Twinlab MaxiLIFE Collagen Type II Description: Supports Healthy Joint Function and Structure With Hyaluronic Acid Gluten Free Collagen is the glue that holds the body together. It connects and supports our skin, bone, tendons, muscles, and cartilage. Collagen plays a particular important role in the maintenance of healthy joints. It is a building block of joint cartilage and the structural protein found in joints. But as we age, the quality and quantity of collagen in our bodies tends to deteriorate, which can effect the function of joints. Collagen Type II with Hyaluronic Acid contains a patented, 100% pure Type II Collagen extracted from chicken cartilage. Though there are over 14 difference types of collagen, only Type II collagen has been shown effective in clinical research. The collagen in this formula, along with naturally occurring levels of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, helps to promote joint health.