Jointace® Collagen tablets provide a comprehensive formula of 13 nutrients specifically designed for those who wish to maintain joint health with particular focus on cartilage health through the added benefits of collagen. With high grade type II Collagen to help maintain structural support and connectivity between cells Collagen is a key structural protein in the connective tissues of the body including cartilage- bones- tendons- ligaments and skin. Type II collagen makes up 90- of the collagen found in articular cartilage. This differs from other types of collagen as it has higher levels of hydroxylysine. The ability of the chondrocytes (cells found in cartilage that produce and maintain the cartilage matrix) to produce type II collagen is largely dependant on having the right amino acids e.g. hydroxylysine available in the diet to build the protein chain. The high-grade type II collagen complex used in Jointace® has been specially designed to improve absorption.