Biocondil NC2 PACK is the combination of two food supplements in only one packaging:
• Biocondil, fi lm-coated tablets containing 750 mg D-glucosamine hydrochloride (625 mg glucosamine), 600 mg chondroitin sulphate and 20 mg vitamin C (25% RI) per tablet
• NC2 capsules containing 40 mg collagen with 10 mg of native type II collagen (undenatured) and 12 mg vitamin C (15% RI) Cartilage is a specialised connective tissue formed by chondrocytes within an extracellular matrix made of glycosaminoglycans and collagen.
The skeleton contains three main types of cartilage:
1. Hyaline cartilage is itself divided into 2 categories
• Articular cartilage: this is present at the junction of two bones, on the surface of moving joints such as the knee. The articular cartilage, with the help of the synovial fl uid, prevents bony surfaces from rubbing together. It must be suffi ciently rigid, while at the same time remaining fl exible in order to evenly distribute pressure over the joint.
• Non-articular cartilage: this is present in the nasal septum, the rings of the bronchi and trachea, the ends of the ribs, etc.
2. Fibrocartilage is an intermediary tissue between the cartilage and fi brous connective tissue.
3. As for elastic cartilage, this is found at the outer ear, the epiglottis, etc.
For improved joint comfort, mobility, and the resulting ability to carry out various daily activities, it is important to preserve high cartilage quality (and function).
Glucosamine D-glucosamine hydrochloride is a very pure (>99%) and very stable product. D-glucosamine hydrochloride does not contain any salt (NaCl or KCl) and has the advantage of having a high content of glucosamine.
Chondroitin belongs to the family of glycosaminoglycans. It is usually used in combination with glucosamine hydrochloride.
Native type II collagen The type II collagen present in NC2 is achieved through a unique patented process at low temperature which ensures quality. This type of process allows type II collagen retaining its original structure: the
form of a triple helix having kept its epitopes.
Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation for the function of cartilage. It is involved in many other functions.