Collagen and glucosamine are sometimes confused because both ingredients help maintain joint health. However, their actual benefits are not the same. So, which one do you choose for joint health: a collagen supplement or a glucosamine supplement? Is it possible to combine the two?
Collagen is a protein composed of a chain of amino acids. It’s one of the main components of the connective tissues in our body. The term “connective tissue” refers to a group of tissues that perform important functions in the body. These include supporting and protecting structures such as organs, muscles, and bones. These tissues also primarily make up various joint structures, including ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.
The amino acids necessary for the production of collagen are created by the organism or are supplied to it by the food we eat. Collagen is produced by special cells within the connective tissue called fibroblasts. However, the body’s ability to create new proteins like collagen decreases with age. From the age of thirty, its production decreases by 1% per year, and this accelerates in our fifties. This explains the appearance of symptoms associated with aging, such as joint stiffness and lower muscle tonus.
Glucosamine is an amino sugar that the body produces from glucose and glutamine, a type of amino acid. While collagen is a component of joint tissues, glucosamine ensures proper functioning.
Glucosamine is actively involved in maintaining cartilage in optimal condition. Within the joints, cartilage acts as a cushion between bones. It ensures the sliding of the articular structures during movements and distributes the pressure sustained by the joints, in addition to absorbing shocks. However, to perform its functions properly, cartilage must be well lubricated by a liquid, also produced by the body, called synovial fluid. This is where glucosamine comes in, as it increases the lubricating action of the synovial fluid. By doing so, glucosamine promotes the proper functioning of joints and, as a result, protects cartilage against degradation.
At Genacol, our objective is to offer concrete solutions for joint health. This is why we have combined our exclusive AminoLock Collagen with glucosamine to combine their benefits in two of our products: Genacol Plus and Genacol Optimum.
With their AminoLock Collagen, these two products help preserve the health of joint tissues and prevent pain related to osteoarthritis. Thanks to glucosamine, they also help keep cartilage in good condition and preserve its important functions.
Genacol’s exclusive AminoLock Collagen provides concrete benefits for the prevention of joint pain related to osteoarthritis. Its clinically proven effectiveness sets our products apart from other collagen supplements currently available on the market.
Thanks to our patented technology, we are able to fractionate collagen extracted from bovine sources to obtain the lowest possible molecular weight, with less than 1 kilodalton (kDa). This advantage considerably increases the bioavailability of AminoLock Collagen for the body, which means that it improves the body’s ability to absorb it. This results in concrete benefits to counteract the slowing down of collagen production and, therefore, maintain the health and function of tissues within the joints.
To take advantage of the benefits of collagen and glucosamine for your joint health, consider integrating Genacol Plus or Genacol Optimum supplements into your routine.
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