Collagen II Joint Formula
COLLAGEN II JOINT FORMULA
Collagen II Joint Formula is a nutrient and amino acid-rich dietary supplement of premium type II collagen from sternal chicken cartilage and fortified with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, pomegranate seed extract and manganese. Collagen II Joint Formula provides a natural blend collagen type II proteins with 18 amino acids, glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid to help support and maintain cartilage and joint health.* Dietary Collagen type II protein parallels the amino acid structure in the human body and is highly bioavailable.*
Collagen II Joint Formula is an excellent source of Hyaluronic Acid and fortified with collagen-promoting Vitamin C, a cofactor in the Vitamin C-dependant collagen synthesis process.* Vitamin C initiates a cascade of events that’s vital to entangle peptides into fibrils so they can be arranged into collagen fibers.* The tissues of the body store less than a one-month supply of vitamin C therefore a deficiency can impact collagen production.* Collagen II Joint Formula includes the anti-inflamatory support of Pomegranate Seed Extract (standardized to 70% ellagic acid) and essential trace mineral Manganese to support bone health and a cofactor in proteoglycan synthesis process.*
Does not contain gluten, dairy, wheat, corn, soy, yeast, sucrose, artificial sweeteners, starch or cholesterol.
Always consult with your physician before beginning this or other supplements. Do not take if pregnant, nursing or medically restricted to a low-protein diet.
COLLAGEN TYPE II
Collagen Type II is a fibrillar collagen with a triple helix made up of three identical α chains built with thousands of amino acids. Collagen Type II is the main fibrous structure of articular/hyaline cartilage throughout the body. Cartilage is an unbelievably tough, viscoelastic tissue covering the end of each bone and serving as a protective, joint-cushioning, shock absorber.* The natural aging process is associated with diminished collagen type II synthesis and a reduction in the capacity of the body to repair and maintain joint tissues.* The major constituents of cartilage are a network of Collagen Type II fibers within a glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycan matrix.
As a biological tissue lubricant, Hyaluronic Acid’s viscosity is thousands of times that of water so one of it’s primary functions in the body is to bind water to tissues and lubricate moveable parts of the body.* Hyaluronic Acid plays an important role in cellular function, lubrication, tissue hydration but in avascular tissue like cartilage, it acts as a key mechanisms for the delivery of nutrients to cartilage tissue and transporting waste out.* Hyaluronic Acid plays a role in the complex process of tissue repair and wound healing as well as contributing to the maintenance of cartilage and the joint-lubricating, synovial fluid levels needed to support healthy joints function and structure. An age-related decline in hyaluronic acid synthesis is thought to be a contributing factor to brittle, deteriorating joints.* The half-life of Hyaluronic Acid in the cartilage is approximately 2-3 weeks* Hyaluronic Acid also acts as the backbone for the assembly of other glycosaminoglycans.*
Glucosamine sulfate is a biological building block in cartilage tissue that is essential for joint health. Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan that helps promote a hydrated cartilage matrix so its compressive properties can handle the impact of an active lifestyle. The age-related decline of chondroitin sulfate in cartilage may be one of the contributing causes of osteoarthritis.*