Health News: BioCell Collagen May Reduce Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis and various other forms of arthritis trouble over 20 million Americans. In fact, osteoarthritis is the second leading cause of disability in men over 50 years of age.
Those who suffer from osteoarthritis are often prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that merely mask the symptoms, but are linked to gastrointestinal toxicity, an increase in blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.
However, there is good news. BioCell Collagen, a hydrolyzed chicken sternal cartilage extract, has been shown in preliminary trials to boost collagen and thus reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis.
According to the findings published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, of the study participants who took two grams of BioCell Collagen daily for 70 days, 35 percent experienced pain reduction compared to only 2.5 percent of the placebo group.
Researchers used the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain—both widely accepted and recognized tests to measure arthritis and pain.
The results show that supplementation with BioCell Collagen rather than NSAIDs relieves pain with fewer potentially harmful side effects.