Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body reaching about 30% of the total protein mass.
It is a vital component of joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, gums, teeth and skin.
Its role is fundamental: to give shape, resistance, flexibility and cohesion to muscles and joints, that is, it constitutes a real scaffolding🤓.
With advancing age or following intense sports🏋️ and physical🤸♂️ activity as well as due to excess weight, the collagen fiber can wear out or be damaged causing joint ailments and pains (osteoarthritis), decalcification bone (osteopenia and osteoporosis), skin aging and a greater tendency to suffer injuries and injuries🤕.
Given its importance, let’s see where to find it and how to take it.
In which foods is digestible collagen found?
It is found only in animal tissues (in fact, plants do not contain it, including algae) and it is a long and complex molecule, which forms thick, resistant and insoluble fibers, which the human digestive system cannot digest.
So we find it in natural broths of meat or fish (as long as there are bones, bones or skin), tripe, pork legs, jelly. These foods, rich in fats and sugars, are no longer part of our usual diet, even for the long preparation times they require.
Scientific studies have shown that supplementing our diet with a daily intake of 10 grams of pure digestible collagen can naturally and effectively help reduce the loss of collagen and preserve the well-being of the tissues in which this protein is present, with evident positive effects. for our body
We talk about hydrolyzed collagen supplements, but what is it?
Hydrolyzed collagen is obtained from raw materials such as skin, bones, joints, scales and bones which are rich in it. It is obtained through the fragmentation (hydrolysis) of the native collagen molecule, a natural process that makes it digestible and usable by our body as a nutrient.
Who is it suitable for?
Collagen can be used at any age and in any situation, but it is particularly suitable for:
➡️ People with osteoarthritis, osteopenia or osteoporosis, or with a family history of early development of these disorders
➡️ People over 40, especially in the case of women and the elderly sports enthusiasts and people of all ages who engage in regular exercise
➡️ Who wants to take care of the skin
➡️ Overweight people
➡️ Those who face a post traumatic recovery following fractures and injuries
➡️ Subjects who undergo surgery or dental implants
➡️ People suffering from fibromyalgia.
What does the effectiveness of a collagen-based supplement depend on?
It does not depend on the animal species or on the tissue from which it is obtained but on the percentage of protein it contains and its degree of hydrolysis or assimilation.
Beware of vegetable collagen🧐
Plants don’t have collagen and don’t need it because they don’t have movement. The molecule that causes the plant stiffness is cellulose but it is a carbohydrate and not a protein, such as collagen. Nor algae: don’t be fooled! Marine collagen is not obtained from algae but from fish bones, scales and fish skin.
Well if you have any doubts, contact us 🤓 we will be able to customize our advice according to your needs 😉.