Frequently Asked Questions

You will find here the most frequently asked questions. Is your question not there?  Do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

General

What is Genacol?

Genacol is a proud family-owned business, born in 2000, thanks to the visionary spirit of its founder Guy Michaud. Our head office is located in Blainville, on the north shore of Montreal. Our range of natural products exceeds industry quality standards and is dedicated to relieving joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Collagen is the key ingredient in our products. It is the most important structural protein in the body. Stiffness and joint pain are precursor signs of a lack of collagen.

Genacol is the number one brand of natural products for joint health, and we are distributed in more than 40 countries.

You can visit the About Us page to learn more.

What does AminoLock® Collagen mean?

Genacol’s AminoLock Collagen is a bioactive collagen hydrolysate complex created using an enzymatic process called AminoLock Sequence Technology.

Developed by Genacol”s Research and Development division, this patented technology focuses on the amino acids that are the building blocks of collagen from bovine source. The result of this improved enzymatic hydrolysis is an exclusive collagen molecule called AminoLock Collagen.

Is AminoLock Collagen easily absorbed?

Developed by Genacol”s Research and Development division, this patent-pending technology focuses on the amino acids that are the building blocks of collagen from bovine source. The result of this improved enzymatic hydrolysis is an exclusive collagen molecule called AminoLock Collagen.

Thanks to the AminoLock Sequence Technology, this improved enzymatic hydrolysis made it possible to obtain collagen at less than 1 kilodalton (kDa), the lowest molecular weight in the world.

Since it is smaller, it crosses the barrier of the digestive system more easily… so has superior bioavailability for better results.

Which Genacol products should I take?

You can opt for one or more Genacol products by targeting your needs and the desired benefits. Consult the description of each product on our website to learn more about each of them. The Recommendations sections will give you more information on the properties of each product.

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advices!

Can I do a long-term use of Genacol products?

All Genacol products can be used every day on a regular basis to maintain the benefits on your joints. There are no restrictions for the period of use.

Can I take Genacol products with medication?

There is no drug interaction for Genacol Original Formula and Genacol Pain Relief products. Regarding the other products in our range, we suggest you read our products recommendation on our website or on the label and consult your pharmacist, especially concerning all medication for high blood pressure.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Why is collagen so important?

Collagen is an important structural protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. It is found everywhere: joints, ligaments, connective tissue, skin … In fact, it acts like the “glue” that holds our bodies together! Without collagen, we would be real puddles!

Natural collagen production begins to decline in our 30s by 1% every year and even more once we are in our 50s. This collagen reduction causes over time osteoarthritis, joint pain, back pain, wrinkles, a lack of strength and/or flexibility and more.

Genacol products supply amino acids that contribute to the maintenance of collagen in our body. Results can be achieved by using them on a regular basis. They contribute to the development and maintenance of cartilage by providing the elements that our body no longer produces because of the normal aging process.

You can learn more about this in our Health Blog

Genacol Original Formula

What is Genacol Original Formula?

Genacol Original Formula is the very first product of Genacol, launched in 2000, containing only our exclusive active ingredient: AminoLock Collagen.

This joint care supplement is suitable for people with medical restrictions with other ingredients.

Genacol Original Formula is available in capsules or liquid form.

What is the difference between Genacol Original Formula and Genacol Original Liquid Formula?

Both products contain the same active ingredient: AminoLock Collagen. However, Genacol Original Liquid Formula offers an easy-to-consume liquid alternative for people who have difficulty consuming capsules supplements.

Does Genacol Original Liquid Formula contain added sugar?

Genacol is proud to offer high-quality natural products. No sugar is added to our liquid formulas (Genacol Optimum and Genacol Original Liquid Formula). Genacol Original Liquid Formula contains stevia, a natural low-glucose sweetener.

Despite its very low glucose content, the gentle green apple flavour in Genacol Original Liquid Formula makes consumers like the product intake.

What are the contraindications?

There is no known drug interaction with taking Genacol Original Formula. It is a concentrated protein complex also considered a nutritional supplement.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Optimum

What is Genacol Optimum?

Genacol Optimum is a complete formula offering 4 essential ingredients for joint health. AminoLock Collagen reduces joint pain, Glucosamine lubricates joints, Chondroitin protects against tissue degeneration, and MSM preserves tendons and ligaments.

This 4-in-1 solution is offered in liquid form or tablets.

What is the difference between Genacol Optimum in liquid and the one in tablets?

The two products contain the same active ingredients and are therefore equivalent.

However, Genacol Optimum Liquid offers an easy-to-consume liquid alternative to satisfy people who have difficulty consuming tablets supplements but have a salty taste due to glucosamine.

Genacol Optimum in tablets is an option to obtain all the product’s benefits in liquid form but without the salty taste.

Does Genacol Optimum contain added sugar?

Genacol is proud to offer high-quality natural products. Genacol Optimum contains stevia, a natural low-glucose sweetener.

No sugar is added to our liquid formulas (Genacol Optimum and Genacol Original Liquid Formula).

What are the contraindications?

Genacol Optimum contains Glucosamine. Although this ingredient is synthesized from the shell of crustaceans like crab and shrimp, it is not considered a risk for people with shellfish allergies. If in doubt, depending on your condition, do not hesitate to consult your pharmacist.

As this is a formula containing several active ingredients added to AminoLock Collagen, it is best to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure this product is right for you.

Genacol Bone & Joint

Genacol Bone and Joint 90 tablets
What is Genacol Bone & Joint?

Genacol Bone & Joint is formulated to maintain strong bones and healthy joints.

AminoLock Collagen reduces joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It is combined with a complex of essential vitamins and minerals that reduce the loss of bone density. This innovative product contains Boron and 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 to optimize the absorption of calcium and magnesium also include in the product and they maximize benefits on bone health.

What are the contraindications?

Before taking Genacol Bone & Joint, it is important to consult your pharmacist if you take anticoagulants.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Plus

Genacol Plus Collagene Amniolock 90 tablets
What is Genacol Plus?

Genacol Plus is the winning combination of AminoLock Collagen and Glucosamine.

AminoLock Collagen reduces joint pain, and Glucosamine improves the quality of synovial fluid, a natural lubricant for the joints.

What are the contraindications?

Genacol Plus contains Glucosamine. Although this ingredient is synthesized from the shell of crustaceans like crab and shrimp, it is not considered a risk for people with shellfish allergies. If in doubt, depending on your condition, do not hesitate to consult your pharmacist.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Anti-Inflammatory

Genacol Anti-inflammatoty 90 tablets
What is Genacol Anti-inflammatory?

Genacol Anti-inflammatory is a unique complex of AminoLock Collagen, Curcumin (standardized to 95% curcuminoids) and BioPerine®. This natural combination has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is stomach-friendly compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient contained in Turmeric. Genacol Anti-Inflammatory includes a very high concentration of curcumin (95% curcuminoids), which can be easily assimilated by our body thanks to the addition of BioPerine®. This patented black pepper extract increases curcumin assimilation and the effectiveness of its properties by 20 times.

What are the contraindications?

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, if you have stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid, or if you are taking any medications or natural health products.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Pain Relief

Genacol Paint Relied 90 capsules
What is Genacol Pain Relief?

Genacol Pain Relief is the combination of AminoLock Collagen and Natural Soluble Eggshell Membrane. These two ingredients work together to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis, reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility.

Genacol Pain Relief allows you to quickly feel the benefits… Feel results in 5 days!

How Genacol Pain Relief can provide results in 5 days?

The Soluble Eggshell Membrane contains essential elements for maintaining joint health. This ingredient is patented and is supported by a clinical study (1) which indicated that taking 450 mg of BiovaFlex® daily was associated with a significant reduction in stiffness within 5 days and improvement in mobility.

Combined AminoLock Collagen, Genacol exclusive ingredient supported by 3 clinical studies, both ingredients work together to provide excellent results in relieving joint pain and improving mobility quickly… feel the difference in 5 days!

(1) Source: Journal of Medicinal Food (Journal of Medicinal Food; September 2019)

What are the contraindications?

There are no known medicinal contraindications to use Genacol Pain Relief product. However, people allergic to eggs should consult their health care practitioner or avoid consuming this product.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Fast Action

What is Genacol Fast Action?

Genacol Fast Action is a natural health product that provides analgesic effects to help relieve pain. It effectively reduces the intensity of acute musculoskeletal pain in just 3 hours!

How can Genacol Fast Action provide results in 3 hours?

Genacol Fast Action is supported by 3 published studies [1,2,3] demonstrating its effectiveness at reducing musculoskeletal pain in 3 hours, thanks to its patent-pending formulation.

This unique blend contains naturally sourced ingredients which have been carefully chosen and studied for their effects on musculoskeletal pain and their bioavailability to maximize their analgesic effects.

(1) Murthy, M., et al., Fast Relief of Acute Musculoskeletal Pain in Different Body Parts Following Exercise – A Randomized Double-Blind PlaceboControlled Human Study with Curcuma longa and Boswellia serrata Extracts. Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences, 2022. 10(3): p. 311-326.
(2) Rudrappa, G.H., P.T. Chakravarthi, and I.R. Benny, Efficacy of high-dissolution turmeric-sesame formulation for pain relief in adult subjects with acute musculoskeletal pain compared to acetaminophen: A randomized controlled study. Medicine, 2020. 99(28): p. e20373.
(3) Rudrappa, G. H., Murthy, M., Saklecha, S., Kumar Kare, S., Gupta, A., & Basu, I, Fast pain relief in exercise-induced acute musculoskeletal pain by turmeric-boswellia formulation: A randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded multicentre study. Medicine, 2022. 101(35): p.e30144
The effects of Genacol Fast Action are felt for how long?

Our clinical studies demonstrate that Genacol Fast Action acts as an analgesic to relieve temporarily acute musculoskeletal pain within 6 hours of administration.

If you want to reduce your joint pain related to osteoarthritis, you could consider adding other Genacol joint care supplements to your daily routine. Thanks to AminoLock Collagen, you will be able to experience longer-term relief.

What are the Genacol Fast Action contraindications?

Genacol Fast Action contains SESAME oil and ANNATTO (ACHIOTE SEED). People with allergies to the active ingredients contained in Genacol Fast Action formulation should not use this natural health product.

People with gallstones, bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid; or who are taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners should consult their healthcare practitioner before consuming Genacol Fast Action.

It is always recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Can I use Genacol Fast Action with the other Genacol joint care supplements?

Genacol Fast Action does not contain collagen and is specially designed to reduce musculoskeletal pain temporarily. Genacol’s other joint care supplements, with our patented AminoLock Collagen, are meant to be used daily and long-term basis to maintain their benefits on joint health and to reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. Genacol Fast Action and Genacol’s joint care supplements can provide complementary benefits when taken together.

It is not recommended to use Genacol Anti-Inflammatory and Genacol Fast Action at the same time so as not to exceed the daily dose of Turmeric Curcumin recommended by Health Canada.

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