Review of research shows that Hydrolyzed Collagen reduces pain and improves joint function in people with arthritis

January 05, 2007

Scientists at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago reviewed the medical literature and clinical evidence evaluating the treatment of osteoarthritis with hydrolyzed Collagen. The evidence shows that if collagen is hydrolyzed it is absorbed after swallowing and accumulates in the cartilage. It stimulates the joint cartilage producing cells called chondrocytes to produce more joint tissue. In reviewing 7 studies the researchers determine that Hydrolyzed Collagen is safe and it improves pain and the function of joints in both men and women with osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions.

The researchers conclude that a growing body of evidence supports the use of Hydrolyzed Collagen for patients with osteoarthritis. The study is published in the November 2006 issue of the journal Current Medical research and Opinion.

Hydrolyzed Collagen supplement helps heal bed sores

Institutionalized patients often develop pressure ulcers (bed sores) when they loose some ability to move and are confined to beds. In this study patients with pressure ulcers were given standard care with the addition of either Hydrolyzed Collagen or look-alike placebo. 8 weeks into supplementation with Collagen the patients? bed sores had healed much better than those on placebo. The study was performed at Northeast Surgical Associates of Ohio, in Independence, Ohio, and is published the March 2006 issue of Advances in Skin and Wound Care.

Boswellia aids chronic inflammatory diseases

The active ingredients in the plant Boswellia is Boswellic acids. These constituents inhibit a variety of components and pathways that trigger or sustain inflammation in our body and this is demonstrated in animal experiments. Clinical studies on humans show that Boswellic acids help with autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn?s disease, and bronchial asthma. The research review was performed at the University of Tuebingen in Germany and is published in the October 2006 issue of the journal Planta Medica.