What is Collagen Peptide?
In recent years, Collagen has been found to rejuvenate the human body. Collagen Peptide is actually a “customized” collagen building block that is man-made. The amino acid composition of collagen peptide is almost similar to collagen natural production in body.
Collagen Peptide is a product derived from natural source raw material (e.g. fish or salmon skin) with no reported side effects, and it does not react with drugs, food or food ingredients.
A diet containing Collagen Peptide has dual benefits: beauty and joint cartilage health benefits
1) Collagen Peptide for Healthy and Younger skin
As most of us know, collagen is a major structural protein in skin. Collagen makes up a large 75 % of our skin and gives the skin its strength and durability and is responsible for smooth, young, glowing healthy skin. However as we grow older, the production of collagen declines and this leads to the development of wrinkles and the appearance of aged skin, as the skin cannot support the fatty skin tissues.
As a result, because of the fall in collagen production due to age, to maintain or increase collagen synthesis; we have to supplement with collagen stimulating peptides.
Beautiful Skin, Healthy Hair and Nails
- Stimulates synthesis of Collagen in skin
- Improves your skin texture
- Reduces formation of wrinkles
- Improves moisture content in skin
- Improves structure of brittle nails
- Improves hair thickness
2) Collagen Peptide as a Food Supplement for Joint Health and Osteoarthritis
Better Joint Cartilage Health
- Promotes cartilage health
- Improves joint flexibility and mobility in joint function
- Reduces joint pain
- Reduces the consumption of pain relievers
- Maintains joint health in active people
a) Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) is a degenerative joint disease. One of the main causes for Osteoarthritis is the progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Joint cartilage mass consists mostly of collagen and proteoglycans. The production of cartilage is regulated by specialized cells called chondrocytes. In the natural process of aging, the chondrocytes can’t keep up the natural regeneration process and cartilage starts to break down.
Bad news is that there is currently no complete solution for Osteoarthritis. However, the good news is that clinical studies & research indicated that collagen peptide stimulates collagen synthesis in chondrocytes and as a result it supports the joint cartilage. Collagen Peptide is gaining wide acceptance across the world as a functional food supplement for joint health. The additional advantage is that being a natural product, collagen peptide has no side effects.
b) Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. It is a condition where bone substances degenerate to such an extent that the bone density decreases and its structure becomes porous. This is most common on women after menopause. Osteoporosis reduces the capacity of the bone to fulfill their support function. The current and most commonly used treatment include supplying calcium to compensate mineral loss, but this is only one cause and its solution. Loss of mineral means loss of collagen also. It is believed that by administering Collagen Peptide, the building blocks required for renewing Collagen are provided and body then uses them for this purpose.