All cells building our body and its organs multiply and die in an orderly fashion that assures our optimum health. Our body’s cells are surrounded by a biological mesh made of collagen and other natural components called connective tissue. This tissue can be temporarily dissolved with the help of collagen digestive enzymes, called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) to accommodate new cell growth or other biological functions, and it is quickly rebuilt in a healthy condition.
Dr. Rath identified key natural substances, such as L-Lysine and Vitamin C which are essential for maintaining connective tissue strength and integrity. These natural components work in biological synergy with other amino acids, trace elements, plant derived polyphenols (quercetin and green tea extract) and a natural blend of collagen peptides to support optimum function of connective tissue necessary for maintaining healthy cell growth.
The Dr. Rath Healthy Cell Growth Formula is built on our pioneering scientific research and our innovative ‘nutrient synergy’ approach. Our scientific advances in these areas are applied in selecting and analyzing effective combinations of natural compounds for maximum health benefits.*
Key Synergy Nutrients: Vitamin C, the B-vitamins, Lysine, Proline, N-acetyl cysteine, Collagen hydrolizate, Green tea extract, Quercetin and many others.
Vitamin C: Plays a critical role in the production of collagen and ensures its proper structure. Vitamin C is essential for strong connective tissue, and is also the most important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and protects cells from free radical damage. It participates in numerous biochemical reactions that generate cellular energy and acts synergistically with lysine, proline and other nutrients.
Lysine: Lysine is an essential amino acid, which signifies that it must be obtained from the diet and is an important building block of collagen fibers. Lysine also helps in collective tissue stabilization.
Green tea extract: Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) is a type of green tea extract that has significant antioxidant properties.
Quercetin: Quercetin is a type of flavonoid found in apples, onions and citrus bioflavonoids. Due to its potent antioxidant properties, quercetin can be very beneficial. It inactivates free radicals, and supports healthy function of the immune system. According to Dr. Rath’s research team, quercetin is proven to work in synergy with EGCG and therefore increase the protective effects of EGCG on the body’s cells.
Collagen hydrolysate: Collagen hydrolysate is a type of collagen that is easily absorbed into the blood stream when consumed in a form of a dietary supplement. Collagen is a very important protein for our health – about 30% of the total body proteins are collagen