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Amino-Lock Collagen Matrix Capsules

Pure Col Collagen is a selected collagen matrix, which includes molecular enhanced hydrolysed type 2 collagen using Aminolock that assists Skin, Hair, Nails and Joints

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Pure-Col Maintains Skin, Hair, Nails and Joints - Helping You Live An Active Lifestyle...

All ingredients are natural and not genetically modified. In fact, there is only ONE ingredient in Pure-Col, 100% Collagen!

Fay Tozer of Pop Group Steps Says...

"Im using Pure-Col to benefit my body inside and out!"

The many benefits of taking Pure-Col...

  • Helps relieve aches & pains
  • Naturally contains glucosamine
  • Conditioning of muscle tissue
  • Overall improvement of skin condition
  • Helps replace lost elasticity
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
    Natural Energy
  • Helps boost energy levels in the body & mind
  • Natural safe food protein
  • Biotech approved - FDA & EU compliant
  • Works on the whole body
  • All natural ingredients and not GM
  • Pure Col is classed as a natural food supplement

Pure-Col is an excellent daily supplement to help maintain healthy joints, healthy skin and an active lifestyle. . .

If you suffer with any of these conditions or just looking for a boost why not try our introductory offer giving Pure Col time to work with you.

Pure-Col And Your Joints

From the age of about 25 the amount of collagen produced by our bodies reduces at a rate of about 1.5% per year. This means that by the age of 45, you have approximately 75% of the collagen in your body that is needed for optimum health.

You are only replenishing your existing collagen. There's nothing unnatural about it! Collagen was originally developed for arthritis anyway! But now, you can take pure collagen capsules to treat arthritic type pain from the inside out! And it's completely natural!

In many people, pain is caused by damage or trauma to cartilage or simply by life long wear and tear on the joints.

Collagen is the body's most abundant natural Protein. It is the 'glue' which holds the body together and is the essential structural component of all connective tissue. 75% of skin is collagen, providing texture, resiliency, and shape. and in total about 30 per cent of your body is collagen.

Research by Roland Moskowitz, a professor of orthopaedics looked at 400 patients with arthritic knees...Some got a placebo while others were treated with 100% collagen. The latter group showed a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in joint mobility, with 93% achieving positive results, some after only two weeks.

Pure-Col capsules provide a revitalising and unique product by using only natural ingredients creating the ultimate formulation. These natural ingredients are non-irradiated, not generically modified and free from wheat, gluten, yeast, salt, sugar, lactose, preservatives, artificial colour's and flavourings.

No Known Side Effects. Biotech Approved. EU Compliant. Classed As A Natural Food Supplement. Designed By Some Of The Greatest Scientific Minds!

The only side-effects reported are great ones! As well as drastic relief from pains in joints, early users have all reported improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, firmer breasts, cellulite, scars and stretch-marks! Also it's noticed to improve hair, nails and energy levels.

How Pure-Col Works

Present day treatment is based mainly on physical therapy including heat, massage and movement and sometimes, steroids and pain killers. But this doesn't work as it fails to tackle the heart of the problem.

The body manufactures its own collagen every day. Unfortunately, it too diminishes with age and without ample supplies, degeneration of body parts begins. Keep in mind that one of the first signs of collagen loss in the body is usually the wrinkling of the skin and the unexplained increase of joint pains.

Synthetic collagen is totally useless to the body. Therefore people, who consume synthetic or the wrong type of collagen, usually get no result and assume that collagen doesn't work. . . WRONG.

Just as trying to open the door of your car with a key that looks exactly like the real key but is not, so it is with the body's utilisation of synthetic collagen.

Collagen enhanced creams only penetrate 2-3 layers of the skin. To be truly effective collagen must penetrate all 7 layers of the skin. Taking collagen in tablet form achieves this by working from the inside out.

It's recently been PROVEN that Type II Pure collagen (i.e Pure-Col) helps relieve arthritic type aches & pains!

For optimum results, it is recommended to drink at least 1-2 litres of water daily, this will allow the greatest absorption of collagen into the body, taking Vitamin C will help to enhance results.

Take 3 capsules per day just before retiring for the night, it is important to drink at least 1-2 litres of water per day for full hydration. It is recommended to take a 3-month course.

Note: We make no claims or guarantees and do not guarantee the same results in everyone, as every person may respond to pure-col at a different rate.

Pure-Col And Skin Quality

As you may know, collagen cream helps eliminate signs of ageing such as wrinkles and has enjoyed a certain amount of attention. The collagen creams you might see around only have a relatively small amount of actual collagen in them so the results are limited.

Wrinkles Are A Sure Indicator Of Collagen Loss Or Deficiency.

Skin specialists and surgeons know the real cause of ageing, and up until now if you had the money and if you were prepared to go under the surgeons knife then youthful looks could once again be yours.

The specialists have known for years why our good looks fade as the years go by. Beneath the outer layer of the skin lies the dermis, a network of connective tissue made up of several components - fat cells, fibroblasts and COLLAGEN.

These fibres and elastins provide the skin's resilience and give it support in the form of glue-like matrix that holds the cells together. When these are all in equilibrium the skin appears smooth, firm and supple.

Look Good & Feel Good Naturally

Collagen is known as the glue of life and is the substance that holds the cells of your body together. Every night, in the first 90 minutes of sleep, the body normally produces collagen to be used in the repair process.

However, as we grow older the body loses the ability to produce collagen at a rate of 1.5% per year, starting from the age of 25.

Therefore the repairing and rejuvenation process slows and you are left with what you now see in the mirror, FINE LINES, WRINKLES, ACNE SCARS, etc.

It is not just ageing that ravages your youthful looks, but sun damage as well. According to Dr Arnold Klein, a leading dermatologist. 'Sun exposure ages your skin faster than anything else.' Dr Mary Ellen Brademas, who treats a number of famous clients at her Manhattan practice, agrees.

'Spending time in the sun breaks down collagen and elastin, which naturally gives us our complexion a pumped-up supple look, and as a result our skin doesn't look quite as healthy as it used to be.'

Ageing really begins at 30, says Dr Brademas. More fine lines develop as collagen and elastin start to break down, and our delicate skin under the eyes begins to thin. 'After 40 the skin doesn't rebound as quickly, observes Dr Klein. If you are sceptical, just look in the mirror and see what he means.

This Amazing product boosts the body's Natural Collagen Production. No need for BOTOX or COLLAGEN injections. Safe to use - Non Toxic - No side-effects.

The only side-effects reported are great ones!

After adolescence, skin starts to acquire true 'character' in the form of fine wrinkles, and the lines you develop in your fifties and sixties may deepen into folds. It is also less able to retain moisture and the production of collagen and elastin slows down significantly.

As Dr Klein explains, 'the loss of elastic fibres in the skin accelerates tremendously after 50, so as well as wrinkling, the skin begins to sag and droop, and some women may develop a jowly appearance.

Connective Tissue

Prevent, fight and reverse the effects of cellulite, fine Lines and wrinkles.

Cellulite is primarily a condition of poor microcirculation that causes damage to tissue. As blood and lymphatic vessel walls become more permeable, the vessels leak fluid into the surrounding tissue causing congestion.

This tissue congestion causes swelling, prevents nutrients such as oxygen being carried to the tissue, and hinders the drainage of toxins.

Connective tissue including Collagen and elastin becomes increasingly damaged; eventually they become so severely compromised that they scar. causing stretch marks.

Your body depletes 1.5% of Collagen every year after the age of 25 resulting in weak muscle skin tissue, cellulite in-turn can become worsened through to older age by supplementing your body with 100% Pure Collagen.

Your helping to reduce this dramatic loss by feeding the connective tissue & naturally stimulating your own collagen production, which in turn leans the muscle tissue, strengthening skin.

Pure-Col Is Changing Lives!

Beneath the uppermost layer of skin (better known as the epidermis), lies a network of connective tissue made up of several components: cells (fat cells and fibroblasts, the cells that make Collagen fibres.

Collagen and elastin which provide skin resiliency and support in the form of a matrix, a gel-like substance that is the glue which holds the cells together) when these components are in equilibrium, your skin appears smooth, firm and supple.

Extra weight due to poor nutrition can also set off a chain reaction leading to cellulite. Additional fat can strain the Connective fibres. Collagen and elastin, resulting in more visible or "dimpled" fat clumps.

Cellulite consists of abnormal fibres and water retention in fatty subcutaneous tissue. If the lymph, which is a protein-rich fluid, doesn't drain from the cells properly, it can exert pressure on the tissue around it. Eventually, the proteins separate from the lymph, causing a backup that thickens over time.

This situation worsens as the lymph is unable to properly supply the surrounding cells that make Collagen and elastin fibres with the necessary nutrients and oxygen they need.

As the collagen depletes, the "matrix" breaks down. permitting fatty tissue to bulge upward to the upper layer of skin. This causes the skin to develop an irregular appearance on the surface.

Of course, by reducing the amount of fat. we can reduce the appearance of the cellulite on the surface, but the root cause remains.

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Customer Testimonials

Faye Tozer (Pop Group Steps)

Fay Tozer of Pop Group Steps Says...

"Im using Pure-Col to benefit my body inside and out!"

Becky Lyne - International Athlete

"I am an international athlete and was voted Britain's Female Athlete of the Year 2006 following my bronze medal winning performance at the European Championships in the 800m.

I am also the former European Under 23 800m champion, and at only 24 years of age I have a number of potentially successful years ahead of me. Indeed I expect to reach my peak around 2012.

I first read about the unique enhanced Amino Locked Pure-Col in a running magazine and was impressed by the benefits it is said to offer. Having suffered from a number of injuries in recent years I hope to gain from its tissue-strengthening properties to reduce the risk of future problems.

This, together with the fact it may promote recovery from training, assist in the reduction of body fat, aid more restful sleep and increase energy levels, all mean that I am sure it is a product that can positively contribute to my athletics career . I am now taking 3 Pure Col Collagen capsules every night and I hope to also benefit from healthier skin, hair and nails. I would recommend Pure Col to both men and woman who want to look and feel good.

Becky Lyne, 21st May 2007 Becky is taking Pure Col - going for Gold in the Olympics.

John Miles - Musician & Artist, UK.

"Being on the Pro-Celebrity golf circuit and always a keep fit enthusiast, I felt I had done irreversible damage to my knees.

When first approached about Pure-Col I was sceptical, but willing to give anything a try. I trailed the product for 6 months , when I then stopped taking them some of the pains came back, now I would not be without Pure-Col!

This is a revolutionary product , as a bonus I look and feel younger".

John Miles.

"I am coming to the end of my 3 months of collagen. Send me another 3 as soon as possible...I can?t believe the difference and my skin has a healthy look...send me some extra information for my friends." - Gary Clarke, Newcastle.

"I have been the owner of The Cutting Crew Hair Salon for over 15 years...I have taken the product myself for just over 2 months and cannot believe the difference. With every facial treatment we always recommend this product and have been very excited by the number of referrals we are now getting. I would recommend this new and exciting product not only to take but to retail as well." - Jenny.

"I began the course of collagen and within 2 weeks I was feeling more energetic and the pains I was experiencing in my hip prior were not bothering me anymore. I am a person who has never subscribed with tablets, but now I am determined to continue as I am amazed with the results".

C. Badinge.

"My sister started the collagen capsules and I was so amazed with the results that I began myself...I am so excited by this dramatic change that I can?t stop talking to everyone about it." - Linda Ince.

"I cannot believe the difference it has made...I suffered from aching knees for many years and I have now noticed that the pain has subsided."

S. Jackson, London.

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What Doctors Say About Collagen Type2

"I've been a chiropractor for the past 28 years and currently run a clinic that sees 200 people a day...I?m so thrilled to expand my practice with a product that safely and naturally helps people. I know I can recommend pure collagen and expect tremendous results for my patients".

Dr. Bill Trusak, D.C.

"There is nothing on the market like collagen. I have been looking for a collagen based product for over 20 years. I have repeatedly asked manufacturers to formulate a product like pure collagen to no avail... This is the one fundamental nutrient I recommend to each and every patient".

Dr. Edward Lafontaine.

A number of supplements, including collagen, appear to work. "I have always had an open mind about alternative treatments".

|If a patient says he has pain relief and movement after taking collagen, I am perfectly prepared to believe it works."With arthritic pain, I don't think mainstream medicine has all the answers, and I would encourage patients to try treatments such as collagen".

Chris Wilson, orthopaedic consultant in Cardiff.

"I have had the good fortune of monitoring over 300 patients over a one year period on the use of the product...They included people with high blood pressure, arthritis and many more conditions. Over that one year my patients averaged 85% of positive results... Pure collagen is very reliable and safe".

Ron Darling, Health Practitioner.

"We know that cartilage is composed of four or five different kinds of collagen. There are 14 different kinds of collagen altogether, but the primary collagen, the most predominant one, the most medicinal collagen, is collagen type II. Collagen type II contains glucosamine sulfate which has over 30 years of double-blind, placebo-controlled studies indicating that it actually helps to rebuild the cartilage in arthritis joints".

Dr. Alex Duarte, O.D. Ph.D., specialist in arthritic studies.

The Collagen Connection. By Dr. Sal Martingano

Hi, my name is Dr. Sal Martingano and I've been in practice for more than 20 years. I've been asked to share my knowledge of body physiology as it relates to body maintenance.

Have you ever considered how the body actually rebuilds itself. Well, thank God we are not responsible for duplicating that task because it would occupy 100% of our time. The mechanism and substance responsible for accomplishing that task within the body varies with age.

Youngster's produce an abundance of growth hormone by the pituitary gland but as we age growth hormone steadily diminishes and the emphasis shifts to a substance called Collagen, which is produced by the body and taken in from select food sources.

Collagen does its job by converting its natural protein molecules into the essential amino acids required by the body to build or rebuild body parts. In essence it's the maintenance juice of the body. There are actually 14 different kinds of collagen altogether, but the primary collagen, the most predominant one, the most medicinal collagen, is collagen type II.

The secret to building or rebuilding body parts is the body's ability to convert one resource into another, innately, as needed. That means that in order to make more muscles, tendons, ligaments or rebuild organs and skin, you need to go through a process called protein synthesis.

This is a metabolic process that requires a catalyst, known as Collagen and a protocol to follow, based on the Innate needs of the body itself. In other words, the body has to NEED the change before it can make the change.

The many forms of degenerative or inflammatory diseases trigger that need. No one can actually duplicate the 'need' for the body to do anything but we are beginning to understand, 'how' the body makes this conversion.

The interesting and truly remarkable result of this metabolic process is that the repair takes place during the Alpha phase of the brains sleep cycle. That's the deepest sleep that takes place within the first several hours known as REM sleep.

The process involves the body shifting gears from the awakened Beta cycle of behaviour, during the day, to a restful, rejuvenation, rebuilding behaviour during sleep. During this period of sleep, the body looks for the available collagen and other vital nutrients and converts them to new body materials.

Many professional health care practices suffer from a lack of basic bio-chemical and bio-physiological understanding. We are caught up in the best way of changing or modifying the biological factors of the body through chemical interactions.

However, biological interactions through chemistry are not necessarily congruent with the healing or rebuilding process. Rebuilding body parts, by definition IS the healing process, therefore any substance that enhances the rebuilding process, IS the direction we should be taking.

I am aware of many pre cursers to collagen and collagen products that are unfortunately not bio-available to the body. Researchers have recently demonstrated that the bio-availability or body absorption of type 2 Collagen is up to 90%, extraordinary since most other similar substances have a bio-availability of under 20%.

My experience and research has found that the delicate process of utilising collagen is destroyed if the collagen is manufactured by the traditional 'Heat extraction' process.

It must be remembered that the body manufactures its own collagen every day. Unfortunately, it too diminishes with age and without ample supplies, degeneration of body parts begins.

Keep in mind that one of the first signs of collagen loss in the body is usually the wrinkling of the skin and the unexplained increase of bilateral joint pains. The point is; If the skin is wrinkling on the outside, you can imagine what its doing on the inside.

It's no wonder why our older population suffers from degenerative diseases. Food processing is the number one offender in collagen loss in the body. What has happened to our food supply is unconscionable but nevertheless has occurred.

Lack of nutritional understanding by the average person does not get them off the hook either. Degeneration is a fact of life but need not be debilitating. When chronic pain sets in, your body is screaming for help.

In response we reach for the painkillers and go on with our lives. When the body doesn't get what it needs, it simply does what is appropriate... begins the process of entropy, which is the act of going from an ordered structure to chaos and destruction.

Of course our fixation on TV has introduced us to the world of pharmaceutical advertising. Make no mistake about it, you will never hear about the corrective benefits of collagen on mainstream TV.

The reason is that the pharmaceutical industry makes their living creating synthetic products they claim are safe for the body.

Synthetic collagen is totally useless to the body. Therefore people, who consume synthetic or the wrong type of collagen, usually get no result and assume that collagen doesn't work... WRONG. Just as trying to open the door of your car with a key that looks exactly like the real key but is not, so it is with the body's utilisation of synthetic collagen.

The final consideration in the body's receptivity of collagen in the maintenance and self-repair of the largest organ in our body's the skin. Skin care is a billion dollar industry. Collagen enhanced creams can penetrate 2 to 3 layers into the skin and is an excellent method of controlling skin ageing.

However, it must be remembered that the outer layers of skin slough off like the layers of an onion, with each successive layer moving to the top every 27 days. This vital concept has eluded skin care manufacturers.

People who can assimilate collagen, from the inside out, can actually rebuild the skin, in its entirety, that's all 7 layers at a time. Therefore the ideal skin care product is one that treats as well as rebuilds the skin. In fact, the same reasoning holds true for ALL body parts.

Products that have collagen in a solution mixture begin the process of oxidation and loss of potency long before you use it, which allows only a fraction of the collagen content to be absorbed. The ideal state of body collagen is without water or other solvents.

Pure Collagen is virtually a pre-digested molecule meaning that the body can absorb directly through the stomach lining without the diminishing effects of acid breakdown.

Make no mistake about it, the body has the ability to heal itself or destroy itself. Let's not humanise the innate powers of the body; either direction is acceptable to the body; the only deciding factors are the tools we give it to work with. Healing takes place from the inside out.

Given the correct fuel and materials to build with, nothing is impossible. However, depriving the body of vital nutrients or in the wrong format, you will cause your demise long before its time.

My experience with degenerative conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, is that they are relentless. Very few things can be done to elevate the pains, let alone stop the degenerative process.

The only tried and true remedy is to eliminate the origin of degeneration BEFORE it occurs. This can only happen if you understand the metabolic process of life. Metabolism means using one substance to make another. Pure Collagen has the ability to heal and rebuild. Health is the process of maintaining proper body tone.

If you remove the 'th' from health you have heal, which is the essence of life itself... the bodies ability to heal itself.

There are no side effects in nature, only their intended effects. Pure collagen only has the positive intended effects on the body; rebuilding body parts. Nature best uses collagen during the alpha phase of sleep, therefore it would be wise to introduce collagen into the body just prior to sleep. In the final analysis, type 2 collagen has the building blocks for a stronger, leaner body.

Dr. Sal Martingano.


In The Press

Collagen & Joint Pains

Postman, Alan Percy aged 58, from Newcastle Upon Tyne, has been suffering for years from aches and pains in his back and shoulders.

He has tried many both traditional and alternative approaches in his quest to reduce and if possible eliminate the problem. Some with more success than others and over the years he has managed to keep himself fit and active.

One day while delivering mail to a natural health and beauty business, he spotted a short article and testimonial.

Alan decided to purchase a 3-month course of Collagen Capsules and within just one week was delighted to notice a significant improvement in his condition.

Now after a month he has managed to persuade his wife Marilyn, who was sceptical at first, also to take the capsules as he has suffered badly for years from aches & pains in her fingers and spondylitis.

The claim that Collagen can stimulate the growth of new cartilage in joints is borne out by recent medical studies which say that patients with arthritic or damaged joints showed improvement in mobility and pain relief when taking the supplement.

A laboratory study has also shown that collagen can stimulate the growth of new cartilage tissue Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body at about 33 per cent. It is present in bones, joints, muscle and other connective tissue.

Scientists believe that in some people, particularly the elderly, its production slows down or stops. Supplements seem to perform the same role as natural collagen in keeping the tissue in joints healthy and supple.

Doctor Stefan Oesser of the Kiel University in Germany, published research which demonstrated that by adding collagen to cartilage tissue, it was possible to encourage extra cells to grow.

"This is the first time anyone has demonstrated that collagen has this effect on cartilage and backs up anecdotal evidence and patient trials," he says.

"We are still trying to unravel why collagen works this way. That might be difficult to establish because there isa series of complex interactions . But we have at last established that it happens".

Research two years ago by Roland Moskowitz, a professor of orthopedics at Case Western University in America, looked at 400 patients with arthritic knees from U.S., Britain and Germany. Some got placebo while others were treated with collagen.

The latter group showed significant reduction in pain and improvement in joint mobility, with 93 per cent achieving positive results, some after only 2 weeks.

Dr Oesser a physiologist, says further research due to be published later this year will add the growing evidence that collagen is effective in damaged joints.

Meanwhile, Alan Percy is convinced that collagen tablets helped his arthritic type aches and pains in his back and his shoulders.

Alan said " I will continue taking them for the rest of my life" Chris Wilson, an orthopaedic consultant in Cardiff, says a number of supplements, including collagen, appear to work. " I have always had an open mind about alternative treatments, he says...

"If a patient says he has pain relief and movement after taking collagen, I am perfectly prepared to believe it works. "With arthritic pain, I don't think mainstream medicine has all the answers, and I would encourage patients to try treatments such as collagen.

Alan Percy.

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Your Questions

What are the ingredients in pure-col?

Each Capsule Contains 400mg of 100% pure hydrolysed type II Grade collagen.

Why should I choose pure-col capsules instead of any other Collagen capsules?

We use a patented process that sets it apart from anything else on the market. This makes pure-col product 6 times more potent. The process we use lets the body absorb 90% as opposed to 15% with most other collagen capsules.

Most capsules are made from 'Bovine' collagen which is the most potent and closest type to our own - however, the normal way to extract collagen is to remove it from the hide and check it for purity. It is then dried added to a buffer and put in capsules.

We take the collagen and under pharmaceutically sterile conditions nourish the amino acid chains in the collagen so they start to grow. This process takes 2 to 3 months, and when the amino acid chain is as near as can be to our own it is readily absorbed in to the body giving over 90% absorbency.

What is Collagen?

"Collagen is one of the purest proteins available for the food and pharmaceutical industry. Gelatine is a natural product; its legal status is as a foodstuff and not an additive. It carries no E-number. Edible Gelatine has the following composition:- 84-90% protein, 8-12% water and 2-4% mineral salts.

Gelatine contains a number of amino acids including histidine, lysine, leucine, tryptophan, valine, phenylalanine, methionine, threonine, and isoleucine.

Collagen is a fibrous protein component of mammalian connective tissue making up almost one third of the total body protein. There are around 20 different types of collagen found in our bodies, each one encoded by a specific gene.

In a comprehensive range of clinical studies, it has been shown that collagen-hydrolysates exert a positive influence on degenerative joint disease. It has also been shown that they have a prophylactic effect in preventing damage to joints, ligaments and tendons.

In 1998, a small Nabisco Company sponsored study at Indiana's Ball State University found that gelatin supplements helped to keep the joints of athletes more flexible and could even help to lessen pain.

Studies have also shown that Gelatine Hydrolysate can be successfully used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, by joint pain reducing and the patient experiencing a substantially increased feeling of well-being.

Collagen is the most abundant tissue in the body, connective tissue acts as a cementing substance between cells. It helps support and protect blood vessels, bones, joints, organs and muscles and forms a sizeable proportion of skin, tendons, the cornea of the eye, ligaments, cartilage, teeth and bone.

Collagen forms a protective barrier and promotes healing wounds, fractures and bruises".

What is Arthritis and what causes it?

The forms of arthritis that most of us are familiar with are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is usually caused by overuse, abuse, and injury. It is by far the most common form of arthritis.

Some experts believe that merely the ageing process, and so many years of gravity working on the weight-bearing joints, is a major contributor to this type of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is not considered an autoimmune disorder, like rheumatoid arthritis is, in which the body attacks itself as it would a foreign invader.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most well known of the autoimmune types of arthritis. In the case of RA, the cartilage in the joints is attacked. Though many sufferers notice that the problem gradually gets worse over the years (as they would for osteoarthritis), many experience a sudden 'flare-up' after a particular illness, often times a viral infection.

Why does cartilage fail?

Repeated stress to a joint can weaken or damage cartilage, leading to discomfort and reduced mobility. Cartilage repairs itself very slowly, due to poor nutrient supply and the fact that joints are seldom given the time to rest.

The abnormal buildup of free radicals from many causes, including diet, inflammation and infection, triggers release of excess enzymes that break cartilage down, and inhibits production of proteoglycans and chondroitin sulfate.

What is cartilage?

Cartilage has two key structural components; very strong collagen fibers which are made of protein, and a reinforced gel, which is made of proteoglycans (actually chondroitin sulfate molecules) which weave through the collagen fibers in every direction, and water, which fills up the space in between.

The collagen and the proteoglycans are manufactured by cells called chondrocytes (which also contain chondroitin sulfate) scattered about the cartilage matrix, they also dispose of worn out collagen and proteoglycans. Free-floating chondroitin sulfate, with its sulfur atoms, grab nutrients for the chondrocytes.

Since cartilage does not have a network of blood vessels to bring in oxygen and nutrients and carry away waste products, it depends on the steady ebb and flow of fluid for nourishment and cleansing.

What are Chondroitin sulfates?

Chondroitin sulfates are long molecular chains that have a negative electrical charge and are composed of sugar units that very effectively attract and capture fluid giving cartilage it's sponge-like quality. Without enough chondroitin sulfate, cartilage integrity seriously declines.

Chondroitin sulfate production declines with age, is disrupted by stress or injury, and is also inhibited by the very anti-inflammatory and corticosteroid drugs often prescribed for arthritis.

What does Glucosamine do?

Glucosamine sulfate makes up 50% of hyaluronic acid, which is the "base" of the proteoglycans (chondroitin sulfate molecules), and also is a key factor in stimulating the chondrocytes to produce new collagen, proteoglycans and chondroitin sulfate to replace the old. A deficiency of glucosamine can reduce the rate of production of these important macromolecules thereby leading to specific tissue weakness.

The tissues containing these glucosamine macromolecules include tendons and ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluid, mucus membranes, several structures in the eye, blood vessels, and heart valves. Glucosamine helps to reduce pain and improve joint function in those afflicted with osteoarthritis.

It has also been shown to inhibit at least two of the enzymes that degrade cartilage and has certain anti-reactive properties.

Should i use if I'm pregnant?

No, do not use pure-col while you are pregnant or lactating.

How do I take Pure-Col?

Take 3 capsules per day just before retiring for the night, it is important to drink at least 1-2 litres of water per day for full

hydration. It is recommended to take a 3-month course.

(Once you have taken this amount for 1 week it is possible to take 3 at night and 3 on rising for 1 month. This will give your skin a boost.) If you want to promote muscle growth you may take 3 tablets half hour before exercising.

When taking in the evening the longer you can go without food before retiring the better for your results, it must be at least 1 hour.

Pure-col must be taken on an empty stomach, As a general rule this should be 3 hours after a meal, 2 hours after a light meal eg a salad and 1 hour after alcohol or fruit juice. The reason for this is that if there is any digestion occurring when the collagen enters your stomach it will be broken down by the stomach acids and not absorbed fully.

You may also apply the collagen to the skin for incredible results. Mix 1 to 2 capsules with a cream or aloe vera gel and apply to the skin for up to 20 minutes depending upon your skin type. Rinse and apply moisturiser as per normal. Repeat 2 / 3 times per week.

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