A quality product for supporting cartilage
May 4, 2013
Collagen JS contains Type II collagen, which is specific for supporting joint cartilage (whereas Types I and III support skin, hair, nails). It contains naturally-occurring chondroitin and hyalauronic acid which are essential to strong, healthy joints. Personally I don't currently have any joint issues (at least that I'm aware of!), but rather I am taking Collagen JS prophylactically to support healthy joints as I age (I'm in my late 40's). I feel there's enough research and testimonials on supplemental collagen nowadays to recommend its use in anti-aging joint health program. I maintain a high level of physical activity (hiking and trail running), and I feel as though I'm nourishing my joints with this product. I take 3 capsules in the morning with Ionic Fizz Magnesium drink (which has Vitamin C, some B's, and some additional minerals~ all helpful for supporting cartilage!). I like Pure Encapsulations products since they are one of the few brands that doesn't use questionable fillers in their capsules like magnesium stearate.
Pros:* No frills~ it's exactly what it says it is: Biocell Type II
Collagen with nothing else added
* No questionable fillers or binders
Cons:Seems pricier than some similar products, but on the other hand I'm not convinced of the quality of the other products. I'll gladly pay more for a reputable brand like Pure Encapsulations.