Organika Biocell Collagen, 180 caps
Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our body, which provides us with strength, elasticity, tone and structure. It acts like the ‘glue’ to hold the body together. We require it for healthy skin, connective tissues, muscles and bones. Internally, we have 27 different types of collagen, but there are three types that we use in the most abundance.
Type 1 Collagen primarily goes towards the health of our hair, skin and nails; this type is found in marine and bovine skins
Type 2 Collagen works best at building connective tissues, ligaments and cartilage, and is high in poultry bones and cartilage
Type 3 Collagen builds muscles and organs and is found in bovine hides
Since collagen is primarily found in animal skin and connective tissues, it makes sense that supplemental collagen is sourced from the skins, hides, scales, bones and cartilage of animals. Organika’s BioCell Collagen capsules are sourced from the sternum (breastbone) of cage-free chickens, raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics. Sternal cartilage is a rich source of type 2 collagen, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, and closely mirrors the composition of human joint cartilage. Hyaluronic acid does an excellent job at helping retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. Chondroitin sulfate is an integral structural component of cartilage and is what gives it its shock-absorbing properties. Put these three nutrients together and you get an amazing healthy joint and cartilage cocktail.
BioCell Collagen utilizes a patented Bio-Optimization™ process which ensures remarkable bioavailability as well as rapid absorption into the body. More than 20 clinical studies including five human clinical trials on BioCell Collagen support its effectiveness and safety in promoting joint health and skin beauty. The unique synergy of hydrolyzed type 2 collagen, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate offers multi-dimensional nutritional support for the health of connective tissues such as skin, joint, tendon and ligament. For more on BioCell Collagen, read their official benefits page or clinical studies page.
You may be asking the question, “If collagen is such an abundant protein, why would I need to supplement?” As we age, our endogenous collagen formation naturally decreases. This can be up to 50% by the time we hit age 45. The more active we are, the more of these collagen peptides we need to heal after exercise and sport. Plus lifestyle choices that promote free radical damage like smoking, chronic stress and chemical exposure from our food, water, and personal care products can use up our collagen faster.
All these losses can contribute to signs of premature aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, brittle nails, cellulite and dry skin, as well as joint and ligament issues like injuries, weakness and arthritis. Collagen also has been shown to increase moisture within the body, like in our skin and joints. It is great for healing the digestive tract and reducing inflammation. Look for improved immune responses, mood, blood sugar and bone and joint health with collagen supplementation.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS – EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS:
- BioCell Collagen® (Gallus gallus (Chicken Sternal Cartilage)) 500 mg (Standardized to 60% (300 mg) Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II
- 20% (100 mg) Chondroitin Sulfate
- 10% (50 mg) Hyaluronic Acid)
- Gelatin (Capsule)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source)
How to Use
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY:
Take four capsules daily (two in the morning and two in the evening), preferably 20 minutes before a meal or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
DURATION OF USE:
Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months. Use for 1 month to see beneficial effects.
Consult your health care provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a serious health condition or are taking prescription medications. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen.
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