Collagen type II is a component of animal cartilage. Due to its flexibility and high tolerance for stretching, it is encountered in tendons, as well as is one of the basic skin building element. It is recommended as a dietary supplement in the young animals, so as to enhance the development of correct bone structure. It may also be used as a dietary supplement in the aging animals, when administered regularly, it greatly enhances the functioning of the joints and improves overall look of the skin.
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Collagen, although within its own right not actually involved in the development of cartilage, is often standardized for chondroitin, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid content, which are actively involved in the regeneration and protection of articular cartilage.