Life Extension Bio-Collagen with Patented UC-II 40 mg 60 small capsules Life Extension Item Catalog Number: 01631 Tender, sensitive joints can limit everyday activities. As people age and continue to put stress on their joints, they can compromise joint cartilagewhich exposes small collagen fibers. The bodys 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. Life Extension offers Bio-Collagen with Patented UC-IIa 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 denaturedwhich researchers found has no beneficial effect on the immune system. Fortunately, a unique processing technique preserves the correct molecular shape of the collagen and preserves its bioactivityproducing 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. 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. Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 capsule Servings Per Container 60 Amount Per Serving UC-II standardized chicken cartilage (providing 10 mg undenatured type II collagen) 40 mg Other ingredients: 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. Not for sale in Belgium and Grocery and Chain pharmacy.
Dosage and Use Take one capsule daily preferably on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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