What is in this article?:
- Mastering mobility with collagen
- Collagen for joint health
Feeling a stiff neck or achy knees? Find out which research-backed ingredient can help you find relief.
Whether you’re training for the marathon, dealing with everyday aches and pains or battling the stiffness that comes with aging, you may be wondering if a joint health supplement is a worthy addition to your daily health arsenal.
“Aging and obesity are two prominent risk factors affecting joint health. Intense, repeated load on the joints from work or sports activity also elevates its risk,” explained Joosang Park, PhD, vice president of scientific affairs at BioCell Technology. “This suggests that we all may be customers.”
Serious athletes and weekend warriors look to joint health supplements to enhance performance, prevent injury or achieve a speedy recovery. “Although aging individuals are likely to have different needs related more to maintaining joint health, an effective approach should remain the same, supporting the joint not partially but comprehensively,” Park said. And that approach is BioCell Collagen.
BioCell Collagen is a patented, naturally occurring matrix, which contains a unique composition of hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid (HA). Each of these components plays a significant role in maintaining or rebuilding healthy joints.
Type II collagen is most abundant in the cartilage, but chronic aging and joint disease often lead to a diminished amount. According to Park, restoring it is critical for healthy cartilage and movable joints. But BioCell Collagen’s benefits don’t end there. HA is not only an essential component of cartilage, but it also acts as a lubricant, enabling fluid motion. Chondroitin sulfate, the third prong of attack in BioCell’s ingredient, provides a shock-absorbing function that contributes to overall joint comfort. “Thus, a most effective support of joint health cannot be achieved with supplements claiming to contain a certain type of collagen, but with supplements offering comprehensive mechanisms of action that can safely and effectively address the deterioration of collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and HA at the same time,” Park said.