4 Surprising Benefits of Collagen for Joint and Bone Health
When it comes to joint supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin are the two common remedies used to combat joint pains. But many of us may not be aware that collagen also helps to support healthy joints on top of beautiful skin. Here are the four surprising benefits of collagen for joint health.
1. Collagen is the building block of the body
Surprise, surprise! The most abundant protein found in your body is collagen, which plays a vital role in providing support and elasticity to connective tissue, such as cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments. Collagen also provides structural support to the skin, so your skin looks young, supple and wrinkle-free.
2. Collagen stimulates cartilage growth
Cartilage is a firm, rubbery material that covers the end of bones in joints. Over time, cartilage wear off due to ageing and repeated movement. As a result, tendons and ligaments stretch, and bones rub against each other, causing pain. Collagen provides support for the growth and repair of cartilage tissue, as well as relieve joint inflammation and pain. Boost collagen intake for your body, so you can sustain an active lifestyle and achieve your fitness goals.
3. Collagen comforts and supports weak joints
Type II collagen is primarily found in joints, which are areas of the body more prone to wear and tear. When it comes to choosing a joint supplement, look for one that contains collagen as a key active ingredient to support joint comfort, flexibility and mobility. This is especially beneficial if you experience joint discomfort and pain, are a sports enthusiast, or suffer from arthritis.
4. Collagen is twice as effective as glucosamine and chondroitin
More specifically, undenatured type II collagen, or UC-II®, has proven to be more than twice as effective in relieving joint pain as glucosamine and chondroitin combined.* BRAND’S® ActivMove contains UC-II® and Hydrolyzed Type II Collagen, making it the ideal solution for the protection and maintenance of your joint health. Just one tablet a day is enough to keep joint pain away.
Proven effective in supporting and protecting your joint health, collagen looks to be a promising and safe alternative to the common joint supplements out there.
* Crowley DC, et al. Safety and efficacy of undenatured type II collagen in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. International Journal of Medica Science. 2009; 6(6): 312-321.