Studies Show This Unique Collagen Eases Inflammation – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 286
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Arthritis is one of the biggest problems that people within this country and throughout the world suffer from. When we look at the statistics on it, it is really quite alarming. It is estimated that probably about a quarter of US adults suffer from arthritis. There are two different types of arthritis. When we break it down, you have rheumatoid arthritis and then you have osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is always known as the autoimmune type. Certainly we know that this is the case because the immune system basically goes into a self-attack mode. What’s interesting is that the pathological process that drives up the inflammation in osteoarthritis works along that same mechanism. It used to be thought that osteoarthritis was solely due to age and wear-and-tear, but we now recognize that the immune system is actually playing a fairly profound component to the inflammatory process in both forms of arthritis.†
Today, I want to talk about some new, updated research on UC-IIⓇ, which is type two undenatured collagen. It’s actually a registered trademarked form of type two undenatured collagen. The reason I want to bring this up is because this clinically-studied and proven effective way to target arthritis and inflammation.†
The reality of arthritis and inflammation
About a quarter of the US adult population has doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That doesn’t take into account the many millions of Americans who have never discussed joint pain with their physician, so we know that this number is actually much larger.†
Arthritis also comes with its share of socioeconomic burdens. When we look at the medical care costs and lost earnings, the economic impact is astronomical. We recognize that the total lost work days due to arthritis throughout the United States is estimated to be close to 200,000,000. Arthritis makes up 35% of the main reason as to why people can’t make it into work. People are missing work because they have stiff knees and they can’t get out of bed. They have a lot of pain being caused by a significant amount of inflammation. This is a really big problem when we look at it across the spectrum of our overall wellness.†
Learn more about how arthritis can impact overall health by tuning into the full podcast episode.
The function of UC-IIⓇ, Undenatured Collagen
UC-IIⓇ is really unique. It’s an undenatured type two collagen. We know that there are different types of collagen, with the most abundant being type one. Type one is found throughout the entire body. That’s what we think about with our skin, hair, bones and joints. But type two is a really unique form when we have it in that undenatured structure. It allows the body’s immune system to actually recognize it, which prevents the immune system from going into a heightened state of attack. The fact that you can have collagen that tries to regulate the immune system is really phenomenal. There have been multiple studies now that have looked at just how beneficial that undenatured collagen can be in terms of immunomodulatory effects.†
After seeing the positive results of using UC-IIⓇ in animals, researchers wanted to replicate this in humans. Multiple different studies went across the spectrum looking at people who had diagnosed osteoarthritis and athletes who had complained about joint pain. Then, they stepped it up and looked at the worst case scenario, which would be people who were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.†
All the way back in 1998, in the Journal of Arthritis Rheumatology, researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston put out their findings. They looked at how effective UC-IIⓇ could be in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. What they found, from baseline to the end of their trial, was that the positive effects were observed in the group that was given type two undenatured collagen. They didn’t have any side effects, unlike most medications that are immunosuppressants. Instead, this was immunomodulatory, which meant that the immune system recognized it as normal.†
Hear about additional studies on the impacts of UC-IIⓇ by tuning into the full podcast episode.
This very powerful, natural substance UC-IIⓇ is highly efficient and effective. Our Cartilage Hx is this really super formulation that contains this powerful, natural substance that has been shown, time and time again, to have such an enormous amount of benefit for people who are dealing with joint discomfort.†
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