Re-Growing and Supporting Cartilage -Sunday, July 17, 2011 Damaged or eroded cartilage in the joints is one of the primary causes of joint pain, and an often unwelcome aggravation to sports players. It is a common mis-conception that cartilage cannot be replaced or repaired with proper nutrition. Unlike most other bodily tissue, cartilage is not fed with adequate blood supply to allow the body to repair itself quickly, so the healing process can be a lengthy one. Achieving the right balance of nutrition is important, for example, adequate Vitamin C and D is essential for holding glucosamine in the joint. Equally, the quality of the nutrition is fundamental to proper repair, and taking these nutrients in their food form (foodstate) is important to allow this healing process.