- The only patented, and most effective form, of native type II collagen.
- Good for stemming decreased collagen in cartilage.
- Improves joint mobility and flexibility.
Taken orally, UC-II® works with the immune system to promote healthy joints through a process called oral tolerance.This process helps the body differentiate between foreign invaders, such as bacteria or viruses, and beneficial elements such as nutrients.
Type II collagen, a triple helical molecule, is the principal structural protein in cartilage, responsible for its resistance to traction and its endurance.
Sometimes the body's immune system confuses articular type II collagen with a foreign invader and sends antibodies to attack and destroy it, resulting in deterioration of joint flexibility and mobility. When the body attacks itself in this way, it is referred to as an auto-immune disease.
Low doses of UC-II® taken orally stop the immune response targeted at the type II collagen in bone joint cartilage, improving joint mobility and flexibility.
UC-II® thus appears to be an excellent solution for stemming decreased collagen in cartilage. Another supplement for maintaining joint health is L-proline, an amino acid which supports the body's natural production of collagen. If you suffer from joint pain, you may find our supplement Palmitoleic acid, an omega 7 fatty acid, known for its pain-relieving effects.
UC-II® is a trademark of Inter-Health N.I. (US Patents 5,645,851,5,637,321, 5,529,786,5,750,144 and international patents pending.)
|Daily serving: 1 capsule
Number of servings per bottle : 60
|UC-II® (which provides 10 mg of undenatured type II collagen)||40 mg|
| Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour. |
UC-II® - Lonza
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