- Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
- 20 Grams of Collagen per Serving
- Supports Healthy Joints and Bones
- Supports Healthy Skin and Hair
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What is Hydrolyzed Collagen?
In the case of collagen, hydrolysis breaks down some of the more complex peptide bonds linking the collagen peptides together to help them be absorbed faster and used more efficiently by the body.
What are the Benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen?
Improves Skin, Hair, and Nails
Collagen is the main structural protein of the body where it provides structure for the skin. And, as we age, collagen synthesis declines, leading to the formation of wrinkles, brittle nails, and less vibrant hair.
A number of human research trials have found that supplementing with hydrolyzed collagen or collagen peptides (2.5-5 grams per day) may help reduce skin dryness and wrinkling. It may also help improve skin elasticity and reduce visible signs of aging.
Researchers attribute the “anti-aging” effects of hydrolyzed collagen supplements to their ability to stimulate endogenous production of collagen due to the high glycine and proline content of hydrolyzed collagen.
Furthermore, collagen supplementation may also help increase production of fibrillin and elastin, two additional proteins involved in the structure of skin.
Supports Joint Health
In addition to providing structure for your skin, hair, and nails, collagen also serves as a vital building block for your joints, ligaments, and tendons. Due to the decreased natural production of collagen that accompanies aging, our bodies at a greater risk for developing joint disorders such as osteoarthritis.
Additionally, Intense exercise protocols coupled with poor form also contribute to joint breakdown.
Several studies have found that hydrolyzed collagen supplements may help alleviate joint pain. And, a study in healthy athletes noted that the ingestion of 10 grams of hydrolyzed collagen (the same amount as found in ½ serving of 1Up Nutrition Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides) per day for 6 months led to significant reductions in joint pain both at rest and during physical activity.
Researchers attribute that supplementing with collagen may help boost the body’s own production of collagen, which may help improve the structure and integrity of joints as well as reduce inflammation.
Supports Cardiovascular Function
The bulk of the research to date in regards to collagen supplementation has been along the lines of improving the joint health and the appearance of skin, but one of the emerging bodies of research is that of collagen’s impact on cardiovascular health.
As you may recall, collagen is used in the formation of your arteries (the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart and to your muscles. Having insufficient production of collagen may lead to a weakening of the arteries and eventual atherosclerosis.
May Prevent Bone Loss
Similar to collagen and natural testosterone production, bone mass tends to decline with age. As a result of this loss of bone mass, we’re at an increased risk for bone fractures and the development of osteoporosis.
Human studies have found that daily supplementation of collagen helps increase bone mineral density (BMD) compared to those receiving a placebo.
May Help Build Muscle
In addition to serving as an important structural component of your skin, joints, hair, and arteries, collagen also is used to build muscle tissue. In fact, collagen accounts for up to 10% of skeletal muscle tissue.
Researchers postulate that collagen’s potential muscle-building benefits stem from its ability to support the body’s production of creatine. This is due to the fact that collagen is rich in glycine, and glycine is one of the main building blocks used in the synthesis of creatine.
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