Frequently Asked Questions about Genacol®
- What is the difference between collagen and glucosamine?
- What's the difference between Genacol® and other collagen products such as those containing Type II collagen?
- How long must I take Genacol® before feeling and seeing results?
- Is it safe to take Genacol on a permanent basis?
- Why is it suggested that Genacol® be taken at bedtime?
- Who should take Genacol®?
- Can I take Genacol® if I am diabetic?
- Can I take Genacol® if I have a fragile stomach?
- Is Genacol® absorbed by the body?
- Are there certain health conditions in which it is recommended not to take Genacol®?
- Can I take Genacol® with medicines or other supplements?
- What's the meaning of AminoLock® Sequence Technology?
- Where is the collagen utilised in Genacol sourced from?
- What is the recommended retail price of Genacol?
1 - What is the difference between collagen and glucosamine?
- Collagen plays a more important role in the composition of the joint structure. For instance, the components of cartilage are 67 % collagen versus 1% glucosamine.
- Glucosamine acts more like a lubricant in the joints whereas collagen enhances and enables the repair and regeneration of the joint at all levels: tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, membranes and synovial liquid (lubrication).
- Recent research has shown that the Glucosamine molecule is too large for optimal absorption and hence is less effective. Collagen is smaller and hence is absorbed better. Genacol absorption is further enhanced as it micornised and predigtested which allows absorption rates of between 95 and 100%.
2 - What's the difference between Genacol® and other products such as those containing Type II collagen?
Genacol® is the top selling collagen supplement globally due to its proven effectiveness and its track record of success. What differentiates it is our unique, trademarked manufacturing technique called AminoLock® Sequence Technology, a process unique to Genacol®. This process enhances the concentration of collagen up to ten times of that of it’s competitors making it far more effective. Genacol promotes the production of all five of the main types of collagen, thus making it a far more complete and effective product.
Lastly the product is pre-digested and micronized in the production process which means that the body is able to absorb between 95 and 100% of the daily dosage compared to other supplements who have absorption rates of between 25 and 50%.top
3 - How long must I take Genacol® before feeling and seeing results?
Results will vary but typically the body takes 1 month to increase the levels of collagen within the body and repair the damage done. We suggest taking Genacol® for 1 to 3 months before you will feel and visibly see benefits. As collagen levels decrease as we age we recommend that Genacol® is taken on a permanent basis in order to maintain the benefits of the product.top
4 - Is it safe to take Genacol® on a permanent basis?
Genacol® is made up of collagen which is a naturally occurring substance within the body. Since it’s launch in 2000 no side effects have been recorded and hence the product is entirely safe to consume on a permanent basis.top
5 - Why is it suggested to take Genacol® at bedtime?
It is best to take Genacol® at bedtime, as it is in the alpha phase, i.e., the first 90 minutes of sleep, that the body repairs itself. At this precise point, the body searches for the nutrients that are necessary for its regeneration. The essential nutrients contained in Genacol® are then most readily available when needed most. However, even though it's better to take Genacol® at night, certain circumstances may make it impossible or uncomfortable to to take it before climbing into bed. In this case, Genacol® can be taken in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast. You will still have the same benefits.top
6 - Who should take Genacol®?
Given that the body produces less collagen with aging, beginning from the age of 25, every adult can benefit from supplementing with Genacol®. In many cases the benefits may be different, if started at a young age, Genacol® will assist to reduce the signs of aging and slow the degeneration associated with agin leading to arthritis and other aging ailments. For those who are already suffering, Genacol® can help reduce the signs and symptoms of the various ailments associated with aging.top
7 - Can I take Genacol® if I am diabetic?
Contrary to glucosamine, Genacol® should not affect the glucose level in your blood. Collagen does not affect blood sugar levels. And since Genacol® is collagen, you can safely use this product without any fear. Therefore people with diabetes can benefit fully from our collagen product, Genacol® Please consult your health care professional for advice on taking Genacol®.top
8 - Can I take Genacol® if I have a fragile stomach?
Yes, there is no contraindication in taking Genacol® for people with a fragile stomach. To facilitate digestion, you can remove the collagen powder from the capsule and take it with water. Some people who have taken the product have experienced some discomfort as their body adjusts to the increased collagen levels within the body but in most if not all of the cases this only lasted for a period of a week and once the body had adjusted, they enjoyed the positive benefits of Genacol®. If you have any concerns or experience any discomfort you can reduce the discomfort by weening the body onto the product by starting with one capsule a day for a week, increasing it to two capsules in the second week and then going to the full dosage of three capsules a day in the third week.top
9 - Is Genacol® absorbed by the body?
Genacol® is pre-digested and micronised in the manufacturing phase which allows it to have an absorption rate of between 95 and 100%. This absorption rate is far superior to most of it’s competitors who have an absorption rate of between 25 and 50%.top
10 - Are there certain health conditions in which it is recommended not to take Genacol®?
Genacol® is safe to take in all conditions and there are no contraindications with any medications. However, information on the safe use of collagen while pregnant or breastfeeding is insufficient and therefore, we recommend that you get a medical opinion before starting supplementation.top
11 - Can I take Genacol® with medicines or other supplements?
There are no medical interaction or contraindications with other medicines or supplements when using Genacol®. However, we recommend you get a medical opinion before starting supplementation.top
12 - What's the meaning of AminoLock® Sequence Technology?
AminoLock® Sequence Technology is a unique, trademarked process utilised in the manufacturing of Genacol®. This process enhances the concentration of collagen as well as allowing Genacol® to promote the production of all of the five main types of collagen lost in the normal aging process. In order for a similar supplement to have the same effectiveness as Genacol®, it would be necessary to have up to ten times more collagen. This process makes Genacol® the only product on the market with this concentration of collagen making Genacol®, the global leader in collagen supplementation.top
13 - Where is the collagen utilised in Genacol® sourced from?
Genacol® is manufactured in our specialized manufacturing facility in Canada where only cattle hide "splits" are used as a source of collagen. Hide splits are the central part of the animal hide between the inner and outer skins and is used to guarantee no contact with blood or live tissue. This guarantees that the collagen utilised is safe from any disease. Genacol® capsule and it's contents therefore consist only of collagen and gelatine sourced from bovine origin.top
14 - What is the recommended retail price of Genacol®?
Prices may vary within various retailers but the recommended prices for Genacol® are as follows:
- Genacol® 90 Capsules – R220
- Genacol® Instant Gel 50g – R81
- Genacol® Instant Gel 100g – R135