FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Unicity Joint Mobility helps maintain joint health through two distinct mechanisms.
One is that the product’s type II collagen (UC-II) — a supplement used to treat joint health in its original molecular structure — interacts with antibody molecules and deactivates collagen-specific T cells. When those T cells are deactivated, the enzymes responsible for joint breakdown are not released.
Published studies have shown UC-II to be highly effective — two times more effective than a combination of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are two well-known supplements commonly used for joint health. This mechanism is further enhanced with the addition of vitamin D3 found in Joint Mobility, which has a similar function in supporting healthy T cells.
Also, the turmeric and boswellia extracts in Joint Mobility help assist the joints in functioning properly. When used together, these ingredients can assist in long-term maintenance of the joints by deactivating the T cells responsible for joint breakdown. They also give the body a chance to strengthen joints. As a member of Unicity’s Genomeceutical™ line of products, Joint Mobility helps maintian healthy gene expression related to proper joint function.
Take 2 capsules daily with water.
UC-II – Undenatured collagen has epitopes that interact with antibody molecules, which deactivating collagen-specific T cells. This supplement has also been shown to be highly effective in animal trials with dogs and horses.
Turmeric Extract – Evidence shows that curcumin, which comes from the Turmeric spice, has many properties. Curumin has been found to be safe in multiple studies, even with high doses.3
Boswellia Extract – This traditional herb (also known as frankincense) is used to aid in decreasing
inflammation. Boswellia is fairly new to the research field, and its studies show positive results.
Vitamin D3 – Vitamin D plays a significant role in the immune system. The vitamin D receptor is found in substantial concentrations in T cells.
Moveable (synovial) joints in the skeletal system are characterized by the presence of a cushioning layer of cartilage on the ends of where the bones meet. This cartilage layer reduces the friction between the bones and allows for easier movement of the joint.
Cartilage is a tough but resilient connective tissue that is constantly rebuilding to compensate for the mechanical stresses put on the joint. In addition, the joint is surrounded by tough layers of connective tissue that hold the joint together and also secrete a fluid that bathes the cartilage pads to reduce friction further. However, accumulated wear and tear on the joints results in the breakdown and thinning of the cartilage, causing pain, inflammation, and loss of motion.
Cartilage is composed of molecules known as proteoglycans, which are deposited within a matrix of collagen fibers. This complex traps water and helps give cartilage its flexibility, resiliency, and resistance to compression. Proteoglycans are a combination of protein and carbohydrate molecules.
The most important of these is glucosamine, an amino-sugar. Higher levels of glucosamine within the cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes) is critical for production of adequate amounts of proteoglycans.
Chondroitin is another molecule that is involved in the production of proteoglycans.