Not many people think about nourishing their skeleton. There is often a belief that, once bones are formed, they are there for good (at least until they start to degenerate, as a result of arthritis or osteoporosis). However, our bones, just like every other part of our body are continually being rebuilt. They are structures of protein and collagen, which collect mainly calcium, plus phosphorus and magnesium.
Taking collagen is associated with a number of health benefits and very few known risks. To start, supplements may improve skin health by reducing wrinkles and dryness. They may also help increase muscle mass, prevent bone loss, and relieve joint pain.
VitaBalance Collagen+ has been formulated to provide a tailored combination of glucosamine HCL, methylsulphonylmethane (MSM), vitamin C and other herbal and food-based ingredients, including: turmeric extract (95% curcumin), nettle leaf, Montmorency cherry, Panax ginseng, apple cider vinegar powder, and more in an all in one formula.
Only the highest grade glucosamine HCL is used in the formula - the HCL form of glucosamine is the most bioavailable (easily absorbed and utilised).
This combination food supplement offers specific support for collagen formation, as well as the normal function of cartilage and bones. Collagen is a structural protein found in several connective tissues in the body including bones, cartilage, gums, skin, tendons and blood vessels.
Vitamin C is a co-factor for collagen synthesis. It contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth. It also contributes to maintaining the normal function of the immune system, as well as normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function, protection of cells from oxidative stress, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E and increases iron absorption.
Bones and joints are continually in use and can be placed under strain by any number of factors, including: injury, repetitive strain, age, hormonal imbalance, high homocysteine, sports, inflammation (e.g. as a result of allergies and sensitivities of the immune system or infection), diet (e.g. a diet high in acid-forming foods, such as dairy and animal protein) andmedical conditions, such as arthritis and osteoporosis. In fact, by age 60, 9 in every 10 people have arthritis!