Benefits at a Glance
Multi-molecule collagen complex for supporting healthy joints and skin
May help rejuvenate skin and modulate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This product contains BioCell Collagen™, a patented, hydrolyzed and denatured low molecular weight collagen. In addition to collagen, BioCell Collagen™ provides the combined benefits of hyaluronic acid (HA), depolymerized low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine sulfate, and amino acids including lysine, proline and hydroxyproline. These compounds promote cartilage synthesis and enhance synovial fluid, supporting the composition, integrity and motility of joints. A double blind placebo-controlled study involving 16 individuals supplementing with BioCell Collagen™ for 8 weeks, indicated statistically significant support for joint function and comfort. In a peak absorption study, serum levels of HA increased gradually and with statistical significance after BioCell Collagen™ supplementation, emphasizing the potential for this compound to provide important connective tissue support. The components of collagen also support the elasticity and firmness of skin. Furthermore, HA attracts water, promoting hydration and moisture retention within the dermal matrix. Case reports have suggested that BioCell Collagen™ may help rejuvenate skin and modulate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen JS provides patented BioCell Collagen™, offering a unique profile of compounds for joint motility and comfort as well as healthy skin.
BioCell Collagen™ is a trademark of BioCell Technology LLC, Newport Beach, California USA (US Patents 6,025,327; 6,323,319; 6,780,841; 7,091,180; 7,799,348; 8,563,045).
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body an is a key component of all connective tissues. It provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system.
As we age, the amount of collagen in our body decreases. By age 40, it is depleted faster than it is produced, and by age 60, over half of the body’s collagen has been depleted.
Some benefits of collagen include:
- 1) Digestion – Collagen soothes and heals the digestive tract and helps repair the mucous lining. To improve digestion take it before meals.
- 2) Healthy Skin – It improves cohesion, elasticity, and regeneration of the skin. Collagen is primarily composed of the amino acids glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline. These particular amino acids are shown to reduce the signs of aging.
- 3) Joint and Bone Health – The amino acids in collagen have been reported to improve tissue repair, decrease inflammation and provide relief from joint pain. The glycine also speeds wound healing.
Collagen peptides are different than gelatin, in that collagen peptides are processed so the amino acids are broken down, making it easier to digest. It is also absorbed faster by the body and will not gel when mixed into a beverage or liquid.
Currently there are few studies on the use of collagen for joint pain. There are a few studies demonstrating benefit in reducing joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
References: Science. 1993 Sep 24;261(5129):1727-30. Effects of oral administration of type II collagen on rheumatoid arthritis. Int J Med Sci. 2009 Oct 9;6(6):312-21. Safety and efficacy of undenatured type II collagen in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a clinical trial.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Amount per serving
BioCell Collagen hydolyzed collagen complex.....1,000mg[chicken sternal cartilage] [providing: hydrolyzed collagen 60%.....600mg
Other ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 2–4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with 8–10 oz water, with meals.
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