NeoCell - Collagen 2 Joint Complex Capsules 2,400 mg. - 120 Capsules
NeoCell Collagen 2 Joint Complex Capsules provide essential nutrients for complete joint support. As you age, the body's ability to make Collagen Type 2 slows down. Collagen 2 is the key structural protein in cartilage tissue. It naturally contains glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid for joint lubrication. NeoCell Collagen 2 Joint Complex Capsules contain key components to support and maintain healthy joint function.
Collagen Type 2 - The Cartilage Protein:
Collagen Type 2 makes up 50% of all protein in cartilage and 85-90% of collagen in articular cartilage. The decrease in collagen production during the aging process often results in degradation of joint strength and health. This degradation is thought to be the reason that one out of every three Americans over the age of 60 suffers from Osteoarthritis.
The Difference Between Collagen Type 1&3 and Collagen Type 2:
Scientific studies show that more than 90% of the collagen found in the body is Collagen Type 1&3. The protein composition consists of nineteen amino acids responsible for the growth and maintenance of the body with unusually high percentages of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which are all found in the skin and muscle. For maximum benefits Collagen Type 1&3 and Type 2 should not be combined at the same time. Each type has different amino acid profiles and is produced by different cells in the body - Types 1&3 by fibroblasts and osteoblasts, Type 2 by chondrocytes. Research has shown that combining Type 1 and Type 2 collagens may reduce the stimulatory effects at the cellular level. While combining the types is not dangerous, for a supplement to be as bioactive and effective as possible we recommend taking the different types of collagen separately throughout the day, giving each type the opportunity to stimulate the correct cells without interference by the incorrect type of collagen. Type 1&3 in the morning and Type 2 at night is a good option.
Take four (4) to six (6) capsules daily. For maximum absorption, take on an empty stomach.