Clinical Research

Clinical Research of Calorad® & Collagen

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Oral Type II Collagen
Role of Collagen Hydrolysate in Bone and Joint Disease
Oral desensitization in the treatment of human immune diseases
Effects of Collagen Hydrolysat on Fibromyalgia

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with oral type II collagen. Results of a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Barnett ML, Kremer JM, St Clair EW, Clegg DO, Furst D, Weisman M, Fletcher MJ, Chasan-Taber S, Finger E, Morales A, Le CH, Trentham DE.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA

Positive effects were observed with CII at the lowest dosage tested, and the presence of serum antibodies to CII at baseline may predict response to therapy. No side effects were associated with this novel therapeutic agent. Further controlled studies are required to assess the efficacy of this treatment approach.

Role of Collagen Hydrolysate in Bone and Joint Disease

Moskowitz RW.

Case Western Reserve University, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, USA.

Collagen hydrolysate is of interest as a therapeutic agent of potential utility in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Its high level of safety makes it attractive as an agent for long-term use in these chronic disorders.

Oral desensitization in the treatment of human immune diseases

Vischer TL.

Division of Rheumatology, Hospital Cantonal Universitaire, Geneve, Switzerland.

Collagen-induced arthritis has been successfully modified in animals by feeding of collagen II. In man, one open, uncontrolled trial and one other placebo controlled blind trial have been reported, and these are discussed (Trentham et al., Science 261, 1727, 1993). These trials suggest that oral desensitization might be useful and devoid of side effects. Subreum is a peptic E. coli extract containing heat shock protein 60. Its efficacy as a disease-controlling agent in RA has been documented (Clin. Exp. Rheum. 11, p. 121, 1993). It is given orally. Data suggesting that Subreum acts by oral desensitization are discussed.

The Effects of Collagen Hydrolysat on Symptoms of Chronic Fibromyalgia and Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Gary B. Olson, D.D.S.; Sue Savage. M.B.S; JoAnn Olson, R.P.P.

Twenty (20) people who had medically diagnosed fibromyalgia for two to 15+ years participated in and completed a 90-day evaluation to determine effects of collagen hydrolysat on symptoms of chronic fibromyalgia, with twelve reporting temporomandibular joint pain. Collagen hydrolysat is a food supplement that is available without prescription, with no known side effects. Participants were evaluated initially and then at 30-, 60-, and 90day periods. Final results were obtained and comparisons made. The average pain complaint levels decreased significantly in an overall group average, and dramatically with some individuals. It was concluded that patients with fibromyalgia and concurrent temporomandibular joint problems may gain symptomatic improvement in their chronic symptoms by taking collagen hydrolysat. Calorad is not a medication, this is a dietary supplement. Each individual is different therefore they need to try it for themselves to see how this will help them.

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