WHAT ARE FORTIGEL® COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
is a patented molecule consisting of hydrolyzed collagen peptides obtained from a special enzymatic degradation. FORTIGEL®
is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and accumulates in articular cartilage. 95% of the product is absorbed within the first 12 hours after ingestion. In several studies,FORTIGEL®
showed a stimulatory effect on cartilage metabolism, improving health and joint function.
What is Fucoidan?
Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide extracted from brown seaweed bladder wrack. Bladder wrack is found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is one of the seaweeds used historically to relieve joint pain and combat fatigue.
Benefits of Vitamin C and Zinc
Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and aggrecan. In particular, the biosynthesis of proteoglycans sulfates is significantly increased in the presence of vitamin C. The importance of this effect is remarkable, since the depletion of proteoglycans sulfates at the level of the extracellular matrix of cartilage is one of the expressions most precocious to osteoarthritis and the degeneration of cartilage. Studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency can be a risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis and suggests a role of its supplementation in the prevention or treatment of the condition.
Zinc is one of the most important trace elements of an organism, with three important biological roles: catalytic, structural, and regulatory. Studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency can be a risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis and suggests a role of its supplementation in the prevention or treatment of the condition, helping to reduce pain in joints