Ingredient Spotlight: Chondroitin Sulfate

Chondroitin: The Science of the Supplement Chondroitin sulfate provides natural support for joints.

Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring molecule found in the cartilage and connective tissues of people and animals. Chondroitin is the substance that enables cartilage to provide cushion to healthy joints, and it is what the body uses to make new cartilage. Chondroitin also serves a vital role in the maintenance of healthy skin & coat/fur. Chondroitin can be taken as a supplement to help maintain healthy cartilage, joint lubrication, and healthy skin, nails, and hair.*

Not all chondroitin is created equal

The chondroitin used in dietary supplements is extracted from the cartilage and connective tissues of animals. The most common animal sources are cow, pig, chicken, and shark. Chondroitin varies depending on the source, and scientists have separated it into three distinct classes: A, B, and C. This is important because chondroitin A has greater health benefits than B or C, and some animal sources have more chondroitin A than others. For instance, beef trachea cartilage (used by Springtime) has among the highest concentrations of chondroitin A. Conversely, some products on the market are labeled as 100% chondroitin but contain little to no chondroitin A, rendering them woefully ineffective.

The science of chondroitin

Chondroitin sulfate is one of six related substances called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are also referred to as mucopolysaccharides. Adequate amounts of chondroitin are vital for normal joint function and maintenance as well as many of the body's normal self-healing mechanisms.

Springtime uses chondroitin sulfate sources with high concentrations of chondroitin-A -- fully tested for potency, purity, and safety. Below you will find more information on Springtime products containing chondroitin:

  • Longevity

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    Longevity

    Powerful ingredients combine to invigorate and detoxify your dog. Our Longevity dog supplement helps to maintain healthy joints, skin, digestion, and a powerful immune system.

    Longevity dog supplement is our strongest rejuvenating supplement for dogs. Can "turn back the clock" for older dogs with rapid visible results. Also the choice of "natural" breeders. Longevity features a blend of 14 natural ingredients, including bee pollen, spirulina, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, vitamin C, and more.

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    Powerful supplement blend, including chondroitin, MSM, glucosamine HCl, spirulina, and bee pollen, in a powder formula, to support multiple health functions.
    • Buy two 1.4 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.41/scoop
    • Qty
    • $98.00
    • Buy two 2.6 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.36/scoop
    • Qty
    • $160.00
    • Buy two 6 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.29/scoop
    • Qty
    • $296.00
    • Buy two 12 lb jars get ONE FREE
    • $0.24/scoop
    • Qty
    • $496.00
    • 1.4 lb
    • $0.61/scoop
    • Qty
    • $49.00
    • 2.6 lb
    • $0.54/scoop
    • Qty
    • $80.00
    • 6 lb
    • $0.44/scoop
    • Qty
    • $148.00
    • 12 lb
    • $0.36/scoop
    • Qty
    • $248.00
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  • Fresh Factors®

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    Fresh Factors®

    Our best selling chewable for dogs of all ages. Fresh Factors supports healthy joints, skin, digestion, and energy levels.

    Natural support with chondroitin, bee pollen, active yeast culture, kelp, desiccated beef liver, and biotin.

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    Fresh Factors are tasty chewables that support healthy joints, coat, and digestion with natural ingredients, including chondroitin sulfate, bee pollen, yeast culture, kelp, biotin, and beef liver.
    • Buy two jars of 60 get TWO FREE
    • $0.18/tablet
    • Qty
    • $42.00
    • Buy two jars of 90 get TWO FREE
    • $0.16/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of 180 get TWO FREE
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $96.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get TWO FREE
    • $0.12/tablet
    • Qty
    • $168.00
    • Buy one jar of 1000 get ONE FREE
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
    • 60 chewables
    • $0.35/tablet
    • Qty
    • $21.00
    • 90 chewables
    • $0.31/tablet
    • Qty
    • $28.00
    • 180 chewables
    • $0.27/tablet
    • Qty
    • $48.00
    • 360 chewables
    • $0.23/tablet
    • Qty
    • $84.00
    • 1000 chewables
    • $0.21/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
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  • Joint Health Chewables

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    Joint Health Chewables

    Powerful hip and joint supplements for dogs of all ages.

    Superior joint lubricants help with occasional stiffness associated with aging and helps to maintain cartilage, ligament, and tendon health. Powerful ingredients: chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine and MSM.

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    Convenient chewable tablet supports healthy hip and joint function with the popular ingredients chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine HCl and MSM.
    • Buy two jars of 60 get TWO FREE
    • $0.18/tablet
    • Qty
    • $42.00
    • Buy two jars of 90 get TWO FREE
    • $0.16/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of 180 get TWO FREE
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $96.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get TWO FREE
    • $0.12/tablet
    • Qty
    • $168.00
    • Buy one jar of 1000 get ONE FREE
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
    • 60 tablets
    • $0.35/tablet
    • Qty
    • $21.00
    • 90 tablets
    • $0.31/tablet
    • Qty
    • $28.00
    • 180 tablets
    • $0.27/tablet
    • Qty
    • $48.00
    • 360 tablets
    • $0.23/tablet
    • Qty
    • $84.00
    • 1000 tablets
    • $0.21/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
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  • Combo

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    Combo

    An economical combination of two of our best-selling products for dogs.

    Combining Fresh Factors and Joint Health Chewables gives dogs a powerful one-two punch for life-long health. They get Fresh Factors for supporting healthy skin, digestion, and joints plus Joint Health Chewables for added benefits to keep their joints lubricated, flexible, and healthy. Using them together works great.

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    An economical combination of two of our best products: Fresh Factors for wide-spectrum nutrition, plus Joint Health Chewables to support joint health.
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 60 get Joint Health Chewables 60 TWO FREE
    • $0.18/tablet
    • Qty
    • $42.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 90 get Joint Health Chewables 90 TWO FREE
    • $0.16/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 180 get Joint Health Chewables 180 TWO FREE
    • $0.13/tablet
    • Qty
    • $96.00
    • Buy two jars of Fresh Factors 360 get Joint Health Chewables 360 TWO FREE
    • $0.12/tablet
    • Qty
    • $168.00
    • Buy one jar of Fresh Factors 1000 get Joint Health Chewables 1000 ONE FREE
    • $0.10/tablet
    • Qty
    • $208.00
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  • Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables

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    Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables

    A chewable supplement that supports the body's normal inflammatory response. Helps with mild discomfort associated with aging.

    When your dog says "ouch," Springtime Advanced Hip & Joint Chewables are the answer. Boswellia extract is especially good for maintaining comfort and mobility associated with aging or post-exercise recovery. Combined with a generous dose of chondroitin sulfate and other high grade ingredients such as MSM and glucosamine for overall joint health.

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    Chewable tablets with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
    • Buy two jars of 60 get TWO FREE
    • $0.23/tablet
    • Qty
    • $56.00
    • Buy two jars of 180 get TWO FREE
    • $0.17/tablet
    • Qty
    • $124.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get TWO FREE
    • $0.15/tablet
    • Qty
    • $216.00
    • 60 tablets
    • $0.47/tablet
    • Qty
    • $28.00
    • 180 tablets
    • $0.34/tablet
    • Qty
    • $62.00
    • 360 tablets
    • $0.30/tablet
    • Qty
    • $108.00
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  • Joint Health Formula for Dogs

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    Joint Health Formula for Dogs

    Powdered formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.

    Superior joint lubricants help with occasional stiffness associated with aging and helps to maintain cartilage, ligament and tendon health.

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    Powdered formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia for comfort & mobility.
    • Buy two jars of 1 lb get ONE FREE
    • $0.13/scoop
    • Qty
    • $98.00
    • 1 lb
    • $0.19/scoop
    • Qty
    • $49.00
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  • J-Flex Concentrate for Dogs & Cats

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    J-Flex Concentrate for Dogs & Cats

    The finest chondroitin sulfate promotes joint and cartilage health.

    J-Flex is an economical, single-ingredient supplement to support healthy joints and cartilage and to maintain a normal inflammatory response.

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    J-Flex is an economical, single-ingredient supplement to support healthy joints and cartilage and to maintain a normal inflammatory response.
    • 6 oz
    • $0.15/serving
    • Qty
    • $49.50
  • Joint Health Formula for Horses

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    Joint Health Formula for Horses

    Powdered horse joint health formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia serrata for comfort and mobility.

    Superior joint lubricants help with occasional stiffness associated with aging and post strenuous activity discomfort. Helps to maintain cartilage, ligament tendon, and joint health for horses.

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    Powdered horse joint health formula with chondroitin sulfate, MSM, and glucosamine HCl for healthy joint support, and boswellia serrata for comfort and mobility.
    • 2.5 lb
    • $1.13/serving
    • Qty
    • $90.00
    • 5 lb
    • $0.93/serving
    • Qty
    • $149.00
    • 10 lb
    • $0.86/serving
    • Qty
    • $275.00
    • 20 lb
    • $0.78/serving
    • Qty
    • $499.00
  • J-Flex Concentrate for Horses

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    J-Flex Concentrate for Horses

    The finest chondroitin sulfate promotes joint and cartilage health.

    An economical, single-ingredient product to support healthy joints and cartilage and to maintain a normal inflammatory response.

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    An economical, single-ingredient supplement to support healthy joints and cartilage and to maintain a normal inflammatory response.
    • 6 oz
    • $0.58/serving
    • Qty
    • $49.50
    • 12 oz
    • $0.53/serving
    • Qty
    • $89.50
    • 24 oz
    • $0.41/serving
    • Qty
    • $139.50
    • 72 oz
    • $0.39/serving
    • Qty
    • $399.50
  • Joint Health Wafers

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    Joint Health Wafers

    Tableted joint health product that is easy to give and convenient for travel.

    Powerful joint health supplement with chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM, and vitamin C, along with carrot powder for easy administration.

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    Powerful joint health supplement with chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM, and vitamin C, along with real carrot flavor for easy administration.
    • Buy two jars of 200 get ONE FREE
    • $0.18/wafer
    • Qty
    • $110.00
    • Buy two jars of 1000 get ONE FREE
    • $0.13/wafer
    • Qty
    • $398.00
    • 200 wafers
    • $0.28/wafer
    • Qty
    • $55.00
    • 1000 wafers
    • $0.20/wafer
    • Qty
    • $199.00
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  • Performance Paste

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    Performance Paste

    Pre-event paste supports focus, oxygenation, energy, and stamina for "best day" performance for horses.

    Perfect pre-event paste for "best day" performance. Helps to boost energy, stamina and oxygenation; cartilage and capillary health; joint lubrication and calm, focused demeanor. Time tested winner.

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    Pre-event paste supports oxygenation, energy, and stamina for "best day" performance for horses.
    • Tube
    • $15/each
    • Qty
    • $15.00
  • Joint Health Capsules

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    Joint Health Capsules

    Supports the body's normal inflammatory response.

    Contains chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM and vitamin C to support healthy joints and a healthy inflammation response, such as one might normally experience after rigorous activity or with healthy aging.*

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    Contains chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM and vitamin C to support healthy joints and a healthy inflammation response, such as one might normally experience after rigorous activity or with healthy aging.*
    • Buy two jars of 180 get ONE FREE
    • $0.18/capsule
    • Qty
    • $99.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get ONE FREE
    • $0.16/capsule
    • Qty
    • $170.00
    • 180 capsules
    • $0.28/capsule
    • Qty
    • $49.50
    • 360 capsules
    • $0.24/capsule
    • Qty
    • $85.00
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  • Cartilage Concentrate

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    Cartilage Concentrate

    Pure chondroitin for joint health.*

    Pure chondroitin sulfate helps support healthy cartilage and joint tissue, and a healthy normal inflammatory response*

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    Pure chondroitin for joint health.*
    • Buy two jars of 180 get ONE FREE
    • $0.22/capsule
    • Qty
    • $119.00
    • Buy two jars of 360 get ONE FREE
    • $0.18/capsule
    • Qty
    • $199.00
    • 180 capsules
    • $0.33/capsule
    • Qty
    • $59.50
    • 360 capsules
    • $0.28/capsule
    • Qty
    • $99.50
    Please enter Qty 1 for each SET of Buy 2 get 1 FREE.
  • Tonic Blend

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    Tonic Blend

    Powerful adaptogens strengthen resistance to physical & emotional stress.

    A great way to add natural antioxidants & adaptogens into your diet to help the body's processes function normally during physical and emotional stress.*

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    A great way to add natural antioxidants & adaptogens into your diet to help the body's processes function normally during physical and emotional stress.*
    • Buy two jars of 80 get ONE FREE
    • $0.38/tablet
    • Qty
    • $90.00
    • Buy two jars of 240 get ONE FREE
    • $0.31/tablet
    • Qty
    • $220.00
    • 80 tablets
    • $0.56/tablet
    • Qty
    • $45.00
    • 240 tablets
    • $0.46/tablet
    • Qty
    • $110.00
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