Collagen accounts for about a third of your body's total protein and is essential for the healthy growth and development of muscles, tendons and bones. Collagen levels reduce as part of the ageing process contributing to an increase in aching joints and muscles and a lengthening of recovery times from injuries. Collagen Hydrolysate is a highly purified and digestible protein which has been shown to effectively replace the collagen that your body is no longer producing, particularly stimulating cartilage regeneration.
Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. It is involved in the lubrication and maintenance of your connective tissue such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. The connective tissue is responsible for holding your bones together. Glucosamine occurs naturally in the body but injuries and the natural ageing process affect our body's ability to produce it. Supplementation may be beneficial in maintaining joint health.
Often combined with Glucosamine to increase effectiveness, Chondroitin is a component of human connective tissues naturally present in cartilage. Chondroitin gives cartilage elasticity, enhancing its shock-absorbing properties and is believed to prevent the destruction of cartilage by enzymes.