Protein is an important part of the make-up of the body, and it is a vital nutrient for anybody looking to maintain good overall health.
The Collagen is the perfect protein add-on to any diet. It helps to give your body the protein boost it needs, in a completely natural way. Since ancient times, collagen has been known to benefit human health. For centuries, people have been consuming collagen in the form of bone broth to support their joint and bone health and in more recent times, to promote skin beauty.
What does Collagen do?
Collagen is the major protein in the connective tissues of the body. It holds all living tissues together and ensures the integrity, elasticity and regeneration of skin, cartilage and bones. It is the most abundant protein, representing almost 30% of all human protein content. It affects almost every part of our body that has connective tissue, including the heart, skin, lungs, muscles, hair, arteries, bones, joints, discs, cartilage, nails, blood cells, liver, and prostate.
Why do we need collagen?
Collagen production in our body peaks around the age of 20, and as we age, the body’s production of collagen metabolism slows down causing a gradual deterioration of collagen fibers in all connective tissues.
This degradation process will affect different parts of our body;
As skin cells become less active, the collagen network that provides skin firmness and structure breaks down. Skin becomes dehydrated and thinner, plus lines, wrinkles and deep furrows start to appear.
Lower levels of collagen and other matrix components caused by ageing can lead to loss of cartilage and joint function. This results in joint discomfort.
Bone turnover becomes imbalanced, that means there is more bone loss than bone formation.
This causes bones to become more fragile and easier to break.
A gradual loss of muscle mass and strength caused by ageing can affect balance, gait (manner of walking) and overall mobility.
What is Collagen Peptides?
Collagen is a specific type of collagen that is pre-engineered to be easier to absorb. Instead of forcing your body to break down amino acids and then re-assemble those amino acids into collagen, Collagen Peptides skips that step.
Collagen Peptides basically gives your body small, usable chain peptides and amino acids that are ready to go within your body.
This collagen supplement is made from high-grade gelatin (extracted from cattle hides). A formula might look something like this:
– 83% Protein
– 15% Water
– 2% Minerals
Gelatin actually contains all the essential amino acids required by the human body (except one, tryptophan). Those amino acids include glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, glutamic acid, alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, and several others.