Frequently Asked Questions

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General

What is Genacol?

Genacol is a proud family-owned business, born in 2000, thanks to the visionary spirit of its founder Guy Michaud. Our head office is based in Blainville, on the north shore of Montreal in Canada. Our range of joint care supplements exceeds industry quality standards and is dedicated to relieving joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. AminoLock Collagen is the key ingredient in our products. Collagen is the most important structural protein in the body. Stiffness and joint discomfort are precursor signs of a lack of collagen. Genacol is the number one collagen brand for joint health, and our products are available in more than 40 countries. You can visit the About Us page to learn more.

What does AminoLock® Collagen mean?

Genacol’s AminoLock Collagen is a bioactive collagen hydrolysate complex created using an enzymatic process called AminoLock Sequence Technology. Developed by Genacol”s Research and Development division, this patented technology focuses on the amino acids that are the building blocks of collagen from a bovine source. This improved enzymatic hydrolysis is an exclusive ultra-hydrolyzed collagen molecule called AminoLock Collagen.

Is AminoLock Collagen easily absorbed?

Thanks to the AminoLock Sequence Technology, this improved enzymatic hydrolysis made it possible to obtain ultra-hydrolyzed collagen at less than one kilodalton (kDa), the lowest molecular weight in the world. This means that, unlike hydrolyzed collagen supplements that the body struggles to absorb, AminoLock® Collagen peptides are smaller. Since it is smaller, it crosses the barrier of the digestive system more easily… so it has superior bioavailability for better results. A collaborative research project with McGill University confirmed that our AminoLock Collagen is indeed different and has demonstrated its superior bioavailability. In addition, this innovative research showed that several peptides important for joint health are better absorbed and metabolized than generic collagen.

Which Genacol products should I take?

You can opt for one or more Genacol products by targeting your needs and the desired benefits. Consult the description of our products on our website to learn more about each of the differences and characteristics. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us to seek some advice!

Can I do a long-term use of Genacol products?

All Genacol products can be used regularly every day to maintain the benefits on your joints. There are no restrictions for the period of use.

Can I take Genacol products with medication?

There is no drug interaction for Genacol Original Formula and Genacol Pain Relief products. We suggest you read our recommendations for each on our website or the label regarding the other products in our range. In doubt, we suggest you consult your pharmacist, especially concerning all medication for high blood pressure. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Why is collagen so important?

Collagen is an important structural protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. It is found everywhere: joints, ligaments, connective tissue, skin … In fact, it acts like the “glue” that holds our bodies together!

Natural collagen production begins to decline in our 30s by 1% every year and even more once we are in our 50s. This collagen reduction causes, over time, joint discomfort, stiffness, wrinkles, a lack of strength and flexibility and more.

Genacol products supply amino acids that contribute to the maintenance of collagen in our body. Results can be achieved by using them regularly. They contribute to the development and maintenance of cartilage by providing the elements that our body no longer produces because of the normal aging process. You can read more on the importance of collagen for your body in our Health Blog.

Genacol Original Formula

What is Genacol Original Formula?

Genacol Original Formula is the very first Genacol product, launched in 2000. It contains only AminoLock Collagen as the main active ingredient. Genacol Original is a suitable product for people with medical restrictions with some other ingredients. Genacol Original Formula is available in both capsules or liquid form.

What is the difference between Genacol Original Formula and Genacol Original Liquid Formula?

Both products contain the same active ingredient: AminoLock Collagen. However, Genacol Original Liquid Formula offers an easy-to-consume liquid alternative for people who have difficulty consuming supplements in capsule form.

Does Genacol Original Liquid Formula contain added sugar?

Genacol is proud to offer high-quality natural products. Genacol Original Liquid Formula contains stevia, a natural low-glucose sweetener. No sugar is added to our liquid formulas (Genacol Optimum and Genacol Original Liquid Formula).

What are the contraindications?

There is no known drug interaction for Genacol Original Formula. It is a concentrated protein complex also considered a nutritional supplement. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Optimum

What is Genacol Optimum?

Genacol Optimum is a complete formula offering four essential ingredients for joint health. AminoLock Collagen, Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM reduce joint pain and protect against cartilage deterioration. This 4-in-1 solution is provided in tablets or liquid form.

What is the difference between Genacol Optimum in liquid and the one in tablets?

The two products contain the same active ingredients and are therefore equivalent. However, Genacol Optimum Liquid offers an easy-to-consume liquid alternative to satisfy people who have difficulty consuming tablet supplements but have a salty taste due to glucosamine. Genacol Optimum in tablets is an option to obtain all the product’s benefits in liquid form but without the salty taste.

Does Genacol Optimum contain added sugar?

Genacol is proud to offer high-quality natural products. Genacol Optimum contains stevia, a natural low-glucose sweetener. No sugar is added to our liquid formulas (Genacol Optimum and Genacol Original Liquid Formula).

What are the contraindications?

Genacol Optimum contains Glucosamine. Although this ingredient is synthesized from the shell of crustaceans like crabs and shrimps, it is not considered a risk for people with shellfish allergies. If in doubt, depending on your condition, do not hesitate to consult your pharmacist.

As this is a formula containing several active ingredients added to AminoLock Collagen, it is best to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure this product is right for you.

Genacol Bone & Joint

What is Genacol Bone & Joint?

Genacol Bone & Joint is formulated to maintain strong bones and healthy joints. AminoLock Collagen reduces joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It is combined with a complex of essential vitamins and minerals that reduce the loss of bone density. This innovative product contains Boron and 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 to optimize the absorption of calcium and magnesium also present in the product and maximize results on bone health.

What are the contraindications?

Before taking Genacol Bone & Joint, we suggest you consult your pharmacist if you take anticoagulants. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Plus

What is Genacol Plus?

Genacol Plus is the winning combination of AminoLock Collagen and Glucosamine, two elements found naturally in the joint structure. AminoLock Collagen reduces joint pain, and Glucosamine improves the quality of synovial fluid, a natural lubricant for the joints.

What are the contraindications?

Genacol Plus contains Glucosamine. Although this ingredient is synthesized from the shell of crustaceans like crabs and shrimps, it is not considered a risk for people with shellfish allergies. If in doubt, depending on your condition, do not hesitate to consult your pharmacist. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Turmeric Curcumin

What is Genacol Turmeric Curcumin?

Genacol Genacol Turmeric Curcumin is a unique complex of ultra-hydrolyzed AminoLock Collagen, Curcumin (standardized to 95% curcuminoids) and BioPerine®. This natural combination has powerful antioxidant properties and is more stomach-friendly than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

What is Turmeric Curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient contained in Turmeric. Genacol Turmeric Curcumin includes a very high concentration of Curcumin (95% curcuminoids), which can be easily assimilated by our body thanks to the addition of BioPerine®. This patented black pepper extract increases Turmeric Curcumin assimilation and the effectiveness of its beneficial properties by twenty times.

What are the contraindications?

Before choosing Genacol Turmeric Curcumin, consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you are taking any medications or natural health products. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Joint & Mobility

What is Genacol Joint & Mobility?

Genacol Joint & Mobility combines AminoLock Collagen and Natural Soluble Eggshell Membrane. These two ingredients work together to relieve joint discomfort and improve joint mobility. Thanks to Genacol Joint & Mobility, feel the results in as little as five days!

How Genacol Joint & Mobility can provide results in as little as five days?

The Soluble Eggshell Membrane contains essential elements for maintaining joint health. This ingredient is patented and is supported by a clinical study(1) which indicated that taking 450 mg of BiovaFlex® Eggshell Membrane daily was associated with a significant reduction in stiffness within five days and improvement in mobility.

Combined with ultra-hydrolyzed AminoLock Collagen, both ingredients work together to provide excellent results in supporting joint comfort and mobility… in as little as five days! (1) Source: Journal of Medicinal Food (Journal of Medicinal Food; September 2019)

What are the contraindications?

There are no known medicinal contraindications to using Genacol Joint & Mobility joint care supplement. However, people allergic to eggs should avoid consuming this product or consult their health care practitioner before taking the product. It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to ensure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

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