Why UC-II collagen is the one that really works

Why UC-II collagen is the one that really works

Collagen is a protein that is part of our body. Thanks to it we maintain, among many other things, the firmness of our skin, the flexibility of our arteries and, above all, our muscles and joints healthy.

For all these reasons, it is an essential supplement that has become fashionable in recent years.

Types of collagen, are they all the same?

There are currently different types of collagen on the market (of the 21 that exist, the first six are usually marketed) and of different origins: marine, bovine, porcine, poultry… Vegan collagen, derived from plants, has even started to be sold.

It is also available in different forms: denatured, undenatured, in the form of peptides, and in different formats: powder, liquid, tablet, capsule, and even gummy.

With all these variants, it can be confusing and, with so many brands, advertising claims, and miracle multi-nutrient formulas, you may not know which one to choose.

It is therefore worth asking whether all collagens are the same, and the answer is definite: NO.

  • First of all, we should know that each type of collagen is predominantly found in certain body structures. For example, type I collagen is predominant in our skin, hair, nails, and bones, while type II is the most abundant in our cartilage.
  • Another factor to take into account is the method of extraction and the source of origin, as this determines its efficacy and, more importantly, its possible toxicity.

So, before you choose to supplement with collagen, read on. We will explain which one you should choose to keep your joints healthy, reduce muscle fatigue and keep serious diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis at bay by reducing joint pain.

UC-II collagen nutraceutical artrinox

Why choose UC-II collagen to protect joint health

UC-II contains a proprietary formulation of glycosylated, undenatured type II collagen derived from chicken sternum. This particular collagen is backed by numerous clinical studies that support it as a useful and effective ingredient for joint health.

Previous preclinical and clinical studies support the safety and efficacy of UC-II in modulating joint discomfort in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

They have also demonstrated efficacy in moderating joint function and pain due to strenuous exercise in healthy subjects.

These studies have shown that daily supplementation with 40 mg UC-II in a single dose was well tolerated and improved knee joint extension in healthy subjects. And it was shown to extend the period of pain-free strenuous exertion and alleviate joint pain after overexertion.

In addition, UC-II has proven to be a safe supplement, through a variety of in vivio and in vitro toxicology tests including acute oral toxicity, acute dermal toxicity, primary dermal irritation, and eye irritation.

But how does it work?

The mechanism is very simple but highly effective.

UC-II collagen is absorbed at the intestinal level. In the intestine, an immune response is triggered by stimulating T-lymphocyte production.

The lymphocytes reach the damaged joints via the blood and lymph. Once there, they perform a dual function that is of great benefit to these joints.

On the one hand, they stimulate the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, thus helping to significantly reduce inflammatory processes.

On the other hand, they stimulate the cells of the cartilage tissue to synthesize the substances that make up joint cartilage, including type II collagen, in order to regenerate damaged cartilage.

This is why we have included UC-II in our Artrinox product.

Artrinox is our effective and safe approach to joint health. In addition to the 40 mg of UC-II, we have included hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, chondroitin, manganese, vitamin D, and turmeric in its formulation. All of these ingredients have proven efficacy in joint prevention, health, and regeneration.