Quality Of Life Labs Cartiflex Joint Support - 60 Capsules
Quality Of Life Labs Cartiflex Joint Support features two clinically tested ingredients: BioCell Collagen and chondroitin sulfate. BioCell Collagen is a patented ingredient whose composition is similar to your own joints. In addition to providing highly absorbable hydrolyzed type II collagen peptides (the main type of collagen in joint cartilage), it contains hyaluronic acid (which lubricates the joints) and chondroitin (which supports the matrix structure of cartilage). For even greater benefit, Cartiflex also includes extra chondroitin sulfate. These ingredients have been shown in numerous double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials to:
- Improve joint flexibility and mobility.
- Help cushion and lubricate the joints.
- Promote a more active daily life.
A joint is the place where two bones are connected. The bones are covered with a layer of slippery cartilage, which enables them to glide against each other seamlessly. Unfortunately, though the normal aging process, the cartilage begins to wear out, impairing easy movement.
Quality of Life Questions & Answers
Are their products vegetarian?
Whenever possible. Quality of Life formulates their products to be vegetarian and provides them in vegetarian capsules made from vegetable cellulose. However, many of the most-researched nutritional ingredients are derived from animal products, such as vitamin D3, chondroitin, collagen, and Neptune krill oil. Because of their commitment to clinically efficacious products, when they have to choose between a vegetarian form of an ingredient (such as vitamin D2) or an animal-derived, yet more efficacious form (such as vitamin D3), they choose to prioritize the more scientifically validated form.
Can your products be safely taken together?
In general, yes. Because their products are formulated for specific conditions, there is very little ingredient overlap among them. In some cases, where an ingredient has multiple functions (such as vitamin D), it may be included in several products, but rarely at the upper intake level (the highest level of a nutrient that can be taken ongoing with no side effects). For example, the upper intake level for vitamin D is 4,000 IU and the vitamin D content of Quality of Life products ranges from 400 to 2,000 IU per day.
Are their products safe to use while pregnant/breastfeeding?
As with any nutritional supplement, you should always consult with a health care practitioner when assessing the safety of any Quality of Life product while pregnant or breastfeeding.
When is the best time to take their products?
Some products are best taken on an empty stomach, while others are better taken with food. The very best time to take your supplements is when you remember to take them! When it comes to results, consistency is more important than timing.
Do their products contain any allergens?
Quality of Life complies with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which took effect January of 2006 and mandates that any product containing one of the eight major allergens - milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans - be clearly labeled.
About Quality of Life
Incorporated in 1998, Quality of Life was established with the mission to provide American consumers with access to AHCC and other life-changing nutraceutical ingredients. For over a decade, Quality of Life has been the leader in bringing clinically backed ingredients from all over the world in finished product form to the U.S. market.