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HYDROLIZED COLLAGEN

PURE COLLAGEN HYDROLYZED

What Is It And What Is It Used For

 

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage, and ligaments. Consider adding in an extra serving of this vital protein for a healthier you. Collagen has basic building blocks that promote skin elasticity | holds together your bones and muscles | protects your organs |provides structure to joints

THE WONDER OF COLLAGEN

Collagen protein is vital for living and makes up nearly a third of all the proteins in our bodies. Collagen is the primary substance of connective tissue found in our joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, arteries and organs.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLAGEN

Type I collagen is the most abundant in the human body, representing 90% of all collagen types in the body. It forms 90% of the bone organic mass and is the major collagen of tendons, ligaments, cornea and many interstitial connective tissues. It is also the main component of human skin (80%).

Collagen types II and III are the second most prevalent of all types of collagen protein.

A frequently asked question is whether Collagen Type I can build joint cartilage since Type II is more associated with cartilage. Scientific research has proven that Collagen Type I does indeed build joint cartilage.

THE MEANING OF HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN

Our bodies are wholly dependent on collagen protein. It is the most abundant and functional protein in our bodies. However, the collagen protein molecule is too large to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Basically, we need to consume enough collagen and digest it into smaller units which our bodies can absorb into the bloodstream. The bloodstream can then carry these basic collagen building blocks (called amino acids and small peptides) to collagen-producing cells.

However, the consumption and digestion of collagen is often difficult. Due to our busy western lifestyle, our diets most often do not supply sufficient basic collagen building blocks and our metabolic processes, needed for digestion, start slowing down from a young age.

Hydrolyzed Collagen is a concentrated and pre-digested collagen protein that is sufficient in supply and can easily be absorbed into the bloodstream. The bloodstream can then carry these amino acids and small peptides to collagen-producing cells where more collagen is produced.

The process of hydrolysis is a natural enzymatic process that is simulated and well-controlled in a food factory, during the production of hydrolyzed collagen. Thereby producing enough of the correct basic collagen building blocks (amino acids and peptides) to be used by the body to build its own collagen protein.

SO WHERE DOES COLLAGEN FIT IN?
Collagen protein is the primary component of connective tissue.
Connective tissue consists mainly of long cellular fibers embedded in the non-cellular matter (named Extra Cellular Matrix -ECM). These fibers contain a protein called collagen. The density of these fibers and the presence or absence of certain micronutrients and biochemicals make some connective tissues soft and rubbery (cartilage) and others hard and rigid (bone). (Micronutrients in bone include phosphates (50%) which form a complex with calcium in the bone matrix).

Connective tissue with collagen protein can also develop in any part of the body, and the body uses this ability to help repair or replace damaged areas. Scar tissue is the most common form of this ability.

The cells that produce collagen protein in the human body are:

Fibroblasts, cells that synthesize collagen in the skin.
Osteoblast, cells that synthesize collagen in the bone.
Chondrocytes, which synthesize collagen in cartilage.

WHY WE NEED A COLLAGEN PROTEIN

Collagen protein is vital for living and makes up nearly a third of all the proteins in our bodies and has various vital functions and roles in our lives.

1. Collagen protein is “the glue” that holds us together. It is the primary substance of connective tissue found throughout the body; including: bone, joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, arteries and organs.

2. Collagen protein can also be described as our “body’s scaffolding” since it represents 90% of the protein in our bone and skeleton. It provides structural support in our bodies, keeping us upright and able to move.

3. As “general handy man”, collagen protein serves as a major catalyst for growth and repair of nearly all the body’s tissues; including: bone, joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, hair, nails, arteries and organs.

4. Collagen protein helps our bodies in obvious ways but also works “behind the scenes” in many biochemical reactions needed for metabolic processes within the whole body also stimulating the production of collagen itself.

Collagen protein is a large molecule which your body cannot directly absorb.

Certain metabolic processes need to occur before the body can build its own collagen protein. Collagen protein needs to be broken down during ingestion (eating) and digestion, into small basic building blocks (amino acids and small peptides) which your body can absorb into the bloodstream.

The bloodstream then transports these basic collagen building blocks to specialized collagen building cells for absorption into these cells. These collagen building cells then synthesize collagen in the body where it is needed.

See “Why We Need A Collagen Protein”

Collagen protein is vital for living and makes up nearly a third of all the proteins in our bodies. Collagen is the primary substance of connective tissue found in our joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, arteries and organs.

DIFFERENT NAMES FOR COLLAGEN


We commonly use the word “Collagen” since many people have heard about it.

Technically, however, we are selling Hydrolyzed Collagen also referred to as Collagen Hydrolysate. It also goes by the popular name “Collagen Peptides” or just “Peptides”. Hydrolyzed Collagen is sometimes, incorrectly, referred to as “gelatin”.

Collagen is a vital protein in our bodies. You cannot live without it. When it is degraded faster than it is rebuilt in the body, it can reduce your quality of life significantly. Collagen is the most abundant and functional protein in the human body, representing 30% of all proteins. Collagen is the primary substance of connective tissue and is found throughout our bodies.

Collagen protein is also abundant in: blood vessel walls, intervertebral discs, the blood-brain barrier, eyes, gut, teeth, intestinal wall, fascia tissue and most organs. Our bodies need collagen to function. Collagen protein in the body is used (up) during the normal functioning of the body and our bodies need to constantly rebuild and replace collagen protein.

On a dry weight basis (excluding water mass), collagen represents:

  • 80% of the skin,
  • 70% of joint cartilage,
  • 85% of tendons,
  • 75% of ligaments,
  • 90% of organic bone mass,
  • 6% of muscle weight

IT’S A PROTEIN
Natural processes in the body, cause collagen protein in our body to constantly be built and broken down.

 

WHAT IS A CELL?
We are made up of cells and most cells can produce protein. If we can feed and stimulate cells that produce collagen in our bodies, then they will produce more collagen. Cells are grouped together to form tissue and there are 3 different types of tissues in the human body. They are epithelial-, nervous- and connective tissue.

Collagen is pre-digested and broken down from strong fibers into amino acids and peptides. These basic collagen building blocks are ready for consumption and absorption in the human body.

SO WHY SHOULD A YOUNG PERSON CARE?

The fact of the matter is that how earlier collagen is introduced into your diet (in other words, the balance of breaking down and building up of collagen is better maintained for longer) the less likely you will be, to suffer from severe illnesses and diseases associated with aging.

You will have a better quality of life for a longer period, as you age. Using a collagen supplement is an investment in your health. So, a younger person should care and use collagen from an early stage as a preventative measure against signs of aging, illnesses as well as debilitating diseases. However, it is never too late to start using collagen. When taken in the correct dosage.

Collagen Support products can have the following positive effects on collagen within the body:

Maintain, Support and Build of collagen
Protect collagen
Prevent loss and damage of collagen
Slow down the degradation of collagen
Optimize the repair of collagen

HOW COLLAGEN SUPPORT PRODUCTS WORK

Collagen protein is vital for living and makes up nearly a third of all the proteins in our bodies. Collagen is the primary substance of connective tissue found in our joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, arteries and organs.

The two main problems why your body does not produce sufficient collagen are:

A diet that does not sufficiently supply the right nutrients, especially in this day and age.
With age, metabolic processes slow down.

Our “Collagen Support” & “Collagen For Woman – CIVW” supplements address both these issues by:

(1) Supplying sufficient, concentrated, bio-active, and correct, basic collagen building blocks (amino acids and peptides) which are the right nutrients for our bodies to build collagen, thus supplementing our diets with the right stuff.

(2) Assisting metabolic processes.

 

WHY A COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENT

With age, collagen production slows down due to insufficient diet and a slower metabolism.
We need a collagen supplement to help the body to build enough collagen and help the body to maintain the balance for a better and for longer.

 

The building of collagen in the body is something that those of us who wish to look and feel younger and healthier must be interested in. Therefore, a food supplement that can enhance the rebuilding of collagen in our bodies and improve our quality of life, is something that we should strongly consider. Collagen Support products are ideal food supplements for the building of vital collagen in our bodies.

With age, collagen production slows down due to insufficient diet and a slower metabolism. We need a collagen supplement to help the body to build enough collagen and help the body to maintain the “Collagen-Balance” for better and for longer, maintaining the “Collagen-Balance” between the brake down and building up of collagen protein in the body.

When a young person grows, the body produces enough collagen for growth and maintenance. Maintenance is of great importance since the body naturally uses up (breaks down) and degrades collagen protein. When young, the body can keep a balance between the breaking down and building up of vital collagen protein. The body can replenish used-up collagen.

There is a “Collagen-Balance” in the degradation (breakdown) and synthesis (building) of collagen protein in the body. However, with aging (and some diseases) the balance between breaking down and building up of collagen is gradually skewed and not favourable, with more collagen breaking down than what is replaced.

Even as early as in your twenties, the collagen in your body gradually starts to degrade at a faster rate than what your body can produce it. As aging progresses, less and less collagen in the body is replaced. This can gradually lead to signs of aging, illnesses and debilitating diseases normally associated with old age. The first signs of significant insufficiency of collagen in aging people are usually stiff, uncomfortable joints and sagging, wrinkling skin.

By supplementing your diet with concentrated bio-active basic collagen building blocks (amino acids and peptides), you assist the body in producing more collagen, more easily. Thereby, tipping the “Collagen-Balance” in your favour.

THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN SUPPORT PRODUCTS ON
YOUR HEALTH, BODY AND DIET

THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN SUPPORT PRODUCTS ON YOUR HEALTH

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage and ligaments. Consider adding in an extra serving of this vital protein for a healthier you. Collagen has basic building blocks that promotes skin elasticity | holds together your bones and muscles | protects your organs |provides structure to joints

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON WOUNDS

Collagen Enhances Wound Healing

Oral administration of collagen is reported to enhance cutaneous (skin) wound healing by means of stimulation of fibroblast (collagen producing skin cells) as well as the production of collagen, elastin and Extra Cellular Matrix (EMC).

In a recent study, patients treated with oral supplementation of collagen hydrolysate had greatly improved wound healing. The wounds healed quicker and aesthetically looked better with less scarring.

Oral administration of collagen is also reported to enhance the forming of new blood vessels from pre-existing blood vessels. This process is: vital wound repair as well as the growth and development of an organism.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

The walls of our arteries are mostly composed of collagen.

Collagen contains many amino acids including abundant proline and arginine. Proline shrinks fat in arteries and minimizes fat accumulation in the arteries. It helps prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) since it helps our arteries stay clear of dangerous placque build up.

Proline is also needed for tissue repair in arteries and helps control blood pressure. Argine helps improve blood circulation. Collagen helps shrink fat and placque build up in arteries and protect against arteriosclerosis

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON ANXIETY AND YOUR SLEEEP

Modern life is stressful which can be very detrimental to our health.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON ANXIETY

Collagen has anti-anxiety properties due to its high concentration of the amino acid glycine. Glycine is an amino acid many of us lack.

By supplementing our diets with collagen, we can boost our glycine levels and improve our ability to manage stress in our fast-paced modern lives.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON SLEEP

Good sleep is necessary for a good life. The amino acid glycine collagen, works to improve the quality of our sleep and helps to prevent daytime drowsiness.

THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF
COLLAGEN SUPPORT PRODUCTS
ON YOUR DIET

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage and ligaments.
Consider adding in an extra serving of this vital protein for a healthier you. Collagen has basic building blocks that
promotes skin elasticity | holds together your bones and muscles | protects your organs |provides structure to joints

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON WEIGHT LOSS

Collagen Can Help You Lose Weight

Collagen helps to lose weight by reducing appetite and increasing metabolism The same study showed that these peptides are 40% more satiating than other protein powder supplements such as whey, soy and casein. There is also a metabolic boost due to an amino acid in collagen called glycine which brings blood sugar to tissues and in turn boosts energy.

With reduced appetite and increased metabolism, it will be easier to lose weight.

BOOSTS METABOLISM
Studies have shown that taking collagen boosts our metabolism while also reducing appetite. One such study showed a 20% reduction of food intake after breakfast when collagen peptides were taken at this time.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON METABOLISM

Collagen Can Help Boost Metabolism, Muscle Mass And Energy Output

Metabolism is the set of life-sustaining chemical reactions in the body. The three main purposes of metabolism are: the conversion of food to energy, the conversion of food to building blocks and the elimination of nitrogenous waste.

A boost in collagen can help increase your metabolism by adding lean muscle mass to your frame and by helping with the conversion of essential nutrients.

Retaining muscle mass is crucial as you age, since it helps support posture, bone health and burns more energy than fat.

RETURN TO THE TOP
Collagen contains many amino acids including Glycine, Arginine and Glutamine.

Glycine helps to form muscle tissue by converting glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells.
Arginine boosts the body’s ability to make protein from other amino acids, which is important for repairing muscle tissue, healing wounds, sparing tissue wasting, boosting metabolism, and aiding in proper growth and development.
Glutamine helps maintain adequate energy by facilitating the synthesis of many chemicals and by providing fuel to our cells, including carbon and nitrogen.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON THE GUT

Collagen Helps Repair Leaky Gut Syndrome

With digestive health issues becoming a great problem these days, many are experiencing leaky gut syndrome. Leaky Gut Syndrome is poor gut-health and includes changes in the permeability of the gut lining. This allows particles and toxins to pass into the bloodstream where they can cause inflammatory reactions.

“Collagen helps to restore poor gut-health”

Poor gut health is caused by the weakening of intestinal walls, including tiny folds called “villi”. Villi are made of collagen and collagen supplements can help prevent and reverse poor gut health by re-building the collagen in intestinal walls.

Therefore, the biggest digestive benefit of consuming more collagen is that it helps form connective tissue and therefore “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract.

In addition to helping leaky gut syndrome, the benefits of collagen include helping with water absorption within the intestines, keeping things moving more freely out of your body.

ORIGIN OF UNHEALTHY GUT
Scientific studies have shown that many illnesses, including Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Acid Reflux, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, can be traced back to inflammation and irritation from an unhealthy gut.

AS ANTI-DIABETIC

It has been reported that Collagen hydrolysate has hypoglycemic effects and that collagen hydrolysate improves glucose tolerance by inhibiting intestinal glucose uptake and enhancing insulin secretion.

THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN SUPPORT PRODUCTS ON YOUR BODY

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is available in your muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage and ligaments.
Consider adding in an extra serving of this vital protein for a healthier you. Collagen has basic building blocks that
promotes skin elasticity | holds together your bones and muscles | protects your organs |provides structure to joints

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON BONE

COLLAGEN HELPS IMPROVE BONE STRENGTH AND PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS – BONE LOSS

Osteoporosis is a serious bone disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. It leads to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures of especially, but not only, the hip. Osteoporosis is also associated with severe pain, immobility and disability. Again, pain medication is often prescribed and dosages often need to increase in strength and frequency.

This leads to common pain medication side-effects and does not address the problem. Multiple studies have found that you can prevent and relieve osteoporosis by supplementing your diet with collagen because of its ability to stimulate bone-creating cells – osteoblasts. Collagen also improves the healing rate of bone fractures.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON TEETH & GUMS

ORAL HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT TO OVERALL HEALTH AND COLLAGEN FORMS THE STRUCTURE OF THE TEETH AND SUPPORTING TISSUE AROUND IT
There is a huge industry selling us a beautiful smile: teeth whitening, braces and “extreme makeover surgeries all trying to make a healthy smile by “fixing” teeth from the outside. But the secret to a healthy smile can be created from within with proper nutrition.

In the early 1900’s, a famous dentist, Weston Price, went around the world researching isolated tribes which hadn’t made contact with the Western Culture yet. What he discovered is that these people had beautiful, straight smiles without the need for braces, teeth whitening or surgery. After researching the diet of these tribes, he discovered that besides eating very little sugar, they were consuming plenty of bone broth which is rich in collagen.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON HORMONES

COLLAGEN HELPS WITH BALANCING OUR HORMONES
The human brain is the body’s control centre, receiving and sending signals to other organs through the nervous system and through secreted hormones. Hormones are responsible for many mechanisms within the body. They need to be balanced and functioning optimally if we are going to have long, healthy lives.

Collagen helps to balance insulin, cortisol, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, melatonin, progesterone, and even the human growth hormone. Hydrolyzed collagen supplies necessary amino acids to make essential hormones.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF COLLAGEN PROPERTIES
AS ANTI-TUMOR & ANTI-OXIDANT

Beneficial Effects of Collagen Properties as ANTI-OXIDANT

It has been demonstrated that collagen hydrolysate has good anti-oxidant activity. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals. Free radicals are compounds that develop in your body as a result of stress, air pollutants, smoking, poor dietary choices, alcohol, and other environmental influences. Too many free radicals can harm your cells, proteins, and DNA.

Free radicals damage cells by stealing electrons from healthy cells. Anti-oxidants neutralises free radicals by donating electrons to free radicals, rendering them harmless.

Beneficial Effects of Collagen Properties as ANTI-TUMOR

It has been reported that collagen hydrolysate inhibits spontaneous tumor incidence and increases life span by building strong and healthy collagen in the body. It has been said that healthy collagen is essential for surviving cancer.

Gram for gram, collagen is stronger than steel, yet it remains flexible and pliable. When collagen is strong and healthy, it’s an impenetrable force that cancer cells can’t break through.

This is important for survival, because ninety percent of cancer deaths are caused by it spreading (metastasizing) to other tissues and organs. Strong and healthy collagen can prevent this spread from happening. However, weak collagen works with cancer and encourages its spread.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON JOINTS

HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN HELPS PREVENT AND IMPROVE JOINT DISCOMFORT, JOINT PAIN, IMMOBILITY AND OSTEOARTHRITIS

Arthritis is the inflammation of joints and is mostly associated with aging. As less and less collagen is replaced, osteoarthritis becomes a problem (loss of the Collagen Balance).

Osteoarthritis is a serious joint disease in which the degradation of the collagen cartilage causes chronic inflammation in joints. As the cushioning effect of cartilage is progressively lost, bone scrapes on bone, deforming the joint and underlying the bone further. This causes swelling, pain and immobility which progressively increases and can become debilitating.

Pain medication is often prescribed and dosages often need to be increased in both strength and frequency which leads to common pain medication side-effects. Furthermore, pain medication does not address the problem.

With good Collagen Support supplementation, arthritic-like symptoms may be prevented and improved. Not only does collagen improve the state of joint cartilage, it also supports ligaments, tendons, bone and muscle associated with the joint.

 

MRI Images shows how Collagen Hydrolysate
improves cartilage tissue in 48 weeks.

SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED AND INCREASED CARTILAGE TISSUE HEALTH
In a Tufts Medical Centre study (2012), high tech magnetic resonant imaging was used to compare the collagen health in knee joints of those who had taken a daily supplement of 10g collagen for 48 weeks to those who had not taken the collagen supplement.

It was clearly shown that those who took collagen had significantly improved and increased the healthy cartilage tissue in their knee joints. Collagen Type I was shown to build collagen type II in cartilage by stimulating cartilage creating cells – chondrocytes.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON THE LIVER

COLLAGEN HELPS TO DETOXIFY YOUR LIVER
We are exposed to many toxins every day and it is hard to reverse the unhealthy effects that they place on our bodies. Taking a collagen supplement is an easy way to detox your body of harmful substances.

The amino acid glycine, in collagen, helps minimize liver damage when it absorbs foreign substances, toxins and alcohol.

PROTECTION AGAINST ALCOHOL
Studies have even found that glycine can be used to reduce alcohol-induced liver damage and other forms of acute or chronic liver injury.

BENEFICIAL EFFECTS ON MUSCLE

COLLAGEN HELPS IMPROVE MUSCLE STRENGTH AND MUSCLE RECOVERY
Collagen helps improve muscle strength and recovery in especially
athletes and the elderly, suffering from sarcopenia (a loss of muscle tissue caused by aging).

ELDERLY

One recent study of 53 elderly men with sarcopenia (a loss of muscle caused by aging) found that those who took 15 grams of collagen daily. In addition to lifting weights three times per week for the duration of 3 months, gained significantly more muscle and lost more fat than those who only lifted weights.

ATHLETES
The International Olympic Committee recently recognized collagen as one of the supplements that may assist athletes with training capacity, recovery, muscle soreness and injury management.

Collagen helps building muscles in athletes. The muscles in the body are in a continuous state of being broken down and repaired, especially after a tough workout. In order to maintain or build muscle mass, the body needs enough essential amino acids. Without adequate building blocks, the athlete could be doing their bodies more harm than good.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a valuable source of both essential (which must be obtained through diet) and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for muscle repair.

SPEEDY RECOVERY
Science is also showing that supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen can not only speed-up the recovery of athletes, it can also help with activity-related joint pain and may even help prevent injury. The study further suggests collagen supplementation may reduce the risk of joint deterioration.