Everyone probably drinks protein shakes and takes amino acids to supply their muscles. But what about the supply for your joint cartilage? They also need sufficient nutrients!
Increase in Osteoarthritis
Current data of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) regarding the frequency of osteoarthritis show, that sooner or later almost half of women and almost one third of men have excessively worn joints.¹
According to a story on health of adults in Germany (DEGS1) one in ten of people at a young age (18 to 29) already has joint pain. From the age of 65, it is over 40%. Shoulders and knees are most frequently affected, worn joints being the most common cause.²
This is precisely why you should take care and supply your joint cartilage with important nutrients at a young age, so that healthy cartilage function is maintained for as long as possible. Because once the cartilage is worn down, there is no turning back.
COFACTOR FOR YOUR CARTILAGE
Collagen formation is essential for healthy cartilage function. It has been scientifically proven and confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that vitamin C contributes to this as an irreplaceable cofactor for collagen synthesis. A lack of vitamin C causes poor elasticity in the skin, bones and even cartilage. In addition, vitamin C helps protect your body cells from oxidative stress.
Although our average intake of vitamin C is sufficient, vitamin C, as a water-soluble vitamin, has a biological half-life of only 13 hours⁴. This means that without regular intake, bottlenecks can occur at times, even with an average sufficient supply. In addition, sports and infections, for example, significantly increase the need for vitamin C.⁵ However, since vitamin C is only a cofactor, it naturally requires even more.
SPECIFIC AND FIBER FORMING
UC-II® non-denatured Type 2 Collagen
Collagen has the largest share in the human protein content with about 30%. It provides functionality, elasticity and strength of connective tissue, bones and cartilage. But not every collagen fits every part of your body. According to current scientific knowledge, 28 different types of collagen are known.⁶
Types I, II and III account for up to 90%. Type II collagen is the fiber-forming form that occurs primarily in hyaline and elastic cartilage tissue. The hyaline cartilage tissue is what is particularly relevant for the joints. It provides the pressure elasticity and smooth surface.
That is why we have also chosen UC-II®, an innovative and at the same time proven branded raw material with non-denatured collagen type II, which can help maintain the structure and elasticity of hyaline cartilage. Thanks to its tissue specificity, it differs significantly from conventional collagen hydrolysate.
Easy to take and exact dosage
The harder it is to take, the less likely you are to use something regularly. That's exactly why our product developers spent a long time researching for the right ingredients until they managed to get the most important relevant doses into just one small tablet.
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