Research of Collagen
Recent breakthrough medical studies proved that pure collagen, taken in the form of a supplement, can stimulate the growth of new cartilage in joints.
The research concluded that patients with arthritic or damaged joints showed improvement in mobility and pain relief after ingesting a high-grade collagen supplement. And a separate laboratory study has shown that collagen can stimulate the growth of new cartilage tissue.
Dr Stefan Oesser, a physiology at Kiel University in Germany, published research, which showed that by adding collagen to cartilage tissue, it encouraged extra cell growth. Said Dr Oesser, ‘This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that collagen has this effect on cartilage and backs up anecdotal evidence and patient trials.’
He added, ‘We are still trying to unravel why collagen works this way. That might be difficult to establish because there is a series of complex interactions. But we have at last established that it happens.’
Research conducted by Roland Moskowtiz, a professor of orthopaedics at Case Western University in America two years ago, looked at 400 patients with arthritic knees from the U.S and Europe. Some received a placebo while others were treated with a collagen supplement. Over 90% of those in the latter group reported positive results, from a significant reduction in pain to improvement in joint mobility, in as little as two weeks.