Humans have 212 joints, of which 140 are real joints and 72 are articulated joints. Without them, people could neither walk, run, cycle nor move at all. Joints are indispensable for the body. A joint consists of the condyle of one bone and the socket of the other bone. This construct is covered by a layer of cartilage. This keeps the surface smooth and ensures that the bones do not rub against each other much during movements. In addition, the cartilage cushions hard impacts and distributes the pressure on the bones. There is a gap between the joint surfaces. This contains a fluid (the so-called synovial fluid). The main component of this fluid is hyaluronic acid, which can bind water and in this form has a high viscosity and pressure resistance. Did you know that vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for normal cartilage function? In the joints category in the Fairvital online shop, you will find vitamin C for example in the vital substance preparation cat's claw powder with vitamin C. Also discover another variety of Fairvital food supplements.