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Tender, sensitive joints can limit everyday activities. As people age and continue to put stress on their joints, they can compromise joint cartilage—which exposes small collagen fibers. The body’s immune system mistakenly identifies these collagen fibers as foreign cells. This triggers an inflammatory response against the collagen-containing cartilage in one's own joints. Inflammation and joint discomfort can soon follow.
New data show that a patented collagen provides targeted support for the immune issues related to joint discomfort.1
Life Extension® now offers Bio-Collagen with Patented UC-II®—a novel form of undenatured type II collagen from chicken cartilage. Taken orally, UC-II® travels to the intestinal tract where it “introduces” the immune system to the same type of collagen molecules found in joint cartilage.
Not just any form of collagen will do. Normally, when chicken collagen is processed, its molecular shape is changed. It loses bioactivity and becomes denatured—which researchers found has no beneficial effect2 on the immune system. Fortunately, a unique processing technique preserves the correct molecular shape of the collagen3,4 and preserves its bioactivity5—producing a form known as undenatured collagen. The result of this innovative process is an undenatured chicken collagen called Bio-Collagen with Patented UC-II®.
Scientific studies have found that UC-II® reduced sensitive joint discomfort and eased joint function.1,6-10 One double-blind, placebo-controlled study on patients found that UC-II® provided relief by 33%, and decreased joint discomfort scores by a remarkable 40% in just 90 days.1
Note: Not available for sale in Belgium. Not available for sale to Grocery and Chain Pharmacy.Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 capsuleServings Per Container:
60Amount Per Serving
- UC-II® standardized chicken cartilage (providing 10 mg undenatured type II collagen) - 40mg
microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), potassium chloride, silica.
UC-II® is a registered trademark of InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,645,851, 5,637,321, 5,529,786, 5,750,144, 7,083,820, 7,846,487, EP1435906 B1 and worldwide patents pending.Dosage and Use:
Take one capsule daily preferably on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.References
1. Int J Med Sci. 2009;6(6):312-21.
2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1986 Oct;83(19):7443-6.
3. Int Immunopharmacol. 2011 Jan;11(1):12-8.
4. Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 2002;22(3-4):101-10.
5. Immunol Rev. 2005;206:232-59.
6. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2005 Aug;28(4):385-90.
7. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2007 Jun;30(3):275-8.
8. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2007;17(4):189-96.
9. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). Epub 2011 May 30.
10. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Dec;32(6):577-84.
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