The various tissues of the body are bound together by connective tissue, the most abundant type of tissue in the human body.
Connective tissue forms the framework and provides support for all tissues of the body including the bone, muscles, skin, joints and the central nervous system. Collagen constitutes about 80% of all connective tissues in the body and thus influences the body in a major way. The proportion of collagen gradually decreases with ageing, especially after the age of 25 to 35 years. There are some special connective tissues like reticular connective tissue, adipose tissue, cartilage, bone, and blood with their own special functions. Since it is present in all components of the body, it is an important part of health prevention and management.
There are more than 200 diseases that relate to connective tissues and commonly affect the muscle, joints and skin, while it can affect the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and blood vessels. Lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart failure are increasingly being associated with changes or deficiencies in various connective tissues of the body.
NutriNZ Maxi OMEGA-3 Plus: 60 SoftGel Caps
A positive feature of red krill oil is that it helps in relieving arthritis symptoms and provides nourishment to joint cartilage, tendons and connective tissues. Red Krill Oil includes important nutrients such as Omega-3 that form the structural basis of stronger cell membranes and joints.
NutriNZ Green Lipped Mussel: 4,000mg/90 VegeCaps
Rich in minerals, mucopolysaccharides or glycosaminoglycans, proteins and lipids which are responsible for assisting the restorative processes in the joints. The Omega-3 fatty acid content provides anti-inflammatory properties for joint health
NutriNZ Premium Grade New Zealand Marine Collagen: 90 VegeCaps
Collagen lost due to ageing is replaced by taking marine collagen and it also has a beneficial effect on your bones, joints and improves sleep patterns. It regenerates lean body mass, and improves circulation assisting the healing process.