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Demystifying Collagen

Demystifying Collagen

By Darlene Garcia |July 2019

What are the typical myths associated with collagen?

  1. Collagen as Protein Powder
  2. Vegan Collagen is as Effective as Collagen Peptides
  3. Collagen Supplements are the same
  4. Hydrolyzed Collagen

 

There are many collagen supplements in the Philippines that promise to provide great results. These promises have good scientific data behind them to support these claims. But there are still some things about collagen that remains unsolved. Something about collagen that we already know is that collagen exists within our body. Although humans can produce their own collagen, we can get our supply from supplements or food that’s rich in collagen. There are still many mysteries about collagen and today we’ll try to uncover the smokescreen shrouding this fantastic protein.

 

Collagen as Protein Powder

Collagen as Protein Powder

The latest trendy protein supplement is collagen. If you look at normal protein powder, it includes two primary proteins found in various dairy products. You can often see many people using protein powder for breakfast supplements and beverages to support muscle growth. But did you know that you can opt for collagen as your new protein supplement? In 2015, the British Journal of Nutrition published a study about resistance training with collagen supplements. The results of the study showed that collagen supplements helped create more muscle mass compared to resistance training without collagen supplements.

Another study from Current Medical Research and Opinion in 2008 found that collagen supplements are able to ease joint pain in athletes. Collagen is an important part of muscle development and maintaining healthy connective tissues. Beyond the fitness benefits, if you regularly take collagen supplements, you can get other benefits from this protein as well.

But you should take caution when taking any supplement, including collagen. Collagen might also contribute to hypercalcemia, which is an excess of calcium in the body. Excess calcium can lead to fatigue, nausea, constipation and irregular heart rhythms. However, this can only happen with marine-based collagen supplements as they have higher amounts of calcium compared to other supplements.

 

Vegan Collagen is as Effective as Collagen Peptides

Collagen can now be vegan. Instead of sourcing the collagen protein from animals, the vegan option would be to source it from genetically modified yeast and bacteria. Researches from FibroGen, Inc. discovered that a bacteria called P.pastoris is the most effective bacteria that’s commonly used for genetically engineering collagen. In order to produce collagen, there are four human genes that are added to the genetic structure to the microbes. The genes added can kickstart the production of collagen. As soon as the genes are added, the yeast or bacteria will begin producing building blocks of human collagen. Pepsin is a digestive enzyme that’s added to this to help the structure replicate human collagen.

If laboratories use yeast or bacteria for collagen supplements, it has the potential to lower the overall cost of collagen for consumers. There are concerns about collagen that hinders people from taking it. Animal-sourced collagen can carry allergens and there are a number of people that can contract illness or allergies from this. If collagen is derived from yeast and microbes, the controlled environment can eliminate the potential to carry allergens and harmful substances.

 

Collagen Supplements are the Same

Collagen Protein Supplement Powder and Vegetables

Things would be simpler if all collagen supplements functioned the same. In reality, different sources of collagen and the different forms can directly influence how it is absorbed in the body and the overall quality of the supplements in general. Each lab has different standards and research being implemented.  Take note of this when you’re planning to buy your collagen supplements.

 

Hydrolyzed Collagen

Unlike other collagen proteins, hydrolyzed collagen has the ability to be absorbed in the bloodstream better than other collagen. Hydrolysis is actually technology patented in Japan. Hydrolysis breaks down the collagen in water, making it easier to absorb. Hydrolyzed collagen can also be taken orally. The hydrolysis process breaks the collagen down into smaller components, which is similar to how the body is able to break down food. This enables the collagen to be absorbed faster. The result is collagen peptides which can be readily absorbed through the intestine and then it heads over to the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the collagen is distributed throughout the body similar to how other nutrients are absorbed. Hydrolyzed collagen can produce faster and tangible results in a shorter amount of time because of its ability to be directly absorbed.

 

Key Takeaway

Collagen supplements in the Philippines come in many forms. All of these can be effective if taken properly. Informed consumers should do research before taking some. If you’re unsure on which supplement you should take, try out products from Puritan’s Pride. Puritan’s Pride carries 100% Pure Hydrolyzed Collagen with 1000milligrams per capsule. No matter what your occupation is, if you’re an athlete or an office worker, you can definitely take collagen and improve your overall well-being. Puritan’s Pride Hydrolyzed Collagen can boost your skin health, making it suppler and smooth while reducing signs of aging. It also promotes shiny hair, strong nails, and a healthy glow. This supplement can also protect your bones, joints, and muscles. Try out Puritan’s Pride 100% Hydrolyzed Collagen and feel the difference today.

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