Osteoarthritis No more pain
No more pain
Osteoarthritis (also known as OA) is the most common form of arthritis caused by the breakdown of cartilage joints. The bones rub together resulting in pain and stiffness, especially in the hands, joints, spine, hips, knees, and toes. Some forms of osteoarthritis are genetically driven, and others that are a result of injury, overweight or age.
The symptoms don't show up suddenly, but they get worse over time. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness, swollen joints, difficulty with movement, loss of flexibility and muscle mass and clicking or cracking sound when a joint bends. In order to diagnose this condition, doctors usually ask for the personal and medical family history related with this disorder; they also check for areas that are tender, painful or swollen, order X-Rays, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), specific blood tests and joint aspiration.
There is no cure for OA and the treatments available only act in reducing the symptoms and improve the functions of the joints. There are some medications to relieve pain, specific cardiovascular, flexibility exercises to strengthen the muscles, and some doctors recommend taking collagen as a supplement.
Collagen Collagen plays a major role in the building of joint cartilage. When you take collagen, your digestive system breaks it down into amino acids (building blocks of protein) like glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which create collagen in the body. Glycine contributes to complex functions, such as joint support and has an anti-inflammatory potential, thus it reduces pain in OA of the hip and knee. Proline is essential for the formation of healthy cartilage and hydroxyproline stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in the body. All three represent approximately 40% of the total amino-acid content in COLLAMIN, it is 10 to 20 times higher than in other protein products and are the keys to collagen’s flexibility-boosting benefits. It has been shown to be absorbed in the intestines and it accumulates in the cartilages. This process provides cartilage with a tensile strength and a structural framework for other components of cartilage. Collagen also can help to reduce joint inflammation.
In summary, besides its nutritional value as a protein source, hydrolyzed collagen can relieve symptoms of osteoporosis.