NOW: UC-II Undenatured Type II Collagen 40mg 60 Vcaps

UC-II Undenatured Type II Collagen 40mg - 60 Vcaps



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UCII Joint Health - 60 Vcaps®

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* Manufacturer SKU: 733739031341

* Joint Health*

* Undenatured Type II Collagen

* with Aquamin® Red Algae Minerals

* A Dietary Supplement

Cartilage is one of the primary connective tissues of the body, providing flexibility and support to bone joints. Undenatured Type II Collagen is the principal structural protein in cartilage that is responsible for its tensile strength and toughness. Derived from chicken sternum cartilage, UC-II® consists of Undenatured (native) Type II Collagen that works with the immune system to support healthy joints and promote joint mobility and flexibility. UC-II®'s patent protected composition has demonstrated its efficacy in human clinical studies. NOW® UC-II® is enhanced with Aquamin® Red Algae Minerals, a natural source of calcium and over 70 trace minerals.*

Serving Size: 1 Vcap®

Servings Per Container:

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value

UC-II® Standardized Chicken Cartilage†

(Providing 10 mg Undenatured Tyupe II Collagen) 40 mg* Aquamin® F (as Mineralized Red Algae Sea Minerals) (Lithothamnium corallioides/Lithothamnium calcareum) (Whole Plant) 250 mg*

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.

† Daily Value not established.

Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® daily at bedtime on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Hyaluronic Acid, Celadrin® and Glucosamine/Chondroitin.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Cellulose, Potassium Chloride (stabilizer), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.

Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Disclaimers: *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

†UC-II® brand undenatured type II collagen (U.S. Patents 5,645,851, 5,637,321, 5,529,786 and 5,750,144).

UC-II® is a registered trademark of InterHealth N.I.; Aquamin® is a registered trademark of Marigot Limited; Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.

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Emerging research has suggested that certain collagen sources may offer a number of beneficial affects for those who experience joint discomfort and/or restricted mobility caused by normal aging. In order to be biologically effective, however, collagen needs to be delivered in its native undenatured form.

It’s also important to remember that not all “type II” collagen is the same. Dietary supplements generally offer it in either denatured or undenatured forms. Studies have confirmed that undenatured type II collagen maintains its intact protein structure. Other forms of type II collagen are denatured, or hydrolyzed through the use of chemicals or high-temperature processing. In the process, the molecular structure of denatured collagen can become altered, thus rendering it virtually inactive and ineffective.

UC-II is an innovative form of undenatured collagen that was developed by InterHealth USA to provide support to those individuals who frequently experience mild discomfort. It contains collagen in its most native, triple helix form, making it easily utilized by the body. undenatured collagen contains molecular regions called epitopes; immune system markers that interact with certain antibodies to trigger the deactivation of collagen specific killer T-cells. Not only does UC-II help restore cartilage throughout the body, it also works to prevent the cellular reactions that cause cartilage loss before it happens. It is currently the only all-natural dietary ingredient for joint health that triggers a de-activation of the inflammatory process within joints to help promote complete joint therapy.

NOW EC-II contains the same undenatured type II collagen that was used successfully in studies. We’ve enhanced it with aquimin Red Algae Minerals a source of over 70 naturally occurring trace minerals. With a small, 1 Vcap serving size, this is one joint support formula that you won’t want to miss out on!

“UC-II offers a completely different approach based on a breakthrough science and understanding of the involvement of the immune system response and inflammatory pathways in the joints that are subject to extensive wear and tear. On a personal note, I have been using UC-II for 8 weeks and have found it to make a profound difference in the amount of discomfort in my knee following an old injury.” –Leonid Ber, M.D., Senior Medical Scientist, Now Foods


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