5451 Industrial Way, Benicia, CA 94510, www.interhealthusa.com
JOINT HEALTH INGREDIENT
UC-II is a patented dietary supplement ingredient from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc. that supports joint comfort, flexibility and mobility. The ingredient consists of undenatured type II collagen derived from chicken sternum cartilage, and is prepared using a patented, low-temperature, non-enzymatic manufacturing process that ensures collagen stays in its native form.
UC-II is not absorbed into the body, instead working in the gut to help prevent the degradation of collagen in the joints and support joint cartilage rebuilding.
Human trials have shown 40-mg daily doses of this ingredient to provide joint support in adults, including those suffering from osteoarthritis. UC-II is sourced and manufactured in the United States in a GMP-certified facility, and has been used in finished products from NOW Foods, Source Naturals and Nordic Naturals.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT INGREDIENT
InterHealth Nutraceuticals offers Meratrim, an ingredient designed for weight management. Meratrim is made from extracts of the herbs Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, traditionally used in Southeast Asia.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, Meratrim was shown to improve weight loss over an eight-week period, with no major harmful side effects. The suggested dosage of Meratrim is 400 mg twice a day, taken 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.
This ingredient has also been used in several finished supplements, including Rebody’s Meratrim Fruit & Flower Slimming Formula.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2014