Chondroitin Sulfate

Does chondroitin sulfate work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Chondroitin Sulfate

The overall effectiveness rating for chondroitin sulfate is 1.5 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using chondroitin sulfate may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Chondroitin Sulfate

There are 2 studies in the database on chondroitin sulfate; the confidence 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 rating is for chondroitin sulfate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Chondroitin Sulfate

Products Containing Chondroitin Sulfate
Hall of Fame
MILLECOR Joint Support
Core Flex
Super Flexy
Full list of all 7 products containing Chondroitin Sulfate.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about chondroitin sulfate. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
reduce joint pain


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