Study: Lonza Undenatured Type 2 Collagen Improves Joint Health

Researchers at Capsugel published study findings that UC-II undenatured type II collagen supported joint health.

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Greenwood, SC—Lonza Capsules & Health Ingredients announced the publication of a clinical study evaluating the effects of UC-II (undenatured type II) collagen on joint health. The finding: UC-II collagen can help return the range of motion by 10 years or more.

Previous studies established the benefits of UC-II among older populations. These new insights show the benefit in younger populations of healthy patients. 

The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of a 40 mg daily dose. The 96 participants were physically active, healthy men and women (20 to 55 years of age) who experienced pain when exercising. They were studied over a 6-month period and evaluated for joint flexibility and discomfort, as well as daily step count.

Findings on Undenatured Type II Collagen

  • Significantly improved joint flexibility (15x better than placebo)
  • Helped joints feel 10 years younger by restoring 3.23 degrees of knee flexion
  • Reduced joint discomfort after physical activity
  • Significantly decreased knee discomfort when twisting/pivoting the knee, walking downstairs, and walking on a flat surface compared to placebo at 180 days
  • Helped people hit their daily step goals; study group walked 0.4 km more per day compared with placebo

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