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Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, is one of my personal heroes. It’s not so much his politics that I admire, but his appetite for living life to its fullest. He didn’t let childhood asthma get in his way; in fact, he led a more strenuous life because of his ailment, just to prove that he could.

I, too, try to live my life to the fullest each day and have a love of adventuring in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, as I’ve aged all of my outdoor activities have really done a number on my joints. Rather than simply push through the knee pain as Roosevelt might have, I’ve followed the advice of my doctor and now take a joint health supplement. The supplements have helped protect healthy cartilage in my joints, which will hopefully afford me a long life full of grand adventures of the type that my favorite president may have enjoyed.

Since first being extracted and purified in the 1960s, chondroitin sulfate has been used to combat the debilitating affects of osteoarthritis. The compound is found in various animal cartilage and bovine tracheas, and it is created through synthetic means as well. Chondroitin sulfate is often paired with glucosamine to create drugs intended to improve, and possibly reverse, osteoarthritis.

A typical dose of chondroitin sulfate is between 800 and 1,200 mg per day. Several studies have confirmed that chondroitin sulfate is effective at decreasing the pain and remedying the functional shortcomings that osteoarthritis creates. However, the Mayo Clinic suggests that it may take several weeks for patients to recognize the full benefits of the compound.