Top five benefits of collagen
1. May ease joint pain
As your cartilage weakens and deteriorates with age, you may start to feel stiff, achy joints. It’s possible that upping your collagen intake may help reduce joint pain and alleviate symptoms of arthritis.
2. May reverse skin aging
One of the most well-known benefits of collagen is its ability to promote glowing, vibrant skin. This essential protein provides elasticity to the skin, helping it to appear more youthful and healthy. But as you get older and collagen production declines, fine lines, loose skin, and dryness can occur. So what happens if you increase your collagen intake with supplements?
3. Helps build muscle and burn fat
Collagen is a major component of muscle tissue, and can have a big impact when it comes to building muscle mass. Collagen also contains a concentrated amount of glycine, an amino acid involved in the synthesis of creatine. This can provide muscles with the fuel needed to power through your workout.
4. May reduce cellulite
Besides keeping your skin healthy and glowing, collagen may also help improve the appearance of stubborn cellulite. Cellulite is when the layer of fat under the skin pushes up against the connective tissue, creating a dimpled or lumpy appearance on the skin.
5. May improve digestive health
Collagen is in the gut’s connective tissue and can help support and strengthen the protective lining of your digestive tract. This is critically important because alterations in the barrier function of your intestine, also known as leaky gut syndrome, can allow particles to pass into the bloodstream. This may result in inflammation.
FORTIGEL®, backed by more than fifteen studies, provides highly concentrated bioactive collagen peptides, which have been proven to stimulate chondrocytes to produce proteoglycans and type II collagen. This collagen has been hydrolyzed to provide short-chain peptides with a low molecular weight to allow for easier absorption, transport and accumulation within the target connective tissue. FORTIGEL® provides 5 g hypoallergenic protein per serving from a sustainable protein source. This lower dose decreases excess oxalate production compared to higher-dose collagen and gelatin products.
Hyaluronic Acid Extract
Mobilee®, sourced from rooster comb, is patented to provide the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) for easy absorption. This extract also contains collagen and polysaccharides to aid in the viscoelastic and lubricating properties of HA.
Type I Collagen and Mucopolysaccharides
Tendaxion® is a combination of mucopolysaccharides and type I collagen, which provides structural support to tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin and bones. The molecular structure and organization of the collagen fibers are key determinants in the ability of these connective tissues to endure mechanical force and fuel self-repair. While collagen provides much of the structure and strength to connective tissues, mucopolysaccharides help maintain structural integrity, lubrication and spacing of collagen fibers. Furthermore, mucopolysaccharides have been shown to increase collagen and non-collagenous protein synthesis in cultures of bovine tenocytes and ligament fibroblasts.