Collagen type II
Collagen type II is the most abundant structural protein found in cartilage.
The medicinally effective ingredient in cartilage is really due to the collagen type II fraction. We know that cartilage is composed of four or five different kinds of collagen. There are 14 different kinds of collagen altogether, but the primary collagen, the most predominent one, the most medicinal collagen, is collagen type II. If collagen type II is derived from chicken sternal cartilage, from chicks six to eight weeks old, it contains the greatest number of anti-inflammatory and joint supporting proteoglycans.
Collagen type II also contains a powerful, newly discovered antioxydant proteoglycan called cartilage matrix glycoprotein (CMGP), which can help reduce the oxidative damage to the joint. In addition to these new discoveries, there are other ingredients in collagen type II that make it more effective than just taking glucosamine or chondroitin by themselves.
It is extremely important to understand that not all type of collagen are the same, and not all types of cartilage can give you a medicinally effective collagen type II. Collagen type II must be derived from chicken sternal cartilage only. The reason is very simple. This source of cartilage holds the greatest concentration of joint-saving proteoglycans.
Collagen type II resist protein cartilage digesting enzymes, promote new cartilage cell synthesis and proteoglycan synthesis, enhance the production of joint fluid, protect the surface of cartilage from oxidative damage and act as a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain modulator.
Bamboo knots are cryogrinded (grinded at -196°C ) to obtain an 85% organic silica concentration, the highest we can find on the market.
Silica is one of the major collagen components; it enhances collagen synthesis in bones and joints.
Organic silica found in bamboo grants more flexibility and mobility to joints (wrists, hips, knees, lumbar and cervical spine). It also alleviates articular pain by stimuling cellular rebuilding.
Organic silica has anti-inflammatory properties; it accelerates the healing process; it energizes, protects and regenerates the entire body cells; its anti-pain action is often experienced after a few minutes only.
Glucosamine helps carry out the synthesis of cartilage by increasing the key components such as glucosaminoglycans, and by supporting the sulfur absorption in cartilage.
Glucosamine helps preventing arthrosis in many ways: it delays the cartilage degredation, stimulates the productions of the cells composing it and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Take two (2) to four (4) capsules daily before meals.
Keep out of reach of children.