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This product contains BioCell Collagen II®, a patented, hydrolyzed and denatured low molecular weight type II collagen. This form of collagen is the most abundant form in the joint matrix. In addition to collagen, BioCell Collagen II provides the combined benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA), depolymerized low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate and amino acids including lysine, proline and hydroxyproline.
Joint Health: The unique profile of compounds in BioCell Collagen II promote cartilage synthesis and enhance synovial fluid, supporting the composition, integrity and motility of joints. In a double blind placebo controlled study involving 16 individuals supplementing with BioCell Collagen II for 8 weeks, results indicate statistically significant support for joint function and comfort. In a peak absorption study, serum levels of HA increased gradually and with statistical significance after BioCell Collagen II supplementation, emphasizing the potential for this compound to provide important connective tissue support.
Promotes Skin Health: The components of collagen type II also support the elasticity and firmness of skin. Furthermore, HA attracts water, promoting hydration and moisture retention within the dermal matrix. Case reports have suggested that BioCell Collagen II may help rejuvenate skin and modulate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rare side effects of glucosamine and chondroitin found in hydrolyzed type II collagen include nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and constipation, drowsiness, skin reactions, or headache. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
At this time, there are no known adverse reactions when taken in conjunction with medications.