Is BioCell Collagen similar to glucosamine? Can I combine the benefits?

Posted by Danielle K on

No, glucosamine offers a partial approach to joint health.  

In contrast, Red Maple Naturals uses BioCell Collagen which is a multi-dimensional ingredient that supports both joint and skin health. BioCell Collagen® is a clinically studied dietary ingredient composed of naturally-occurring hydrolyzed collagen type II peptides, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid. BioCell's unique matrix is not a blend of individual ingredients.

The synergy of biomolecules found in BioCell Collagen's unique matrix offers multi-dimensional nutritional support for the health of connective tissues of the skin, joint, tendon, and ligament.

Should I take both BioCell Collagen and my regular GLS/Chondroitin blend?

Although each person may have specific needs, we can see the potential for complementary properties with BioCell Collagen and GLS/Chon blend products.


 The complementary Mechanisms of Action include:
BioCell Collagen:
Source of Collagen Type II: This is a key structural protein in cartilage, providing tensile strength and elasticity.
Hyaluronic Acid: Present in Biocell Collagen, it helps lubricate joints, reducing friction and promoting smoother movement.
Chondroitin Sulfate: Also found in Biocell Collagen, it supports cartilage structure and function.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin:
Glucosamine: It plays a crucial role in building cartilage and is thought to help with the repair of cartilage and other tissues. It also helps to inhibit inflammation and breakdown of cartilage.
Chondroitin: It helps retain water in the cartilage, providing shock absorption and elasticity. It also inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage.

Enhanced Joint Health and Function
Repair and Maintenance: Biocell Collagen provides the raw materials for rebuilding cartilage, while glucosamine promotes the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, which are essential for cartilage repair and maintenance.

Lubrication: Hyaluronic acid in Biocell Collagen enhances joint lubrication, and glucosamine can increase the production of synovial fluid, further improving joint movement and reducing stiffness.

Structural Support: Both supplements contribute to maintaining the structural integrity of cartilage, with collagen providing the framework and glucosamine and chondroitin supporting its resilience and hydration.

Anti-inflammatory Properties
Both glucosamine and chondroitin have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce joint pain and swelling. The anti-inflammatory effects can be enhanced when combined with the additional structural support from collagen.

Comprehensive Nutrient Support
Biocell Collagen: Provides a blend of collagen type II, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate in a bioavailable form.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Offer specific molecules necessary for cartilage health and joint lubrication.

Improved Bioavailability and Absorption
Biocell Collagen is formulated for high bioavailability, meaning its components are easily absorbed and utilized by the body. This can enhance the overall effectiveness of the glucosamine and chondroitin blend.

Combining BioCell Collagen with a glucosamine and chondroitin blend creates a potent regimen for joint health by providing comprehensive support through different but complementary mechanisms. This combination addresses not only the structural integrity and repair of cartilage but also improves lubrication and reduces inflammation, leading to better joint function and reduced discomfort.



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