Cidaflex is an over the counter dietary supplement used for the treatment of symptoms of osteoarthritis. Each tablet is a blend of 500mg of Glucosamine and 400 mg of Chondroitin.
Glucosamine Sulfate is found in shellfish, and animal bones or marrow. It can also be extracted from grains such as corn, or fungi.
Chondroitin Sulfate is usually obtained from shark or cow cartilage. There is also a synthetic version. The combination of Glucosamine and Chondroitin is believed to help restore cartilage and is an effective anti-inflammatory for mild to moderate joint pain. This combination may also be effective in some patients with moderate to severe knee pain.