WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is the structural glue that holds our bodies together. It is a vital building block of skin, tissue, bones, ligaments, and tendons.
Having a healthy amount of collagen, allows our bodies to move, bend and stretch. Which is why as children we all had a natural spring in our step, and faster recovery from nicks and scrapes. Collagen is at its peak when we're young and as we age it gradually decreases.
So, what is collagen made of?
Collagen is protein molecules made up of amino acids, such as glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine — all of which help collagen retain its rigidity and resistance to stretching and the physical stresses we place on our bodies daily.
As we age, and the more stress we put on our body, not to mention the environmental stress (pollution, sun exposure, etc) the greater the impact on our natural collagen production. Adding ingestible collagen to a healthy and balanced lifestyle can help our bodies regenerate what’s been lost or broken down.
Collagen protein is different than whey and casein protein because of these high levels of amino acids. Hydrolyzed Collagen is already in a state that is more easily absorbed by our bodies. Meaning theres no breakdown process, it just goes strait to work. Which in turn allows more muscular growth, joint health, better colon function, synchronized hormones, and an overall glowing appearance that can be partially attributed to the amino acid blend in collagen.