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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 located in Blainville, on the north shore of Montreal. Our range of natural products exceeds industry quality standards and is dedicated to relieving joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Collagen is the key ingredient in our products. It is the most important structural protein in the body. Stiffness and joint pain are a precursor sign to a lack of collagen.

Genacol is the number one brand of natural products for joint health and we are distributed 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 patent-pending technology focuses on the amino acids that are the building blocks of collagen from bovine source. The result of this improved enzymatic hydrolysis is an exclusive collagen molecule called AminoLock Collagen.

Is AminoLock Collagen easily absorbed?

Developed by Genacol”s Research and Development division, this patent-pending technology focuses on the amino acids that are the building blocks of collagen from bovine source. The result of this improved enzymatic hydrolysis is an exclusive collagen molecule called AminoLock Collagen.

Thanks to the AminoLock Sequence Technology, this improved enzymatic hydrolysis made it possible to obtain collagen at less than 1 kilodalton (kDa), the lowest molecular weight in the world.

This means that unlike other This means that unlike other hydrolyzed collagen supplements that the body struggles to absorb, AminoLock® Collagen peptides are 3 times smaller. Since it is smaller, it crosses the barrier of the digestive system more easily… so has superior bioavailability for better results.

Which Genacol products should I take?

By targeting your needs and the desired benefits, you can opt for one or more Genacol products. Consult the description of each product on our website to learn more about each of them. The Recommendations sections will give you more information on the properties of each products.

If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice!

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

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

Can I take Genacol products with medication?

For Genacol Original Formula and Genacol Pain Relief products, there is no drug interaction. Regarding the other products in our range, we suggest you read our products recommandation on our website or on the label and to consult your pharmacist, especially concerning all medication for high blood pressure.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure 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! Without collagen, we would be real puddles!

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 osteoarthritis, joint pain, back pain, wrinkles, a lack of strength and/or flexibility and more.

Genacol products supplies amino acids that contribute to the maintenance of collagen in our body. Results can be achieved by using them on a regular basis. 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 learn more about this in our Health Blog

Genacol Original Formula

What is Genacol Original Formula?

Genacol Original Formula is the very first product of Genacol, launched in 2000. It contains only our exclusive active ingredient: Collagen AminoLock. It is a suitable product for people with medical restrictions with some other ingredients.

Genacol Original Formula is available in capsules or in 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 capsules supplements.

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).

Despite its very low glucose content, the gentle green apple flavor in Genacol Original Liquid Formula makes consumers like the product intake.

What are the contraindications?

There is no known drug interaction with taking Genacol Original Formula. It is a concentrated protein complex also considered as a nutritional supplement.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Optimum

What is Genacol Optimum?

Genacol Optimum is a complete formula offering 4 essential ingredients for joint health. AminoLock Collagen regenerates cartilage, Glucosamine lubricates joints, Chondroitin protects against tissue degeneration and MSM preserves tendons and ligaments.

This 4-in-1 solution is offered in liquid form or tablets.

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 tablets supplements but have a salty taste due to glucosamine.

Genacol Optimum in tablets is an option to obtain all the benefits of the product 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, which may interact with medications high blood pressure medication. In addition, glucosamine is extracted from the shell of crustaceans such as crab and shrimp. People who are allergic to seafood should therefore pay special attention to it, or even not consume it depending on the intensity of their allergy.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are 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 regenerates cartilage and reduces joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. It is combined to 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, it is important to consult your pharmacist if you take anticoagulants.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure 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.

AminoLock Collagen regenerates cartilage and reduces joint pain while Glucosamine improves the quality of synovial fluid, a natural lubricant for the joints.

What are the contraindications?

Genacol Plus contains Glucosamine, which may interact with medications high blood pressure medication. In addition, glucosamine is extracted from the shell of crustaceans such as crab and shrimp. People who are allergic to seafood should therefore pay special attention to it, or even not consume it depending on the intensity of their allergy.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Sleep & Joints

Does Genacol Sleep & Joints make you sleepy in the morning?

Genacol Sleep & Joints contains Melatonin, the natural sleep hormone that helps to control sleep/wake cycles. It also increases the quality and total duration of sleep. If taken at bedtime, it won’t cause sleepiness or drowsiness in the morning.

What are the contraindications?

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Consumption of melatonin with alcohol or other medication or health products with sedative effects is not recommended.

If you have a following condition, consult a health care practitioner prior to use: asthma, depression, diabetes or hypoglycemia, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, disease of the immune system, hormonal problems, clotting disorders, seizure disorders.

If you take one or more of the following medications, consult a health care practitioner prior to use: anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, immunosuppressants, medication for blood pressure, sedatives, hypnotics or psychotropics, steroids.

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Consult a health care practitioner before use if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, if you have stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid or if symptoms persist or worsen.

Genacol Anti-Inflammatory

What is Genacol Anti-inflammatory?

Genacol Anti-inflammatory is a unique complex of AminoLock Collagen, Curcumin (standardized to 95% curcuminoids) and BioPerine®. This natural combination has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and is stomach-friendly compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient contained in Turmeric. Genacol Anti-Inflammatory contains a very high concentration of curcumin (95% curcuminoids), which can be easily assimilated by our body thanks to the addition of BioPerine®, a patented black pepper extract that increases curcumin assimilation and the effectiveness of its properties by 20x.

What are the contraindications?

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction, if you have stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid, or if you are taking any medications or natural health products.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.

Genacol Pain Relief

What is Genacol Pain Relief?

Genacol Pain Relief is the combination of AminoLock Collagen and Natural Soluble Eggshell Membrane. These two ingredients work together to relieves joint pain associated with osteoarthritis, to reduce inflammation and improve joint mobility.

Genacol Pain Relief allows you to quickly feel the benefits… in less than 5 days.

How Genacol Pain Relief can provide results in less than 5 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® daily was associated with a significant reduction in stiffness within 5 days and improvement in mobility.

Combined AminoLock Collagen, Genacol exclusive ingredient supported by 3 clinical studies, both ingredients works together to provide excellent results in relieving joint pain and improving mobility quickly… in less than 5 days!

(1) Source: Journal of Medicinal Food (Journal of Medicinal Food; September 2019)

What are the contraindications?

There are no known medicinal contraindications to use Genacol Pain Relief product. However, people allergic to eggs should consult their health care practitioner or avoid consuming this product.

It is recommended to consult a health care practitioner or pharmacist to make sure that our products or any other supplements are right for you.