The overall rating for chondroitin sulfate is 1.5 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Chondroitin Sulfate
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Chondroitin Sulfate Simple Report

  • Supplement: Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Supplement Category: amino sugars
  • Number of Products Containing Chondroitin Sulfate: 58
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.5 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 40 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 1
  • Effective Dosage Range: 60 milligrams per day

Chondroitin Sulfate Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for chondroitin sulfate is 1.5 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for chondroitin sulfate as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Chondroitin Sulfate

There are 2 studies in the database on chondroitin sulfate; the research rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for chondroitin sulfate as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Chondroitin Sulfate

Products Names Amount of Chondroitin Sulfate
Joint Aid 800mg
Structure 1.2g
Flex 500mg
Super Flexy 50mg
Iron Brothers Joint Support 150mg
Full list of all 58 products containing Chondroitin Sulfate.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce joint pain


The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on chondroitin sulfate dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 60 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Chondroitin Sulfate.


Title of Study
Effect of a dietary supplement containing glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate and quercetin glycosides on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study
Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, and the Two in Combination for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis