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Collagen Ingredients

A combination of ingredients to support your joint health.

Below is a description of each ingredient as well as their purpose when it comes to joint health.

  • Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in various physiological functions. For example, healthy production of red blood cells, maintenance of nerve function and proper regulation of mood.

In addition, it also supports joint health in two ways; first, lowers the risk of bone fracture,  second, it helps normalise homocysteine levels, which may be increased in patients with joint disease. (1,2)

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin with powerful antioxidant properties. It binds to the harmful chemical species called free radicals and counteracts their negative effects.

Human studies have shown that vitamin C helps prevent cartilage loss and slows down the progression of joint diseases. (3,4)

  • Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is key to maintaining optimal bone health as it helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus from your diet.

It helps prevent bone loss by preventing the breakdown of bone tissues and subsequent release of calcium into the bloodstream. In addition, vitamin D supplementation (either oral or using an injection) increases bone mass and reduces the risk of falls. (5,6)

  • Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice of the ginger family. It contains a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant known as curcumin.

Turmeric is a safe and highly effective natural treatment for several joint diseases. Curcumin improves joint tenderness and swelling. It reduces inflammation by blocking the activity of pro-inflammatory substances, prevents cartilage degradation, and counteracts cellular damages. (7,8)

  • Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is a rich source of potent antioxidants, polyphenols. While green tea extract is sometimes used in weight loss programmes, one of the polyphenols, epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG), has been shown to be beneficial for joint health.

EGCG helps prevent and alleviate the symptoms of joint disease through its anti-inflammatory activity. It works by blocking the activity of inflammatory substances in the cells of cartilage. (9)

  • Hydrolysed Collagen Type II

Hydrolysed collagen type II has been widely studied as a potential treatment for various joint health conditions.

Naturally-occurring type II collagen is a major component of joint cartilage. Joint diseases such as autoimmune arthritis cause a gradual loss of collagen type II and proteoglycans. This results in pain, tenderness, stiffness, and limited mobility. (10)

Laboratory study shows that administration of hydrolysed collagen type II to the culture medium stimulates the production as well as secretion of type II collagen in cartilage tissues. Moreover, ingested hydrolysed collagen type II accumulates in cartilage where it stimulates the synthesis of macromolecules that are necessary for maintaining proper functioning of the joints. (11,12)

  • Glucosamine Sulphate

Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring amino acid that plays a key role in the growth and repair of joint cartilage.

Oral glucosamine sulphate once daily for three years is found to be effective in improving the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). (13)

While the exact mechanism behind the benefits of glucosamine is yet to be discovered, scientists believe that it might help maintain joint health by stimulating the production of macromolecules in cartilage and blocking the effects of inflammatory substances. (14)

  • Chondroitin Sulphate

Chondroitin sulphate or Chondroitin Polysulphate is a naturally-occurring substance in joint cartilage. It is necessary for maintaining the resistance and elasticity of cartilage.  It is usually given in combination with glucosamine sulphate.

Chondroitin supplementation has been studied and is believed to help joints by one or more of the (15,16,17,18)

  • L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally found in the body. The body converts ingested L-carnitine into acetyl-L-carnitine, which prevents cartilage degradation and helps reduce pain associated with degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. (19)

It appears to work primarily by reducing the serum levels of pro-inflammatory substances. (20)

  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

Methylsulfonylmethane or dimethyl sulfone is an organosulphur compound naturally found in the body. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

As a supplement MSM has been shown to be effective in relieving joint pain and improving the functions of the joints. Interestingly, it is thought that the benefits are increased if using MSM with collagen type II. (21,22)

The beneficial effects of MSM on joint health are believed to be due to its powerful anti-inflammatory property. In addition, it might also decrease cartilage degeneration in the joints. (23,24)

Vitamin Ingredients

The following is a list of all the nutrients in this multivitamin and details of their role in our bodies. You’ll also find links to references on the research tab.

1. Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) 800µg 100%

Retinyl palmitate is a form of vitamin A. Your body can easily absorb ingested retinyl palmitate and use it efficiently. It helps maintain optimal eye health. In addition, it is necessary for the proper functioning of your immune system and reproductive system.

2. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCL) 25mg 2250%

Vitamin B1 or thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin and a member of the B-group of vitamins. It is essential for releasing energy from the foods you eat. Moreover, your body needs adequate vitamin B1 for the proper functioning of the brain, muscles, and the heart.

An early animal study suggests vitamin B1 supplementation might keep stress from affecting the generation of nerves cells in certain areas of the brain. (1)

3. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 25mg 1790%

Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin of the B-group. It is essential for making red blood cells, regulates body growth, and maintains optimal reproductive health.

Moreover, vitamin B2 regulates the activity of the thyroid glands and helps the body release energy from the foods you eat. (2)

4. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 25mg 156%

Vitamin B3 or niacinamide is a member of the B-group of vitamins. It is necessary for releasing energy from the foods you take. In people who have received radiation therapy to treat cancer, vitamin B3 helps increase the effect of the therapy. It helps relieve the symptoms of joint disease and regulates blood sugar levels. (3)

5. Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate) 30mg 500%

D-Calcium pantothenate is the calcium salt of vitamin B5, which is also called pantothenic acid. Like other B-vitamins, vitamin B5 is necessary for making blood cells and releasing energy from the foods you take.

Recent studies have revealed that vitamin B5 can work as an effective antioxidant. This might be useful in reducing the levels of substances that cause inflammation. The latter effect can help reduce the risk of narrowing of the blood vessels. (4)

6. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 20mg 1428%

Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine HCL is a water-soluble vitamin of the B-group. Your body needs adequate vitamin B6 for normal brain development and maintaining the health of the nerves and immune system.

Together with other substances such as L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin, and others, it helps prevent nerve damages in people who have high blood sugar levels. (5)

Women who experience undesirable symptoms, such as fatigue and low moods prior to their periods may benefit from vitamin B6 supplementation.  (6)

7. Vitamin B7 (D-Biotin) 300µg 600%

Vitamin B7 or D-biotin is a water-soluble vitamin. Your body cannot make this vitamin, therefore, you need to take enough of it from your diet.

Vitamin B7 keeps your skin and nails healthy. It is necessary for a healthy immune system and proper functioning of the nerves.

In addition, vitamin B7 is important for copying information from hereditary materials to molecules that guide the synthesis of proteins. (7)

8. Vitamin B8 (Inositol) 25mg  (no RDA)

Vitamin B8 or inositol is a vitamin-like substance that is one of the major components of cell membranes.

It affects the activity of insulin, a hormone necessary for carrying glucose molecules from the bloodstream to the cells. (8)

Inositol carries messages from a brain chemical called serotonin, which affects the subsequent bodily response. Serotonin regulates mood, therefore, taking inositol can help relieve low moods and anxiety in women before their periods. (9)

9. Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid) 400µg 200%

Vitamin B9 or folic acid is a type of B-vitamin that dissolves in water. Your body uses vitamin B9 to make red blood cells, maintain brain health, and support infection-fighting immune cells. (10,11)

In pregnant women, folic acid is necessary for the development of the spinal cord of the unborn baby.

10. Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 50µg 2000%

Vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin a water-soluble vitamin. Your body uses it to make red blood cells, keep the brain cells healthy, and produce molecules that carry genetic information. (12)

Deficiency, though rare, can lead to anemiaabnormal brain cells and reduced size of certain parts of the brain. (13,14)

11. Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid) 500 mg 625%

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin with powerful antioxidant properties. It binds to the harmful chemical species called free radicals and counteracts their negative effects.

Human studies have shown that vitamin C helps prevent cartilage loss and slows down the progression of joint diseases. (15,16)

12. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 15µg 300%

Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol is a fat-soluble vitamin.  It is key to maintaining optimal bone health as it helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus from your diet.

It helps prevent bone loss by preventing the breakdown of bone tissues and subsequent release of calcium into the bloodstream. (17) In addition, vitamin D supplementation (either oral or using an injection) increases bone mass and reduces the risk of falls. (18)

13. Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) 48mg 400%

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin. Among its four forms; alpha, beta, gamma, and delta, the alpha form is more active than the other three. (19) It has widespread physiological functions. It keeps your eyes, skin, reproductive system, brain, and blood healthy.

Most notably, vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which means it protects cells from the harmful effects of the molecules called free radicals. It also strengthens the body’s infection-fighting mechanism. (20)

14. Vitamin K (Menaquinone) 75µg 100%

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is probably best known as the “antihaemorrhagic vitamin”, which means it stops bleeding. However, vitamin K has a long list of potential health benefits. For example, vitamin K:

15. Calcium (As Gluconate) 25mg 3%

Among numerous minerals found in the human body, calcium is the most abundant. It plays a key role in keeping your bones and teeth strong. In addition, calcium has other health benefits as well. Calcium helps in: (24)

  • Forming a blood clot during an injury.
  • Tightening and relaxing muscles and blood vessels.
  • Producing and releasing hormones, powerful chemicals that regulate organ functions and behaviour.
  • Proper communication between nerve cells.
  • Maintaining a normal heart rate.

16. Choline L-Bitartrate 12.5mg no RDA

Choline is an essential nutrient for the human body. It is necessary for making a brain chemical called acetylcholine (ACh). (25) ACh is involved in the formation of memories (26) and the proper functioning of the muscles.

In addition, the human body uses choline to make a chemical called betaine. Betaine protects your internal organs and reduces the risk of heart disease. (27)

17. Chromium Picolinate 120µg 300%

Chromium is an essential micronutrient. The human body requires small amounts of chromium to process carbohydrate, fat, and protein obtained from food. Moreover, studies suggest it can help insulin work more efficiently. (28) Insulin is a hormone necessary for carrying glucose molecules from the bloodstream to the cells.

Taking a chromium supplement may also help with weight loss. (29)

18. Copper (As Gluconate) 500µg 50%

Copper is an essential nutrient that your body requires to make red blood cells, maintain the body’s infection-fighting mechanism, and keep your bones strong. (30,31)

19. COQ10 (Ubiquinone) 5 mg  No RDA

CoQ10 or ubiquinone is an essential substance that your cells require for producing energy. It has a powerful antioxidant activity that helps protect the cells from oxidative damages.

CoQ10 helps (32)

  • Improve heart function by increasing energy production and promoting contractility of heart muscles.
  • Prevent oxidation of the so-called “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins).
  • Protect the brain cells from oxidative damages and ensures a regular supply of energy.
  • Reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fats and inflammation in the inner walls of the blood vessels. (33)
  • Lower blood pressure by preserving nitric oxide (NO). NO is necessary for relaxing blood vessels. Low NO level is a major risk factor for elevated blood pressure. (34)

20. Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 150µg 100%

Iodine is a mineral that your body requires to make thyroid hormones. (35) When your body does not get enough iodine, the thyroid gland becomes larger to produce sufficient hormones. This can lead to a condition called goitre.

If a pregnant woman does not eat enough iodine, she may have elevated blood pressure. In addition, iodine deficiency during pregnancy can affect the baby’s brain development.

21. Lutein (Marigold) 10mg  No RDA

Popularly known as the “eye vitamin”, lutein is a yellow to reddish pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Interestingly, the lens of human eyes also contains lutein. (36)

Lutein is a powerful antioxidant. It acts as a light filter and protects the lens from free radicals. (37)

22. Magnesium (As Gluconate) 13mg 4%

Magnesium is a found in the human body. Your body requires magnesium for a number of reasons. (38)

For example, it is necessary for the stability of the DNA, a molecule that carries genetic instructions. More than 300 different types of enzymes that are involved in processing fats and glucose, and repairing the DNA need magnesium.

Together, magnesium is essential for the proper functioning of the brain, heart, and muscles. Early evidence suggests magnesium may play a crucial role in the regulation of mood and sleep-wake cycle. (39,40)

23. Manganese (As Gluconate) 2mg 100%

Manganese is a mineral that your body uses in a number of different biochemical reactions.

It plays key roles in growth and development of the body and regulation of nerve function. In addition, manganese helps maintain the health of the digestive system, reproductive organs, and the body’s infection-fighting mechanism. Many biochemical reactions that are associated with energy production in the body also need manganese. (41)

24. PABA (4-Aminobenzoic acid) 6mg No RDA

PABA, an acronym for para-amino benzoic acid or 4-Aminobenzoic acid, is a vitamin-like chemical that is naturally found in the body. The body uses PABA to make folic acid (vitamin B9). (42) When applied to the skin, PABA protects the skin from sunlight damages.

25. Potassium (As Citrate) 110mg 5.5%

Potassium is one of the most abundant salts found in the cells. Together with sodium, it is key to maintaining water balance in the body. Likewise, it also plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal acidity/alkalinity of the blood and other fluids in the body. (43)

In addition, potassium is necessary for proper communication between the brain cells. In the heart, it helps regulate the heart rate.

People with elevated blood pressure may be able to lower the blood pressure by taking more potassium. (44)

26. Selenium (Sodium Selenite) 50µg 90%

Selenium is a chemical that humans require in small amounts for a healthy body. It helps:

27. Zinc (As Gluconate) 7mg 70%

Zinx is a trace element that boosts the body’s infection-fighting mechanism and affects how we form memories and learn new things. (48,49)

Moreover, zinc is shown to reduce the duration of illness and severity of symptoms in kids with diarrhoea. (50)

People with the common cold may experience less severe symptoms and recover faster if they take a zinc supplement within 24 hours after the first symptoms appear. (51)

When applied to a wound, zinc can help speed up recovery by reducing swelling, controlling bacterial growth, and promoting wound closure. (52)

28. Zeaxanthin (Marigold) 2.5 mg No RDA

Zeaxanthin is a pigment that is found in plants such as corn and saffron. It is also found in the lens of human eyes. (53)

It has potent antioxidant activities and protects the retina and lens from ultraviolet light. (54) In fact, supplementation with zeaxanthin, lutein, and omega-3 fatty acids can improve or even prevent vision problems in the elderly people. (55)

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29. Ginseng Panax C.A. Meyer 125mg 

Ginseng Panax C.A. Meyer is a herb with numerous health benefits and a long history of use. (56)

It is a potent antioxidant that is shown to fight fatigue (57) and increase elasticity of the blood vessels. (58) In addition, it helps reduce blood glucose levels and blood fat levels. (59)

30. Aloe vera powder 2mg 

Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis is a herb with a long history of use in numerous ailments. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. (60)

In addition, aloe vera is also an antioxidant that speeds up wound recovery. (61) Applying aloe vera to the skin in hospitalized patients can help prevent bedsores. (62)

Aloe vera contains barbaloin, which relieves constipation. (63) One animal study suggests that aloe vera can boost the rate of ulcer healing in the stomach. (64)

31. Alfalfa powder 2mg  

Alfalfa is a legume that is also considered a herb due to its numerous health benefits. Its scientific name is Medicago sativa. It is a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin C, copper, manganese and folate.

Alfalfa may be effective in lowering the blood levels of unhealthy fats. (65) Most notably, it reduces only the unhealthy fats but has no effect on the levels of healthy fats. (66)

32. Broccoli powder 2mg  

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. italica) is a cruciferous vegetable. It is a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and potassium.

Most notably, broccoli contains an incredibly healthy substance called Sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has potent antibacterial activity and is shown to be effective in eradicating ulcer-causing bacteria in the stomach and the intestines. (67)

Studies also suggest sulforaphane can boost your brain functionreduce the symptoms of autism, and reduce the risk of certain cancers. (68,69,70)

Broccoli powder has powerful antioxidant activity and may be used as a natural antioxidant for certain baked or fried foods. (71)

33. Citrus Bioflavonoids powder 2mg  

Citrus bioflavonoids are a group of molecules that are obtained from citrus fruits like mandarins, tangerines, oranges, lemons, and limes.

They prevent cellular damages due to free radicals, reduce swelling, protect from cancer, reduce blood fats, and control blood sugar levels. (72)

34. Green coffee bean powder 2mg  

Green coffee bean powder is prepared from unroasted coffee seeds. It contains a chemical called chlorogenic acid, which has glucose-lowering, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity activities. (73)

In addition, it reduces the blood levels of fats and their absorption from the digestive tract. (74) This is one of the ways green coffee bean powder promotes weight loss. (75)

35. Grape seed powder 2mg

Grape seeds are a rich source of beneficial compounds called proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are powerful antioxidants; they protect cells from damages caused by free radicals. (76)

Proanthocyanidins reduce blood pressure and the blood levels of fats. (77,78) In addition, they also reduce swelling and improve ability of the cells to use insulin, a hormone that carries glucose molecules from the bloodstream to the cells. (79,80)

36. Green tea powder 2mg 

Green tea contains potent antioxidants, polyphenols. Epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG), one of the polyphenols, has benefits for joint health.

EGCG helps prevent and alleviate the symptoms of joint disease through its anti-inflammatory activity. It works by blocking the activity of inflammatory substances in the cells of cartilage. (81)

EGCG also improves acne and reduces blood glucose levels. (82,83)

37. Lecithin powder 2mg

Lecithin, also called phosphatidylcholine, is a naturally occurring fatty substance in the human body. Eggs, soy, or sunflower seeds are the major sources of commercially available lecithin supplements.

Your body makes a brain chemical called acetylcholine by using lecithin. (84) Acetylcholine plays key roles in the formation of memories and the proper functioning of the muscles.  For this reason, taking lecithin can help improve memory and thinking skills. (85)

Lecithin reduces the absorption of cholesterol from the digestive tract and its levels in the blood. (86)

38. Lycopene powder 2mg

Lycopene is a red or pink pigment naturally found in fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit, guava, papaya, asparagus, and parsley. It has a powerful antioxidant activity that protects cells from damages by free radicals.

Lycopene has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer in womenimprove eye health in diabetics, and promote heart health as well as reduce inflammation. (87,88,89)

Likewise, lycopene consumption can improve the appearance of the skin and reduce the risk of acne in young people. (90) One study scientists conducted using rats suggests lycopene strengthens bones. (91)

39. Psyllium powder 2mg

Psyllium powder is prepared from the seeds of the plant called Plantago. It has excellent water-absorbing property, which makes it an effective laxative.

Psyllium has several other benefits. It:

40. Red Beet powder 2mg

Red beet or beetroot (scientific name: Beta vulgaris) is a highly nutritious plant that has widespread health benefits. It contains copious amounts of folate, manganese, vitamin C, and antioxidants; alpha-lipoic acid and betalains.

Consuming beetroot juice lower blood pressure and increases the levels of Nitric oxide (NO), which improves breathing. (96,97)

Alpha-lipoic acid in red beet increases ability of the cells to use insulin and improves nerve damages caused by high blood glucose levels. (98,99)

In addition, beetroot consumption can make your muscles strong and delay fatigue while exercising. (100)

41. Spirulina powder 2mg

Spirulina is a microscopic alga that is high in nutrition and offers a range of health benefits. It contains several ingredients that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing properties. (101)

The antioxidants protect cells from damages caused by free radicals and the anti-inflammatory ingredients reduce swelling.

Regular consumption of spirulina reduces body weight, improves blood pressure, and makes the blood vessels more elastic. (102)

Human studies show spirulina is effective in lowering the blood levels of the “bad” cholesterol. (103)

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42. L-proline 15mg

L-proline is an amino acid that your body uses to make proteins. Most notably, L-proline is necessary for making a protein called collagen. (104) Collagen is found mainly in the skin, bones, and a fibrous tissue that connects muscles to the bones.

L-proline plays key roles in wound healing, preventing cellular damages from free radicals, and maintaining the body’s infection-fighting mechanism. (105) It is important for making other molecules in the body, such as arginine and glutamate.

Studies involving rats show proline reduces blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. (106)

43. L-alanine 15mg

L-alanine is a type of amino acid that your body can make on its own. It plays key roles in processing sugar, acid, and certain vitamins in the body.

In addition, it boosts the body’s infection-fighting mechanism. The muscles and the brain use energy provided by alanine. (107)

44. L-glutamic acid 15mg

L-glutamic acid is an amino acid. In the body, it is found in the form of glutamate. Glutamate in the brain is responsible for firing nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another. This makes glutamate the major excitatory neurotransmitter. (108)

The brain can make another brain chemical called gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) from glutamate. (109) Unlike glutamate, GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that blocks the firing of nerve impulses.

In addition, glutamate is responsible for generating energy from the breakdown of glucose molecules.

45. L-arginine  15mg

L-arginine is an amino acid that the body uses to make proteins.

In addition, L-arginine releases a chemical called nitric oxide (NO) in the blood. NO is necessary for relaxing blood vessels.

For this reason, L-arginine supplementation can help reduce chest pain in people who have limited blood supply to the heart. (110) and lower blood pressure. (111)

46. L-lysine 15mg

L-lysine is an amino acid that your body cannot make on its own. Therefore, you need to get it from your diet. Red meats, fish, and dairy products are the rich source of this amino acid.

Lysine supplementation lowers blood pressurerelieves the symptoms of anxiety, and reduces blood glucose levels. (112,113,114)

47. L-leucine 15mg

L-leucine is an amino acid that your body cannot make on its own.

In addition to making proteins in the body, L-leucine is involved in regulating blood sugar levels, keeping the muscle and bone tissue healthy, healing of wounds, and the production of growth hormone. (115)

Daily L-leucine supplementation enhances muscle mass and physical performance in older adults. (116)

48. L-valine 15mg

L-valine is an amino acid that your body cannot make on its own. It keeps your muscle and tissues healthy and contributes to their growth and repair.

L-valine is essential for energy production in the body. In addition, it also plays key roles in maintaining the mood and health of the brain and nerves. (117)

49. L-isoleucine 15mg

L-isoleucine is an amino acid that your body cannot make on its own. It is similar to another amino acid, L-leucine.

Studies show isoleucine contributes to lowering of blood-glucose levels. (118) In addition, one study involving children with diarrhea found that isoleucine along with oral rehydration salts (ORS) reduces the volume of stool. (119)

50. L-carnitine 15mg

L-carnitine is an amino acid that is naturally found in the body. It is involved in releasing energy from the fats in your diet.

The body converts ingested L-carnitine into acetyl-L-carnitine, which prevents cartilage degradation and helps reduce pain associated with degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. (120)

It works primarily by reducing the serum levels of pro-inflammatory substances. (121)