Why Type II Collagen is Essential to the Health of Your Joints
Did you know Type II Collagen, taken in the right dosages actually aids in the body’s production of new cartilage tissue, to replace worn and damaged cartilage?
In fact, of the 14 different types of collagen, Type II is the most predominant and most needed by the body. And it is the only type of cartilage that’s been demonstrated in clinical research to be effective for cartilage healing and repair.
Below, you’ll find out exactly why this is the specific form of collagen needed to maintain the health and integrity of cartilage as we age.
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for Targeted Nutrients…
When I set out to create a naturally-derived supplement to support relief and healing from the ravages of arthritis, I eventually zeroed in on six of what I feel are the most vital healing and arthritis-busting nutrients you need in your joint pain relief arsenal if you’re truly serious about healing, repairing and regenerating your damaged arthritic joints.
One of these six vital nutrients is Type II Collagen.
This is the specific form of collagen that is necessary for maintaining the health and integrity of the cartilage matrix where cartilage tissue is manufactured in the body.
If taken in the right dosages (i.e., 100 mg. per day), Type II Collagen actually aids in the body’s production of new cartilage tissue, which helps replace worn and damaged cartilage.
And while there are 14 different types of collagen, Type II is the most important and most needed by the body. It is also the only type of cartilage that’s been demonstrated in clinical research to be effective for cartilage healing and repair.
But more importantly, and what most people don’t realize, is that when joint cartilage gets worn away through normal wear-and-tear, our body’s natural collagen gets exposed to the immune system, which reacts by identifying the exposed collagen fibers as foreign invaders in the joints.
This triggers an inflammatory assault on the joint cartilage by the immune system, which is one of the main reasons arthritis sufferers experience so much joint pain. As this inflammatory assault continues, the smooth cartilage surface in the joints gets further worn away, and more collagen becomes exposed, resulting in a growing cascade of oxidative stress and inflammation in the joints and cartilage, which quite literally eats away at the cartilage.
That’s why so many arthritis sufferers feel a sense of “grinding” in their joints when they walk. The collagen – literally the “glue” that holds the cartilage in the joints together – is being destroyed.
But scientists have discovered that when Type II collagen is taken orally in the diet, it halts this immune system cascade against the cartilage in the joints. Taking it orally somehow “trains” the immune system to accept collagen and to quit attacking it in the joints.
Double-blind studies have demonstrated that Type II Collagen taken at dosage levels of 100 mg. per day also helps the body resist cartilage protein-digesting enzymes…helps reprogram destructive chondrocytes to lessen inflammation…and helps promote new cartilage and proteoglycan synthesis.
Plus, Type II Collagen enhances the body’s own natural production of Hyaluronic acid (more on that below!)…helps boost the quality of the synovial fluid in the joint for added cushioning and increased flexibility and mobility…helps protect the surface of joint cartilage from free radical damage…and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory/pain modulator.
The bottom line is that Type II Collagen is absolutely essential to the health of your cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, particularly as you age. Frankly, its protective benefits are nothing short of astonishing. I couldn’t imagine an arthritis relief formula without it. Just be sure to find a formula that gives you a full 100 mg. of Type II Cartilage, which is the amount used in the best clinical studies.
Thankfully, there are five more completely natural substances in Jubilee 3™ that also provide astonishing relief and healing of painful arthritic conditions. I’ll tell you all about those substances next, because if you really want relief from your arthritis pain and joint problems, these are the little-known substances that have been clinically proven to make it happen…
Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin sulfate
These two vital nutrients are known as the “dynamic duo” of arthritis relief and are common to almost every joint relief formula on the market.
But – and this is a BIG “but” – what’s profoundly important is that these two ingredients are formulated in the proper amounts and synergistic balance with each other, based upon clinical studies. You also need to ensure you’re getting the more expensive sulfate variety of these two powerful healing ingredients, rather than the cheaper and less effective hydrochloride variety used in most other arthritis relief formulas.
It’s important to know that Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin sulfate are the most essential nutritional building blocks for the key substances that form the structural units in the cartilage in your joints. These structural units, called aggrecan, are vital for the elasticity, resilience and shock-absorbing properties of your cartilage.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin help your body synthesize brand new cartilage aggrecan so your body can successfully repair and replace older or damaged cartilage and tissue. The end result is greater flexibility, mobility and joint stamina.
I believe this is why prestigious medical outlets like Mayo Clinic – which are generally no friends to the natural healing community – actually laud these particular natural ingredients on their website. In fact, as the Mayo Clinic website states:
“Available evidence from randomized controlled trials supports the use of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of osteoarthritis…. It is believed that the sulfate moiety provides clinical benefit in the synovial fluid by strengthening cartilage and aiding glycosaminoglycan synthesis.”
In other words, Glucosamine sulfate actually helps trigger the healing process needed to repair damaged cartilage and joints! And here’s what the Mayo Clinic has to say about taking Glucosamine sulfate along with Chondroitin sulfate:
“The consensus of expert and industry opinions supports the use of chondroitin and its common partner agent, glucosamine, for improving symptoms and stopping (or possibly reversing) the degenerative process of osteoarthritis.”
So even the Mayo Clinic openly admits that combining Glucosamine sulfate with Chondroitin sulfate not only helps stop “the degenerative process of osteoarthritis,” but may also help reverse it! But of course, you have to use therapeutic dosages of these two natural nutrients, or you’ll get no benefits whatsoever.
But that’s not all. When taken in the correct dosages, Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been demonstrated over and over again in clinical studies to promote dramatic relief from pain, stiffness and inflammation.
In fact, studies show these two key ingredients alone, when taken daily in the correct ratios with each other for four to six weeks, are even better than prescription NSAIDs drugs like Celebrex. And they stop pain without causing any of the potentially horrific side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, heart attack and stroke inherent in the various pain-relieving drugs.
And thankfully, there are three more completely natural substances that also provide astonishing relief and healing of painful arthritic conditions. I’ll tell you all about those substances next, because if you really want relief from your arthritis pain and joint problems, these are the little-known substances that have been clinically proven to make it happen…
Clinical studies demonstrate that Methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM) is absolutely crucial to the promotion of cartilage proteins, which help trigger amazing levels of cartilage repair. Indeed, it supercharges the repair of joints and cartilage.
MSM is also very effective in treating many types of pain and inflammatory conditions, without the serious side effects of NSAIDs arthritis pain drugs. This includes pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle pain, post-traumatic pain, general inflammation and even sports injuries.
What most people don’t realize is that for maximum healing benefits, a full gram (1,000 mg.) of MSM per day is what’s needed – based on numerous clinical studies – in order to provide maximum joint relief and to stimulate ongoing healing of the joints, cartilage and tissues.
You’ve probably seen joint relief formulas on the market with labels that scream “Now, with added MSM!” But when you check the ingredients list on the label, they only give you 50 mg. or 100 mg. or maybe 250 mg. per dose, if you’re really lucky.
But those are merely “pixie dust” levels. In other words, there’s not enough MSM in those formulas to really make a whit of difference to your body. Always be sure to use a supplement with one full gram – i.e., 1,000 mg. – of MSM for maximum healing effectiveness.
It’s important to note that MSM triggers cartilage and tissue repair and re-growth in two ways:
1.) MSM is critical to the production of cartilage proteins, which in turn help stabilize and strengthen the connective tissue matrix of your joint cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.
2.) But more recent research has also documented the fact that MSM is important for the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans, which are absolutely essential for the production of healthy new cartilage.
So for both pain relief and cartilage regeneration, MSM gives you a double-whammy. And when you combine it in the correct dosage (1,000 mg.) with Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin sulfate you’ve got an astonishing formula for cartilage repair, new cartilage production and profound pain relief.
Now that’s some key knowledge, I think you’ll agree. But before you go looking for a formula that fits this criteria, there are two more arthritis-busting nutrients you need to know about…
The fifth key nutrient – Hyaluronic acid – is often referred to by researchers as “WD-40” for the joints. That’s because Hyaluronic acid is nature’s most powerful joint lubricant. It’s found in all human and animal joint tissue but it’s primarily concentrated in the synovial fluid which bathes joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, eyes and skin. Hyaluronic acid is also found in cartilage, blood vessels and throughout the extracellular matrix.
When present in sufficient quantities – 50 mg. per day, according to studies – Hyaluronic acid provides a cushioning affect in the joints, even in joints with minimal or no cartilage.
Unfortunately, in both humans and animals, levels of Hyaluronic acid decline dramatically as we age. And that cushioning effect gradually dissipates as our body’s levels of Hyaluronic acid drops. That’s why supplementing regularly with Hyaluronic acid is so important for the over-40 crowd – especially for anyone with arthritis, or anyone who doesn’t want to develop arthritis as they age.
Hyaluronic acid also helps deliver nutrients into cells, and carry toxins away from cells that don’t have a blood supply, such as those found in cartilage and the surrounding tissues. This is another reason why Hyaluronic acid is so crucial to the healing of damaged cartilage and tissue in the joints.
Indeed, recent cutting-edge research demonstrates that Hyaluronic acid acts as a ‘template’ upon which new tissue can be formed. According to Dr. Kurt Grange, N.D., Ph.D., a single molecule of Hyaluronic acid can attach to hundreds of other structural protein molecules (amino acids), thereby assisting in the body’s tissue-building and repair functions.
In essence, Hyaluronic acid helps provide the organizing matrix around which new connective tissue is built!
Another thing most people don’t know is that roughly one-third of the body’s Hyaluronic acid is used up each day in vital biological activities. But as we age, we no longer replace it as quickly as it’s being used up. And since it plays such a functional role in the body’s formation of new tissue, the body literally begins to degrade as a result, often starting in the knees and other joints. Even the skin needs Hyaluronic acid to stay moist and youthful-looking.
So supplementing daily with Hyaluronic acid helps us pick up where our aging body fails us, providing more lubrication and cushion in the cartilage and joints where it’s needed the most, and laying the foundational nutrient “grid” upon which brand new tissue and cartilage can be formed. The result is a profound new level of healing and significantly improved mobility and flexibility.
But again, I’ve got to emphasize: You’ve got to take the clinically proven 50 mg. dosage of Hyaluronic acid daily, or it won’t do you a lick of good.
I’ve seen arthritis supplement formulations, for example, that claim to contain Hyaluronic acid, but when you check the ingredients label you find that what they actually did was add crushed up egg shell, which is very cheap, of course, containing only an infinitesimal amount of Hyaluronic acid compared to what’s actually needed.
Be sure you’re using high-quality, lab-purified Hyaluronic acid in the proper and scientifically-proven 50 mg. dosages, just like in the clinical studies, to achieve maximum results.
Boron: The Missing Nutrient and the Last Piece of the Healing Puzzle
Finally, in our anti-arthritis joint pain relief arsenal, we have Boron.
Why Boron? First of all, agricultural research indicates that areas of the world with the highest intake of dietary Boron have the lowest incidence of arthritis. And secondly, inadequate intake of Boron causes bone changes similar to those seen in osteoporosis. And this means the bone and bone cartilage of the joints can become brittle.
When you’re deficient in Boron, the result is decreased blood levels of calcium and calcitonin and increased urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium. This results in long-term bone loss, and in the case of arthritis, a declining ability to repair the wear and tear on bones, bone cartilage and joints.
In fact, a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated that within just eight days of supplementing with 3 mg. of Boron per day, the test subjects lost 40 percent less calcium, one-third less magnesium, and slightly less phosphorus through their urine. These are the key minerals that make up the structure of our bones. But as we age, they tend to leach from our body, unless we have enough Boron in our diet.
What’s more, in another recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study – this one conducted on animals – it was demonstrated that dietary Boron alleviates growth cartilage abnormalities and contributes to growth cartilage maturation. So essentially, Boron keeps bones healthy and promotes new bone cartilage grow.
In fact, in another animal study conducted at the University of Illinois, it was demonstrated that Boron supplementation can improve the strength and durability of joint cartilage. This study demonstrated that animals fed dietary Boron supplements did not suffer from the cartilage abnormalities, compared to animals that did not receive dietary Boron. What this means is that Boron appears to be essential to preventing cartilage degradation.
It also has some very interesting hormonal benefits. In fact, deficiencies of Boron have long been linked to dramatically decreased blood levels of the hormones estrogen and testosterone, both of which are very closely associated with proper bone growth and repair, and with maintaining energy and stamina as we age. This is why so many bodybuilders take Boron each day, i.e., as a natural means to help keep their hormonal levels from becoming sub-optimal.
I think it’s also important to mention that another researcher named Loughman has demonstrated that Boron acts as a membrane catalyst that allows ions to pass into cells. In other words, Boron will allow a substance like ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to enter cells of worn-out cartilage or collagen, providing the needed energy for proper cell division, and thus to repair damaged cartilage and tissues, and ultimately to overcome the painful effects of arthritis.
According to medical writer Ben Ong:
“Boron has significant anti-inflammatory capabilities. About 52 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. It is very fortunate that boron inhibits pro-inflammatory factors which contribute to the development of arthritis.
In a double-blind study in people with severe osteoarthritis, a study found that in those who completed the trial, 71% of those taking boron improved, while only 10% of those taking placebo improved. No side effects were observed.
One study even found that boron can reduce the pain associated with osteoarthritis. For the study, 50% of osteoarthritis patients who received boron daily reported less pain from movement, while only 10% given a placebo experienced similar improvement. This was likely due to a reduced production of pain-provoking inflammatory mediators.
These study results indicate that adequate boron intake confers powerful protection against osteoarthritis.”
So the bottom line is that Boron is an essential nutrient co-factor in the development of new bone, in preventing cartilage degradation, in reducing joint pain, as well as in maintaining proper hormonal balances in both men and women, which in turn promote bone cartilage and tissue growth and repair.
You’ll get each of these clinically proven and highly effective nutrients, along with Type II Collagen, in one convenient formula and in the specific synergistic amounts demonstrated in clinical research to be effective against the ravages of arthritis!
Maximum Arthritis Relief and Healing in One Synergistically Balanced Formula!
I like to compare typical arthritis relief products to a salad with just lettuce and tomato. A salad with lettuce and tomato is good for us. Very good. But a salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, spinach, onions and walnuts is great for us.
That’s why Targeted Nutrients formulated Jubilee 3™ with all six key ingredients demonstrated in clinical studies to work against arthritis, and proven in thousands of real-life human experiences to bring about astonishing levels of relief and healing when they’re used together in a synergistic manner.
These six key nutrients are available in one single easy-to-use formula. So if you suffer from arthritis, you don’t have to take a handful of different supplements like Type II Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic acid and Boron every day to enjoy your life more.
Jubilee 3™ is the very first nutrient-based arthritis relief formula to address all three of the major problems associated with arthritic joints – pain and inflammation, cartilage and tissue degeneration, and bone and joint damage – in a single, high-quality formulation.
That’s why it’s called Jubilee 3™ – it provides three-way healing for maximum joint relief.
And you don’t have to worry about getting each one in the right dosage levels. You can just take Jubilee 3™ Maximum Joint Relief Formula, which contains all six of these proven nutrient co-factors in the specific synergistic dosages demonstrated in clinical studies to relieve arthritis-induced pain and inflammation and repair and heal damaged cartilage, tissue, bone, and more.
When you purchase Jubilee 3™, you’re not just purchasing an average arthritis joint relief product. This is nothing like the junk being made by shyster supplement manufacturers and sold at steep, discount prices in catalogs or online, or the low-quality arthritis formulas you’ll find on the shelf in the supplement section at your grocery store. Not even close.
Instead, here’s what you’ll get when you put your trust in Jubilee 3™:
- You’ll get a full 100 mg. of healing, inflammation-busting Type II Collagen, not the cheaper and far less reliable types of collagen which have never been demonstrated to be effective in clinical studies.
- You’ll get the clinically proven sulfate forms of Glucosamine and Chondroitin used in the best studies, not the cheap, unproven hydrochloride forms found in most arthritis supplement formulas.
- You’ll get the full 1500 mg. of Glucosamine and 400 mg. of Chondroitin in each serving – the very amounts found in clinical studies to be the correct synergistic levels of these two nutrient co-factors for maximum arthritis pain relief and healing.
- You’ll get way more MSM than other formulas offer – a full gram, which is to say 1,000 mg. This dosage has been demonstrated in clinical studies to work synergistically with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, leveraging their healing qualities for astonishing levels of joint relief and repair.
- You’ll get top-quality, purified Hyaluronic acid – not crushed up chicken eggs with an infinitesimally small amount of Hyaluronic acid in them. Indeed, you’ll get the full 50 mg. of this key, joint lubricating and cartilage-building nutrient co-factor used in studies – the exact right amount to use along with the other key nutrient co-factors in this formula.
- You’ll get 3 mg. of Boron, the powerful miracle nutrient at the exact daily dosage demonstrated in clinical studies to prevent bone loss and to help trigger the repair of damaged bone joint cartilage and surrounding tissues.
- You’ll get each of these clinically proven and highly effective nutrients in one convenient formula and in the specific synergistic amounts demonstrated in clinical research to be effective against the ravages of arthritis!
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, in a recent study by ConsumerLabs.com less than half of the arthritis relief supplements studied contained the stated amounts of ingredients. That’s outright criminal. But it helps explain how some of these fly-by-night companies can sell their products for such low-ball prices.
So if you’ve been disappointed by arthritis relief supplements in the past, this could indeed be why. But you’ll never have this problem with Jubilee 3™. After all, Jubilee 3 trade; is manufactured right here in the United States in an FDA-licensed, fully certified GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) laboratory.
And each of the six nutrient co-factors provided in this formula are guaranteed to be of the highest quality, and in the exact amounts stated on the label.
Unlike other joint relief formulas, Jubilee 3™ is not full of “pixie dust” (i.e., small, therapeutically worthless amounts of nutrients). Instead, it’s a synergistic blend of the six key nutrients demonstrated repeatedly in clinical studies to bring about true arthritis relief and healing. And it’s formulated in the same therapeutic dosages demonstrated in those studies to really work!
And now you can learn how to try Targeted Nutrients high-quality Jubilee 3™ at a special get-acquainted discount price, by clicking here…
Yours for true joint healing and relief, the safe, natural way…
Steve Barwick, President