Two types of hydrolyzed collagen in Joint Vibrance serve as the backbone of the formula. Human clinical trials have shown that after six weeks of consuming 7 to 10 grams of type 1 collagen, or 1 to 2 grams of type 2 collagen, new cartilage could be detected by x-ray examination of the joints. Joint Vibrance supplies both type 2 and type 1 collagen at a collective total of more than 10 grams per serving.
To understand why they are so important, you must understand that cartilage is made up of a mass of collagen fibers held together in a proteoglycan matrix or glue. (That glue is primarily synthesized from chondroitin sulfate A.) The collagen in cartilage – type 2 collagen – is slightly different in its composition than type 1 collagen found in bone, skin, tendon, blood vessel walls, and organs.
Supplemental type 2 collagen directly benefits cartilage synthesis. Type 1 collagen aids the synthesis of cartilage, supports bone health, and supports the integrity of tendons. Once they have been hydrolyzed, these collagen types present chondrocytes with an abundance of appropriate collagen fragments (peptides) they can use in building new cartilage.
Cartilage deterioration is often accompanied by bone deterioration. Since bone is composed of 30% to 36% type 1 collagen, it makes sense to provide nutritional support not only to cartilage but also to bone in a dietary supplement targeted for joint health. Tendons also rely on type 1 collagen for health. The type 1 collagen in Joint Vibrance will help maintain the integrity of the stabilizing tendons wrapped across joints. Joint Vibrance then, does not just seek to build cartilage, but expands past that role to improve the health of all components of the joint.