Immucell Review & Giveaway!

Do you want healthy joints & skin?

A while back, Neocell gave me the opportunity to try 2 different products.




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They sent these over to me when I was trying to nurse my knee pain away before the Disney Marathon. The Collagen Sport came in chocolate or vanilla, and the stats all looked great. I won't go into great detail, because unfortunately I couldn't handle the taste. Despite trying it several different ways (with milk, or water I couldn't drink it. Blended with peanut butter and banana was the only way I could handle it). I know there are several bloggers who have tried it and loved it, but it was a no go for me. To read other's reviews check them out @ Women's Endurance Gear, Blonde Ponytail, I'm a Sleeper Baker, See Mom Run Far. Please check out their reviews, since I feel like I can't give it a fair review.

What I was wicked excited about, was the Immucell Collagen Type 2.
Since I'd been having unrelenting right knee pain, Jean @ Neocell encouraged me to try the Immucell to help me rehydrate my joints. 

• Ideal for those individuals suffering from joint issues and degenerative joint diseases
• High bioavailability with anti-inflammatory and pain modulating effects
• Aids in replenishment of body’s most abundant structural protein
• Supports collagen type 2 found in joints
• Assists in the maintenance and rebuilding of cartilage bones, joints and surrounding tissue
• Lubricates eyes and skin improving moisture levels, and joints promoting mobility

The directions say to take 4-6 capsules daily with Orange Juice or a Vitamin C drink, preferably in the morning on an empty stomach & wait 20 minutes before eating.

yay! No Knee pain!


Every day for weeks leading up to the marathon, I took my Immucell. You all remember that race day I had no knee pain at all. 

I'm certainly not saying that the Immucell was the only thing to help my knee pain. If you remember from my race report (HERE), I spent a lot of the marathon walking due to sickness. But I will tell you the knee felt great even in the weeks following the marathon, only to now be getting worse again since not taking it for 6 weeks or so.




From their website:

ImmuCell® Collagen Type 2 is a food sourced supplement that holds a high concentration of joint-saving nutrients including hyaluronic acid (HA), glucosamine, and high levels of chondroitin, the major components of joint cartilage. These necessary elements support and maintain healthy joints and repair the damage that causes pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Chondroitin also acts as an anti-inflammatory compound and pain modulator without the negative side effects of non-steroidal medicines while enhancing the synthesis of cartilage and HA. Supplementing with ImmuCell® Collagen Type 2 focuses on the regenerating effects for skin and connective tissue health.

 Life Extension magazine had an article in their February 2012 edition... (see the full story HERE)Conventional medical wisdom has long held that rheumatoid arthritis results from an autoimmune attack on joints, while osteoarthritis was thought to result from age-related “wear-and-tear.” 
For the first time, a team of researchersat Stanford University has demonstrated that this is not true!
It turns out that osteoarthritis is accompanied by the same pathological, pro-inflammatory immune factors involved in rheumatoid arthritis. Even more compelling was their finding that, if treatment is initiated before symptoms manifest, osteoarthritis may be entirely prevented.

If you read further in the article you'll see that Collagen supplements (including those contained in Immucell), fit that category. So, even if you are experiencing no joint pain, you may be able to prevent arthritis with supplementation.

My knee pain returning has convinced me to visit Amazon to replenish my stock.
You can buy a bottle with 120 capsules for about $17 HERE.

Want to Win some of your own to try?
Neocell has generously offered a bottle of Immucell Collagen Type 2 to one lucky winner!

How to Win
please leave a separate comment for each entry
1. Be or become a follower of my blog
2. Follow NeoCell on facebook HERE & tell them Running to Health sent you!
3. Like me on facebook HERE & tell me your best tip for staying injury free.
4. Spread the word! Blog, twitter, facebook (1 for each)

contest ends 2/27 @ midnight EST.
Good luck!




17 comments:

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Karen said...

Following! Would love to try it out!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

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Lauren said...

I liked neocell on fb and told them you sent me

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Mary said...

I follow!

Mary said...

I follow them on facebook!

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I facebooked you!

Lisa J said...

follow of your blog

Lisa J said...

liked neocell on facebook and let them know you sent me (linked you in the post)

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wrote what i do to remain injury free on your wall

Lisa J said...

added your giveaway to my sidebar!

 
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