Made from a blend of seaweed extracts, Phytodroitin™ is a plant-based alternative to chondroitin, which typically derives from shark cartilage. Phytodroitin™ is ideal for vegans, vegetarians, and those looking to make more environmentally conscious consumer decisions, especially given widespread concerns over declining shark populations.
What is chondroitin?
Chondroitin is an important part of cartilage. As we age, our cartilage begins to break down, making movement more challenging and uncomfortable. Nutritionists often recommend taking a daily chondroitin supplement, especially alongside glucosamine, to support our health as we get older.
What is Phytodroitin™ and how is it different?
Chondroitin sulphate supplements generally comprise shark cartilage – a process that’s both carbon-intensive and drives shark species into extinction.
ProTec Nutra has devised a green solution to this problem. The company has carefully studied the mucopolysaccharide structure of chondroitin and formulated a vegetal origin – containing a combination of specific mucopolysaccharide-rich algae extracts – that mimics its nutritional composition. The result is Phytodroitin™.
What are the environmental benefits of Phytodroitin™?
100% plant-based, Phytodroitin™ is a far more sustainable and less environmentally-intensive than regular chondroitin. It’s formulated with purpose-grown botanical ingredients, which guarantees complete sustainability, as well as quality and purity.
ProTec Nutra uses responsibly-sourced raw materials to manufacture Phytodroitin™ and ensures their suppliers engage in green practices.
Phytodroitin™ is registered with the Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society and evaluated by Vegan Outreach.
How does Phytodroitin™ compare to regular chondroitin?
ProTec Nutra conducted a study with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to compare the mucopolysaccharide structure of Phytodroitin™ with traditional chondroitin. Using Frontier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, NTU found Phytodroitin™ is almost identical in mucopolysaccharide structure to chondroitin sulphate of shark origin.
Phytodroitin™ offers an ethical and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional shark-based chondroitin. For more information, please reach out to our dedicated team of expert Nutrition Advisors.