R500.00 – R900.00
Type II collagen is the main component of cartilage in the body. Type II collagen is what gives cartilage its tensile strength and elasticity, thereby enabling it to support the joints. It helps in the binding process with the help of fibronectin and other Collagens.
Type II collagen is a major part of cartilage tissue. Cartilage is a firm but pliable connective tissue. There are different types of cartilage in the body, each with a specific function. The cartilage found in joints has several functions, such as:
allowing tissue to bear mechanical stress
allowing connected bones to move without friction.
The type II collagen fibers are the main collagenous substance found in cartilage. They play an extremely important role.
The main problem with cartilage is that it’s particularly prone to wear-and-tear. This is partly because it’s ‘avascular’, meaning it doesn’t have a blood supply for the direct delivery of nutrients.
Although the body is able to deliver some nutrients to the cartilage via a process known as ‘diffusion’( i.e. the nutrients diffuse through the surrounding connective tissue), this avascularity means that cartilage injuries heal slower because the body can’t deliver an adequate amount of the nutrients needed for the repair of cells.
In some cases, cartilage damage is considered irreversible due to the degradation of type II collagen.
So there is a growing number of people who are looking for natural ways to prolong the life of their cartilages, as well as improve their joint conditions.
Hydrolysed type II collagen is widely recognised as being a key ingredient in leading-edge supplements for joint health.
Because it is hydrolyzed it can be absorbed by the body
It’s highly bioactive and bioavailable
It can protect cartilages from degeneration from wear and tear
Promotes cartilage lubrication
Reduces inflammation in the synovial fluid
Protection of bones at the joints.
With the chicken collagen you only need 2 teaspoons a day, where as with the other collagen powders you nee 2 tablespoons a day.