What is collagen
Collagen is a family of specific fibrous structural proteins that surround the cells of certain connective tissues of mammals, and of humans. These proteins are made by the connective tissue cells and maintain cohesion and good mechanical resistance to the stretching of these same tissues.
We can speak of collagens in the plural because following the localization of the connective tissues, the types of collagen will have different structures and properties, mainly resistance or elasticity.
The largest proportion of collagen is found in bone tissue. But there are collagens of different types in the joints, the skin, the hair, the eyes, the blood vessels, certain muscles ... One will speak, for example, of collagen of type 1 or of type 2, even 3 and more.
Collagen protein will not be assimilated by the body but eliminated naturally. It requires a hydrolysis of the collagen protein to give it the possibility of being assimilated and used. This hydrolysis splits the large molecules of collagen into bio-available amino acids. Proline and glycine but also other amino acids. Basically, we "break" the protein to be able to use its components!
Collagen therefore has excellent digestibility for optimal assimilation. It is free of purines, fat and unlike gelatin, it does not cause bloating.
Collagens of animal origin, mammals or fish, have specific amino acid compositions very close to human collagens. They will therefore be the most active and able to give therapeutic results.
Why do we have to supplement our collagen levels?
So the body makes the collagen that it needs throughout life. But, as always different factors of life influence more or less positively this natural manufacture. The weakening of metabolic vitality due to age, excessive destruction of the connective tissues and lack of nutrient intake necessary for this manufacture are the main reasons why the body does not produce enough collagen to alleviate the alteration of the articular, bone and connective tissues in general. A supplement such as Joint-col added to a normal diet may be necessary and beneficial to aid with this process.
Note that the foods richest in assimilable collagen are products little consumed today, broth of fat, tripe, kidneys, veal stock, bones, joints ... One consumes only the so-called noble parts of animals!
A supply of Collagen peptides, for example Beauti-Col, will be beneficial to all people that are concerned with the aging process and the sooner you start the better. For athletes, Sports-Col has the right combination to help with the stimulation of collagen in the body.