Collagen Type II is made from chicken sternum and contains all the important components of cartilage: collagens and GAGs (chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and keratan). Type II collagen accounts for 90-95% of all collagen in sternum cartilage, which is very similar to the compositions of collagen in human joint cartilage. As we age, the body's ability to make collagen proteins and GAGs slows down.
Supplying building blocks of cartilage for joint health has been shown to be effective in numerous studies. Glucosamine and chondroitin are examples of such successful supplements. Thus, collagen may provide additional benefits to joint health.
Chondroitin is only one piece of the puzzle. Supplementing with Collagen Type II, which contains all the cartilage-building components (including Collagen Type II and GAGs) and cartilage stimulating elements, provides the complete cartilage solution.
The most cost effective source of Collagen Type II is young chicken sternum cartilage. In sternum, the predominant collagen is Type II (over 90% of the sternum collagen). The content of total protein (mainly collagen) is over 65%. The rest is mainly chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and keratan.