CartiShield contains UC-II, a patented form of collagen that reduces inflammation (4) of the joints by reducing your body’s adverse reaction (an ‘attack’ response) on exposed collagen fibers in worn cartilage. By boosting immune system function, the UC-II in CartiShield can preserve your joints and ease your pain. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that UC-II® decreased joint discomfort in patient scores by 40% in only 90 days!
Calcium (from Aquamin® TG) 80mg, UC-II® Standardized Chicken Cartilage (Providing 10 mg Total Collagen, including Undenatured Type II Collagen) 40mg, Aquamin® TG (as Mineralized Red Sea Minerals) (Lithothamnium coralliodes/Lithothamnium calcareum) 250mg.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Cellulose Powder, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Silica and Potassium Chloride (stabilizer).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, or tree nut ingredients.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule daily. Take 30 minutes before a meal with a glass of water for best results, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
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