Youtheory Mens Joint Complex is an advanced men’s health formula that blends botanical extracts (Boswellia, Ginger and Turmeric) with bioactive collagen peptides. At its core is UC-II®: a patented type II collagen complex, clinically-studied for its powerful joint benefits.* A small but effective dose of UC II can support joint health and help maintain an active lifestyle.* UC-II® collagen is a patented form of undenatured (native) type 2 collagen. It is manufactured through a gentle, low temperature, non-enzymatic process that preserves the triple-helix structure and immune-activating properties of native collagen.* UC-II® collagen works in the small intestine through a process called oral tolerization to help slow down the degradation of type II collagen in joints.* This novel ingredient has been the subject of numerous clinical trials, including two comparative studies that indicate UC-II® collagen may be more effective than the current “gold standard” combination of glucosamine + chondroitin.* Overall, UC-II® collagen has been shown to produce broad-spectrum joint effects: promotes joint comfort* improves joint mobility* enhances knee joint extension* helps alleviate joint pain associated with strenuous exercise* In addition to UC-II® collagen, Youtheory Joint Complex for Men delivers bioactive peptides derived from hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen is a special type of protein that is “pre-digested” or broken down into small peptide chains for enhanced absorption into the body. Several studies have demonstrated that hydrolyzed collagen peptides are quickly absorbed after ingestion and readily deposited in the body’s tissues – where they act as building blocks for new connective tissue and may help to trigger the body’s own internal collagen production.* There are at least 28 types of collagen, with types I, II and III comprising 80 – 90 percent of the collagen in the body. Type II is the major form of collagen found in joint cartilage. Collagen is the single most abundant protein in humans. It is literally the “glue” that binds us together – providing the basic structural framework of the inner body (including the skin, joints, bones, blood vessels and organs). While bountiful in youth, collagen invariably breaks down and diminishes over time… leading to a myriad of unwanted side-effects (including visible changes in the skin and structural changes in the joints). Loss of collagen is believed to be a primary factor in the aging process. With recent advancements in nutritional science, we are able to shift the balance between collagen production and breakdown.* Using specialized nutritional supplements, such as Joint Complex for Men, it is possible to counteract age-related collagen loss and to boost collagen production throughout the body.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.