Restore Your Mobile With Joint Flex UC II


UC-II® is a natural, patented new dietary ingredient to help promote joint health.

It contains undenatured (native) type II collagen that triggers the deactivation of the inflammatory process in the joints and helps the body rebuild joint cartilage.Single-sourced and manufactured in the USA, UC-II is the only natural undenatured type II collagen available as a powdered, shelf-stable nutritional ingredient (U.S. Patents 5,645,851, 5,637,321, 5,529,786, 5,750,144 and world-wide patents pending).


UC-II increases joint comfort, mobility and flexibility. Supported by clinical research, as well as extensive dog and horse studies, UC-II is proven both safe and effective for long-term use. A 40 mg daily dose of UC-II was shown to significantly reduce key parameters for joint pain measurement after 90 days of intervention during a randomized double-blind study in an older population experiencing joint discomfort and stiffness in the knees. UC-II reduced WOMAC (Western Ontario MacMaster) index score, which measures the difficulty in physical function, stiffness and pain in the knee, by 33%. VAS (Visual Analog Scale) was reduced by 40% and Lequesne score was reduced by 20%. Research results also showed that 40 mg of UC-II is more effective than 1,500 mg of glucosamine plus 1,200 mg of chondroitin. Studies in osteoarthritic dogs have shown that UC-II is more than twice as effective and works faster than glucosamine and chondroitin. In addition, objective ground force plate data in dogs further demonstrates the benefits of UC-II for increasing joint comfort, mobility and flexibility.


The recommended small 40 mg daily dosage of UC-II is available as a powder and soluble emulsion allowing manufacturers to formulate effective products with a small tablet size for greater consumer compliance. The small dosage also allows manufacturers to easily add value to multi-ingredient formulations of existing or new joint health products. UC-II is suitable for application in dietary supplements and food and beverages. An independent leading toxicology group concluded that UC-II is safe for human consumption (GRAS affirmed).


UC-II is made from chicken sternum cartilage using a patent-pending, low-temperature manufacturing process that ensures the biological activity of the undenatured type II collagen. This process has been validated by a very specific and highly sensitive immunological "ELISA" assay. Other forms of type II collagen sold as dietary ingredients are denatured, or hydrolyzed. Their molecular configuration has been altered, either through chemical or high-temperature processing, rendering them biologically inactive. According to Dr. David E. Trentham, Harvard University researcher and leading expert on type II collagen, "type II collagen must be in its native (undenatured) form to be effective."


1. Promotes healthy joints.

2. Promotes joint comfort.

3. Improves joint mobility and flexibility.

What's in a Color?

All tea technically comes from the same place—the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The variation you end up with depends on the nature and degree of processing.1

As soon as they're harvested, tea leaves begin to oxidize—the natural oils and phytochemicals in the leaves react with the oxygen in the air.

In order to make black tea, manufacturers will roll and crush the tea leaves to promote fuller oxidation. Green tea, on the other hand, is completely unoxidized. (Manufacturers apply immediate heat to the unwilted leaves, which halts the oxidation process.)

Oolong tea is partially oxidized—occupying a kind of middle ground between green tea and black tea. Meanwhile, white tea is only minimally oxidized, made from young leaves and buds left to whither in the sunlight after harvest before light processing. (In fact, it's the least processed of the bunch.)

Finally, there's so-called “red tea”—which really isn't a tea at all. Unlike black, green, oolong and white tea, red tea (or rooibos) comes from the African red bush. This places it under the general heading of “herbal tea”—a basic term for any botanical steeped in water.

These variations are the main factors that affect the appearance, flavor and aroma of your tea—as well as its polyphenol content.

Polyphenols are phytochemicals that plants generate to fend off predators. They also happen to be prime sources of dietary antioxidants. So it goes without saying that each unique polyphenol profile leads to a unique set of health benefits.

In other words, every type of tea has its own set of superpowers.

Green Tea for Cholesterol, Cancer and Crohn's

Of all the teas, green tea usually steals the spotlight where disease prevention is concerned. Because it's the least oxidized of all the popular teas, its polyphenol content—and most notably, the potent antioxidant epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)—remains largely intact.

So green tea's modern reputation as a liquid panacea isn't too surprising. In fact, research shows that it's an effective natural weapon against countless life-threatening conditions—from heart disease to diabetes and cancer.2

Studies indicate that green tea can keep your arteries flexible and combat high cholesterol. (You can cut your heart attack risk by more than 10 percent by drinking just three cups a day.3) Clinical research also shows that extracts of green tea can improve long-term blood sugar control.

But that's just for starters. A large body of research—including population, clinical and lab studies—shows that green tea and its polyphenols can prevent and halt cancer growth.

Suffice it to say that it's not a short list, either. The data runs the gamut, with evidence supporting significant protection against cancers of the breast, bladder, ovaries, colon, esophagus, lung, pancreas, prostate, skin and stomach.4-9

Other science-supported benefits include improvements in inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, and lower risk of liver disease—not to mention natural arthritis support and cold and flu prevention. And then, of course, there's one of green tea's most popular perks: it can boost your metabolism and aid in fat burning and weight loss.

In fact, some clinical research shows that drinking green tea can cut your risk of death by any cause.10 And with a résumé like this, it's pretty easy to see why.

Black Tea to Lower Blood Pressure and Stress

Thanks to its heavy oxidation, black tea has significantly lower levels of EGCG. But that doesn't mean it won't make you healthier. Black tea still boasts high quantities of other key polyphenols, including theaflavins, theanine and thearubigins.

Though it hasn't generated the same hype that green tea has, black tea still has a long list of clinically proven benefits.

For example, one recent randomized controlled trial showed that subjects who drank three cups of regular black tea daily benefited from significant drops in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.11 Other research indicates that black tea may help to prevent atherosclerosis, improve cholesterol levels and fight heart disease.12

These benefits aren't so surprising when you consider black tea's natural ability to calm your nerves and combat stress.

One randomized, double-blind trial showed that just six weeks of regular black tea consumption lowered levels of post-stress cortisol (one of your body's fight-or-flight hormones) and increased subjects' feelings of relaxation. It also reduced platelet activation, meaning black tea curbed risk of deadly blood clots.13

But that's not all. Like green tea, studies point to black tea as a potential foil for diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer—ovarian cancer, in particular.14 And if that wasn't enough, one recent clinical study showed that sipping black tea can even prevent cavities.15

Fire Up Fat-Burning with Oolong

It's tempting to dismiss oolong as a second-rate version of black tea or green tea. But that would be a big mistake.

Research shows that oolong tea contains a particularly high number of polymerized polyphenols—including theaflavins and thearubigens—which are generated during the oxidation process.

Oolong tea contains at least twice as many polymerized polyphenols as green tea. And they're different from the ones you'll find in fully oxidized black tea, too.

According to several studies, this makes oolong tea uniquely suited to burning fat and calories. In fact, research suggests that it can boost metabolism by as much as 10 percent.16-17

But that's not all oolong can do. Drinking large amounts of oolong tea may help to lower your blood sugar.18 And another clinical trial showed that it can help to wipe out stubborn cases of atopic dermatitis, too.19

In fact, more than half of the patients in this study benefited from a marked to moderate improvement after drinking just over 30 ounces of oolong per day for one month. And in some cases, an effect was evident in as little as one week.

Protect DNA and Ward Off Infection with White Tea

As the least processed of the teas, white tea ranks below green tea in EGCG content. Research shows, however, that it may give its more popular counterpart a run for its money on a few key fronts. Most notably, cancer prevention.

Over a decade ago now, researchers from Oregon State University discovered that white tea can inhibit deadly DNA mutations even more effectively than green tea. And animal studies suggested that it may be particularly beneficial for warding off colon cancer.20

But that's not the only arena where white tea excels. Research also shows that white tea is more effective than green tea at fighting germs and bacteria, too.

In fact, lab studies revealed that white tea extract was able to halt the growth of bacteria linked to strep infections, pneumonia and cavities. And it may have antifungal and antiviral properties as well.21

As an added bonus, one 2009 study showed that white tea polyphenols can block the breakdown of collagen and elastin.22 This means your white tea habit could also keep wrinkles, sagging and fine lines that plague aging skin at bay.

And white tea extracts may even silence genes linked to the creation of new fat cells…while instructing existing adipocytes to start burning the fat they already contain.23

Red Tea Fends Off Free Radicals

As an herbal “tea,” red rooibos doesn't have the same polyphenol profile as the other proper teas—containing zero catechins, including EGCG. But while red tea delivers a different blend of flavonoids, it comes with an equally impressive roster of benefits.

For one thing, research suggests it can modulate immunity, fight inflammation and boost antioxidant status. So it's not surprising that preliminary lab studies show that rooibos may block cancerous mutations and tumor formation.24-25

But this free radical fighting activity also makes it a beneficial form of natural protection against conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

According to one 2008 study, drinking six cups of red tea every day for six weeks can significantly reduce oxidative damage linked to cardiovascular disease, without any adverse side effects.26 Another study found that it can block angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)—a common target of blood pressure drugs.27