradiation.
Fenchem’s Co-Joint™ Chondroitin sulfate is non-irradiation, higher purity and genuine origin to meet EU customer’s requirements. Several measures are used in the whole process from raw material control, production and quality control. Firstly, the raw material purchasing is controlled strictly to ensure the genuine origin. Secondly, cGMP-grade production and new quality assurance system is in place in the production process to make sure the product avoid to be contaminated by microorganisms. Thirdly, Thermoluminescence Spectra and PPSL are used associated to assure the non-irradiation status of the final product. Finally, the analysis methods of CPC titration and Enzymatic-HPLC guarantee the purity and genuine origin accurately.
Fenchem can provide the shark origin, bovine origin, porcine origin and poultry origin chondroitin sulfate for animal nutrition with stable supplying ability. More important, they are BSE/TSE-free and of higher safety.