This contains Type 2 Collagen. There are 2 types of collagen. Types 1 and 3 to support skin, muscles, bones, hair and nails health. Type 2 mainly supports joint and cartilage health (great for osteoarthritis). Collagen type 2 comes from chicken cartilage while type 1 is from bovine (beef) collagen. I take type 1 and 3 because i want to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin elasticity / hydration. I also have brittle nails and thin hair, type 1 and 3 is perfect for me. My husband takes collagen type 2 as he often experiences joint pain. This has helped him tremendously in reducing inflammation in joints. A good amount of Hyaluronic Acid also help to ease the joint pain. So please choose the type of collagen based on your health concern.
I did like it although I reacted quite heavy on this MSM. stomach acid from here to there. But that is a personal problem so I use them separate, if you can handle two in one, this is a good one to use
Great product - been taking 1 capsule per night for years now to relieve painful joints although more recently I take 2 capsules ! Be great if Dr's Best made a cap with a higher dose, or made available 120 or even 240 cap bottles.
I take it for joint pain/cartilage support. Started taking HA for my knees in '05. I'd tried pretty much every glucosamine/joint supplement carried at my local Walgreens, nothing had any effect. Both knees had gotten so painful that walking was like trying to limp on both legs, and the bicycling I did for non-impact exercise was out of the question. Bottle said it might take a couple weeks to notice results, I saw a reduction in pain after 3 days(was able to stop using my knee support straps), and the pain was gone after a couple weeks. The problem is my body has pretty much gotten used to the supplement, so my biggest fear is running out or forgetting to take it. Suffered a back injury in '93(that's why I need non-impact exercise), and if I run out/forget to take HA for a day or two, a disc in my spine collapses and I'm laid up for a few days. Forgot to take it with me on a trip once, was practically in a panic trying to find a health food store in a small town. Paid almost double the Amazon price and was glad to do it! Taught me a lesson. The Amazon subscription service takes that particular worry off my mind. Hyaluronic Acid may not work for everyone, but I'm a VERY happy user.