The company noted that consumers who want an organic joint supplement only have the option of large pills that need to be taken multiple times a day, which is often inconvenient and represents a compliance challenge. The UC-II undenatured type II collagen addresses these issues by introducing its once-a-day dose to the organic joint-health market.
Backed by three clinical studies, this patented ingredient works with the immune system to allow new joint tissue to be formed, thereby helping to improve the function and comfort of the joints, according to the company1-3.
A combination of efficacy and convenience has offered supplement companies a unique alternative solution to break through a crowded joint health marketplace. With the addition of a Non-GMO Project Verified, made with Organic Collagen form of the UC-II ingredient, Lonza continues to help dietary supplement manufacturers differentiate their product in the growing organic category.
The new UC-II Non-GMO Made with Organic Collagen is made with 93% organic ingredients, supporting the efforts of formulators to reach 95% organic material in the finished product to secure the USDA organic seal on the finished product.
The UC-II collagen is an FDA-NDI notified ingredient and is manufactured in the U.S. at a state-of-the-art, FDA-registered, and food GMP-certified facility in South Carolina. The Lonza facility is certified organic by Oregon Tilth under the USDA organic regulations 7 CFR Part 205.
The new ingredient will be available for sale in the U.S. only.
1. Lugo JP, et al. Nutr J. 2016;15:14.
2. Lugo JP, et al. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013;10:48.
3. Crowley DC, et al. J Med Sci. 2009;6:312.
Sean Moloughney has been the Editor of Nutraceuticals World since 2012. He can be reached at SMoloughney@RodmanMedia.com.