Collagen – Skin Deep
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is key for all connective tissue (bone, skin, muscle, cartilage, tendons and ligaments). It provides the infrastructure for our entire musculoskeletal system making it essential for maintaining mobility. Ninety percent of bone mass is from Collagen. As we age, Collagen becomes extremely important, not only for bone health, but the health of our joints. It is also the secret to supple and youthful looking skin.
What is Hydrolyzed Collagen?
There are many clinical trials using Hydrolyzed Collagen for the treatment of Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia as well as enhancing the appearance of skin. A similar compound, gelatin, has been used to treat musculoskeletal and dermatological issues for centuries. The medicinal uses of gelatin first appeared in writing in 1175 when Hildegard discussed it as a treatment for joint pain. The process for obtaining Hydrolyzed Collagen is slightly different than that of gelatin. Collagen undergoes a gentle enzymatic hydrolysis procedure that results in bioactive collagen peptides.
Hydrolyzed Collagen for Osteoporosis:
Collagen makes up a significant portion of bone mass. Bone is constantly turning over; new bone is being formed while older bone is going through resorption (being broken down by osteoclasts). Approximately fifteen percent of our bone undergoes turn over per year. There are many factors that can influence bone density, age being a primary one. Bone loss begins at age thirty in both men and women.
When the ratio of bone resorption becomes greater than bone formation, bone density issues like Osteopenia and Osteoporosis become a concern. As many people know, hip fractures can be life threatening and they often happen in those who suffer from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Currently, the pharmaceutical medications available for treating Osteoporosis and Osteopenia come with many negative and toxic side effects. This is where Hydrolyzed Collagen comes in. It has been found to be helpful for inhibiting bone resorption and is safe for long-term use. The only side effect you will get with Hydrolyzed Collagen is perhaps a more youthful appearance.
Pro Collagen will have you:
Free of joint pain
Strengthening your bones
Boosting athletic performance