Collagen Type 2 helps to rehydrate your joints and contains Hyaluronic Acid Chondroitin and Glucosamine. Ideal for those individuals suffering from joint issues and degenerative joint diseases High bioavailability with anti-inflammatory and pain modulating effects Aids in replenishment of body’s most abundant structural protein Supports collagen type 2 found in joints Assists in the maintenance and rebuilding of cartilage bones joints and surrounding tissue Lubricates eyes and skin improving moisture levels and joints promoting mobility Currently one in three Americans over the age of 60 suffers from osteoarthritis (OA) while active younger adults can suffer from joint damage. As we age the body’s ability to make type 2 collagen protein slows down and this is the protein needed to maintain and rebuild joint cartilage tissue. A daily supplement of Collagen type 2 from NeoCell is the natural answer providing the support of necessary nutritional elements to support joint health! Collagen Type 2 is a food sourced supplement that holds a high concentration of joint-saving nutrients including hyaluronic acid (HA) glucosamine and high levels of chondroitin the major components of joint cartilage. These necessary elements support and maintain healthy joints and repair the damage that causes pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Chondroitin also acts as an anti-inflammatory compound and pain modulator without the negative side effects of non-steroidal medicines while enhancing the synthesis of cartilage and HA. Supplementing with Collagen Type 2 focuses on the regenerating effects for skin and connective tissue health. In the body collagen and HA are almost always found together; collagen provides the mechanical strength for connective tissues and HA with its ability to bind enormous amounts of water serves to lubricate these same tissues providing necessary hydration. As the aging process begins production of this important moisturizing lubricant slows resulting in wrinkles joint pain and other connective tissue complications. Collagen is a safe food sourced supplement made of 100% pure type 2 collagen from chicken sternal cartilage. This source naturally supplies the nutrients necessary to support cartilage since it parallels the amino acid structure of our own body’s type 2 collagen for high absorption into the bloodstream. Plus it is substantially more effective than just the supplementation of glucosamine and chondroitin alone due to its naturally occurring synergistic composition. Glucosamine and chondroitin extracted from sources other than chicken sternal cartilage do not have the same molecular blue print and are not as readily absorbable. The benefit of supplementing with Collagen is that it nourishes the body with collagen type 2 where it is deficient. Then ImmuCell acts as a messenger to trigger the synthesis of new collagen fibers. Daily supplementation of Collagen Type 2 is the natural answer for total joint support. With rheumatoid arthritis (RA) an autoimmune disease the body’s own immune system mistakenly attacks healthy joint cartilage cells causing painful joint deformity. In a Harvard study on collagen type 2 and RA this randomized double-blind trial demonstrated clinical efficacy with oral supplementation of collagen type 2 which decreased the number of swollen and tender joints with no side effects.