FORTIGEL®, backed by more than fifteen studies, provides bioactive collagen peptides (BCPs), which contain high
concentrations of specific peptides that comprise connective tissue. The precise length of the short-chain peptides and their low average molecular weight allows easy absorption, transport, and accumulation to target connective tissue.
FORTIGEL® provides 5 g hypoallergenic protein per serving from a sustainable protein source without the risk of oxalate
kidney stones from higher-dose collagen products. Clinical studies demonstrate joint health benefits. One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial performed in cooperation with Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical Center demonstrated the efficacy of FORTIGEL®. Thirty participants were given collagen hydrolysate daily
over the course of 48 weeks. Delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMERIC) was
used to assess hyaline cartilage and proteoglycan content in the participants’ knee joints at baseline, 24 weeks and 48
weeks. The FORTIGEL® group was found to have significant improvements upon primary dGEMERIC imaging scores,
suggesting a potential to stimulate an effective chondrocyte response to maintain the collagenous matrix. (6) In cell culture studies, FORTIGEL® has been found to induce the synthesis of aggrecan (an important component in cartilage) and type II collagen, which plays a key role in cartilage elasticity, and support tendon and ligament matrix molecules.7
At Penn State University, 147 athletes were qualified to take FORTIGEL® for 24 weeks. The results of the study found FORTIGEL® to support normal joint mobility and joint health.5 Finally, a clinical trial on 160 subjects established an effective dose of 5 g for joint health support.4
Suggested Use: 1 scoop (7.6 grams) in 8 oz of water or the beverage of your choice per day or as recommended by your health care professional. Can also be added to food and baking products. Does Not Contain gluten, yeast, or artificial colors or flavors.
Cautions: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
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