What is Collagen Peptide?
In recent years, Collagen has been found to rejuvenate the human body. Collagen Peptide is actually a “customized” collagen building block that is man-made. The amino acid composition of collagen peptide is almost similar to collagen natural production in the body.
Collagen Peptide is a product derived from natural source raw material (e. g. fish or salmon skin) without any reported complications, and it does not react with drugs, food or food ingredients. A diet incorporating Collagen Peptide has dual health benefits: beauty and joint cartilage health benefits
1) Collagen Peptide for Healthy and Younger skin As most of us understand, collagen is a big structural protein in skin. Collagen makes up a major 75 % of our skin and provide the skin its strength and durability and is responsible for smooth, youthful, good healthy skin. However as we get older, the production of collagen declines and this leads to the development of facial lines and the appearance of aged skin, as the skin won’t be able to support the fatty skin tissues.
Hence, because of the fall in collagen production due to age, to maintain or improve collagen synthesis; we will have to supplement with collagen stimulating peptides.
Gorgeous Skin, Healthy Hair and Nails – Encourages synthesis of Collagen in skin – Improves your skin texture – Cuts down formation of wrinkles – Improves moisture content in skin – Improves structure of brittle nails – Improves hair thickness
2) Collagen Peptide as a Food Supplement for Joint Health and Osteoarthritis – Better Joint Cartilage Well being – Encourages cartilage health – Improves joint overall flexibility and mobility in joint function – Lessens joint pain – Reduces the consumption of pain relievers – Preserves joint health in lively people
a) Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) is a degenerative joint disease. One of the main causes for Osteoarthritis will be the progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Joint cartilage mass consists largely of collagen and proteoglycans. The production of cartilage is regulated by specialized cells called chondrocytes. In the natural process of aging, the chondrocytes find it difficult to keep up the natural regeneration process and cartilage starts to break down.
Bad news is that there is currently no total solution for Osteoarthritis. On the other hand, the good news is that clinical studies & research indicated that collagen peptide stimulates collagen synthesis in chondrocytes and as a result it supports the joint cartilage. Collagen Peptide is gaining wide acknowledgement across the world as a practicable food supplement for joint health. The additional benefit is that being a natural product, collagen peptide does not have any unwanted effects.
b) Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. It is a condition where bone substances degenerate to such an extent that the bone density decreases and it’s structure becomes porous. This is most commonly seen on women after menopause. Osteoporosis reduces the capacity of the bone to fulfill their support function. The present and most widely used treatment include supplying calcium to compensate mineral loss, but this is only one cause and its solution. Loss in mineral means loss of collagen also. It is believed that by administering Collagen Peptide, the building blocks necessary for renewing Collagen are provided and body then uses them for this purpose.