Choline

Found in sources such as liver, eggs, meat and nuts.

Function

Choline contributes to

  • normal homocysteine and lipid metabolism
  • the maintenance of normal liver function

Facts

Choline is an important water-soluble vitamin-like nutrient, that can either be built by the body or that is aborbed with the diet.


Chondroitin sulphate

Found in sources such as sardines and gristly meat.

Function

Chondroitin is found in normal cartilage tissue and joint fluid and is responsible for the ability of cartilage to withstand pressure.

Facts

Chondroitin consists of long sugar chains and forms huge molecules which constitute a large proportion of the cartilage mass.


Coenzyme Q10

Found in sources such as meat, liver and fish.

Function

Coenzyme Q10 is a fat-soluble substance, which resembles a vitamin. It plays a key role in the cell’s energy generation.

Facts

Coenzyme Q10 is also known as ubiquinone. Ubiquinone derives from the Latin word ubique (everywhere). Coenzyme Q10 can be built by the body , the production decreases with increasing age.


Glucosamine

Found in sources such as shellfish (mainly in the shell) and meat.

Function

Glucosamine is part of cartilage and synovial fluid.

Facts

Glucosamine is an amino sugar and one of the most abundant monosaccharides. It was first prepared in 1876 by the hydrolysis of chitin (from lobster shell) with concentrated hydrochloric acid.


Hyaluronic acid

Mainly found in cockscombs.

Function

Hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind high amounts of water.

Facts

Hyaluronic acid is distributed widely throughout connective, epithelial, and neural tissues and in the vitreous body of the eye.


Collagen hydrolysate

Found in food with gelatine.

Function

Collagen is an important structural protein in animal and human bodies. It is found in skin, hair, tendons, cartilage and bones and affects the firmness of connective tissues and skin.

Facts

80% of skin and connective tissue consists of collagen. Collagen hydrolysate describes an enzymatically treated collagen.


Creatine

Found in sources such as venison, lean meat and
and wild caught fish

Function

Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise.*

Facts

Creatine supplies energy for muscles.

The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3 g of creatine.


Protein

Found in sources such as milk and diary products, meat,
fish, soya and nuts.

Function

Protein contributes to

  • a growth in muscle mass
  • the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones

Facts

Protein consists of amino acids. Eight amino acids are essential, they cannot be built by the body and have to be absorbed by daily nutrition. The recommend daily amount of protein for adults is 50 g.