COLLAGEN is the most abundant protein in our body and one of the core components of joints, bones, muscles, gums, teeth and skin, as well as other organ structures and tissues.
It is only found in human and animal tissue, which it makes more cohesive, resistant and flexible. Plants do not contain it, nor do algae.
It is also a large and complex molecule which forms such thick, resistant and insoluble fibres that the human digestive system cannot break them down, so COLLAGEN as such it can not be digested, and therefore assimilated, by our body.
By contrast, ASSIMILABLE OR HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN is a soluble food ingredient made from the fragmentation of the native collagen molecule via a predigestion or hydrolysis. This means that our body can digest it and assimilate it and, therefore, use it as a nutrient.
HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN is made from raw materials rich in this protein: food grade animal skin, bones, joints, thorns and scales.
It can be found in natural meat or fish stock (with a large proportion of bones, thorns or skin), tripe, pig’s trotters and in cooking gelatine.
However, these foods require lengthy preparation times or have a high fat or sugar content, so they tend not to be common in our daily diet.
Hydrolysed collagen is a highly assimilable and soluble protein nutrient and the best way of including assimilable collagen in our diet.
Taking 10 grams of hydrolysed collagen protein a day helps conserve muscle mass and keep bones in good condition.
It is very important for situations where organ tissues are worn down or affected either because of the passing of the years, overuse (due to sport or physical exercise), surgical interventions, etc.
Including Vitamin C along boosts hydrolysed collagen protein properties because of the vitamin’s ability to contribute to the collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage, bones, teeth, gum and skin.
It is advisable to take 10 grams of COLPROPUR® hydrolysed collagen protein per day. Lower amounts will not guarantee the desired effect.
The effectiveness of a food product or supplement containing collagen protein does not depend on the species or tissue of the collagen source animal but on the percentage of collagen protein it contains and the degree of hydrolysis or assimilation.
No. “Plant collagen” does not exist. Plants neither have it nor need it because they do not move around. The molecule that makes plants rigid is cellulose but unlike collagen it is a carbohydrate, not a protein.
It exists but “marine collagen” doesn’t come from algae but from fish bones, scales and skin.