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.
UC-II® Offers Comprehensive Benefits not Seen with other Joint-Health Ingredients
Human clinical research demonstrates that just 40 mg of UC-II supports joint comfort, flexibility and mobility. New UC-II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on healthy subjects. UC-II® provided significant results compared to placebo in increasing joint function. UC-II® consists of undenatured type II collagen, a FDA-notified and published new dietary ingredient (NDI). UC-II® is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility and has been determined GRAS for use in foods and beverages.
UC-II® is manufactured in a GMP-certified facility from chicken sternum cartilage using a patented, low-temperature manufacturing process that ensures a particular level of undenatured type II collagen. Other forms of type II collagen sold as dietary supplements are denatured, or hydrolyzed.
Serving Size: 1 Vcap
Servings Per Container: 60
UC-II® Standardized Chicken Cartilage² (Providing 10 mg Undenatured Type II Collagen) 40 mg
Aquamin® F (as Mineralized Red Algae Sea Minerals) (Lithothamnium corallioides/Lithothamnium calcareum) (Whole Plant) 50 mg
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Cellulose (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Potassium Chloride (stabilizer) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® daily at bedtime on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with D-Flame®, Celadrin® and Glucosamine/Chondroitin.
²UC-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.