Premature Cartilage Wear: AminoLock Collagen to Prevent it

Maintaining joint health is essential for leading an active and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, many people experience a diminished quality of life due to premature cartilage wear. In this article, we present an innovative solution: Genacol’s AminoLock Collagen, a significant advancement in the preservation and strengthening of joints.

What is cartilage?

Cartilage is a connective tissue found in the human body, particularly within joints. It plays a crucial role in joint mobility and flexibility. It is located at the end of long bones, covering the joint surfaces where they contact other bones. This allows for smooth, pain-free movement.

Cartilage is primarily composed of water (approximately 60 to 80% of its mass), collagen, and various specialized cells. Collagen provides the structure and strength to the cartilage, while other components attract and retain water, giving cartilage its cushioning properties. Acting as a cushion between the bones within a joint, it distributes the forces and pressure generated by movements, enabling a smooth gliding motion of the joint.

Osteoarthritis: Cartilage Wear and Inflammation

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease characterized by cartilage wear, leading to direct bone-to-bone contact during joint movements, causing inflammation and pain. According to Statistics Canada, approximately 10% of Canadians aged 15 and above are affected by this condition. The average age for the onset of symptoms in affected individuals is 47.6 years. Still, the prevalence of osteoarthritis is increasing among younger individuals, primarily due to sedentary lifestyles and rising obesity rates within the population.

In the case of osteoarthritis, cartilage wear results in inflammation of the joint structures. The synovial membrane surrounding the joint produces more synovial fluid to lubricate the cartilage. However, an excessive production of this fluid leads to joint swelling, significantly affecting its mobility.

What are the Causes Contributing to Premature Cartilage Wear?

Osteoarthritis is a condition that is often hereditary and multifactorial. This means that a combination of factors related to health and lifestyle can lead to premature cartilage wear. These factors can also trigger osteoarthritis at an earlier age in life.


With aging, the body loses its ability to synthesize collagen, the primary component of cartilage. This leads to a decrease in the quality of this vital tissue. Additionally, the body's water concentration decreases with age, affecting the elasticity and cushioning abilities of cartilage. From the age of 30, a decline in collagen quality is typically observed, worsening over the years.


Excess weight inevitably increases pressure on the cartilage within joints. This is particularly felt in the lower body joints, such as hips and knees.


Joint injuries sustained at any age can have detrimental effects on the quality of cartilage, causing permanent damage. Moreover, microtraumas resulting from repetitive movements and non-ergonomic postures also contribute to cartilage damage.


Chronic stress contributes to inflammation throughout the body, including within joints. Combined with other factors, stress can promote the development of diseases while significantly influencing pain and its perception.

AminoLock Collagen to Preserve Cartilage Health

Osteoarthritis is a condition that unfortunately cannot be completely cured, especially as aging diminishes the body’s ability to synthesize proteins, including collagen. That’s why providing the body with a highly bioavailable collagen supplement is essential to enhance assimilation and offer numerous benefits for joint health.

AminoLock Collagen, exclusive to Genacol, is found in all our natural supplements designed to alleviate joint pain related to osteoarthritis. Through a patented extraction process, we obtain collagen peptides with the lowest possible molecular weight, less than one kilodalton. Essentially, this optimizes the absorption of AminoLock Collagen by the body, resulting in a slowing down of cartilage degradation and associated joint pain.

Furthermore, studies conducted in collaboration with McGill University have confirmed that our unique collagen is not only better absorbed than other generic collagens but also provides peptides specifically recognized for joint health.

It is highly relevant to take Genacol supplements to prevent joint pain, especially for individuals at risk of developing osteoarthritis as they age. For instance, Genacol Original contains only our collagen as the active ingredient, making it the ideal solution for those wanting to prevent joint issues before they occur.

With our diverse range of joint health products, all containing our AminoLock Collagen, you can undoubtedly find the product that best suits your needs. Give them a try!

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Genacol Pain Relief is a natural health product containing ultra-hydrolyzed AminoLock Collagen and Eggshell Membrane and it’s one of the favourite products in our range. This exclusive formula incorporates naturally sourced ingredients that help reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. Thanks to this clinically proven joint care supplement, you can start to feel results in just 5 days!

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