collagen joint and bone health

The Best Collagen Supplement for Joint Health 

With 360 joints comprising the human body, it’s no surprise that joint health is of paramount importance to healthy ageing processes. Collagen supplements can play a key role for many in protecting joint health over time, providing support when our bodies’ natural production of collagen decreases as we age. However, not all collagen supplements are equal, with lower quality collagen supplements providing less health benefits than industry-leading alternatives. Here’s our guide to the best collagen supplements for joint health (and the health benefits you can look out for).

Why collagen supplements are beneficial for joint health

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, with three types found in the human body. Types 1 and 3 are found in our skin, tendons, organs and bones, with Type 2 collagen found in cartilage. Cartilage is the flexible connective tissue that protects our joints and bones, acting as a shock absorber to reduce friction and keep your bones from rubbing together when joints are in use.

Although our bodies naturally produce collagen, this begins to slow down as we age. With reduced collagen can come reduced joint health thanks to cartilage breakdowns or grinding, with weakened or reduced cartilage leading to all kinds of ongoing aches, pains and wear. 

Collagen supplements can make amino acids more easily available to your tissues, giving your body the building blocks it needs to continue to produce and protect cartilage. Regular consumption of collagen for joint health can play a key role in rebuilding, repairing and continuing to strengthen cartilage, with studies proving the ingestion of collagen peptides resulting in long-term joint comfort and mobility. 

What to look for in a collagen supplement

Nutraviva’s Collagen Plus Joint and Bone Formula has been specifically designed for bones, joints and cartilage, fortified with glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, chondroitin, vitamin C, vitamin D, B6 and vitamin B12. It contains 80% of a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen peptides, alongside the traditional vitamins and compounds that have long been used to support joints and bones. 

These collagen peptides work to stimulate the cells that build bones, thanks to the presence of chondroitin and hyaluronic acid (two substances that support joint health). Hyaluronic acid is also naturally found in the fluid that lubricates the joints. 

This unique formula is strategically designed to promote joint health, thanks to additional ingredients such as Vitamin C, which is critical in stimulating the natural production of collagen and estalin, and MSM, a powerful anti-inflammatory which reduces muscle spasms and relieves pain. Glucosamine sulfate also supports cartilage formulation and repair, limiting breakdown and increasing cartilage levels. 

While numerous collagen supplements are found in animal sources, vegan or plant-based eaters can find benefits from Nutraviva’s Vegan Collagen Alternative, a plant-based collagen builder that delivers the same amino acid balance as collagen, without the presence of any animal sources. This collagen supplement is the result of years of thorough research and product testing in order to cater for the health needs and dietary requirements of all Nutraviva customers. 

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