I thought I would share with you a few things about collagen today. Because not all of them are made equal.
Collagen Complete helps support:
- Bone density; bone mass and quality; reduced risk of fracture
- Plumped up face skin
- Improved skin elasticity
- Stronger nails
- Reduced wrinkle formation and cellulite appearance
- Joint tissue health and function involving cartilage, tendons and ligaments
- Healthy blood pressure
- Muscle strength; GI tract health
- Brittle nails
Using collagen already?
Not all collagen products are made the same - I wrote about it here.
I think the main takeaway from this article is the fact our collagen is derived from three main sources: skin, joints and bones.
The Hormone Balance Nutritionals (HBN) Collagen Complete is created using a carefully studied and scientifically backed blend of collagen peptides: Fortigel®, Fortibone®, and Verisol®.
Fortigel® collagen is great for cartilage tissue (think joints) which is mostly comprised of a kind of collagen called Type I. In a study of 139 athletes, aged 18-30, with functional knee problems, 5 grams of Fortigel® per day for 12 weeks significantly improved activity-related pain.
Source: Zdzieblik, Denise, et al. “Improvement of Activity-Related Knee Joint Discomfort Following Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides.” Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2017.
Menopause and bone density
Fortibone® collagen is especially helpful for improving Bone Mineral Density. In a study of menopausal women with osteopenia or osteoporosis, 5g of Fortibone® per day resulted in improvement in bone mineral density (BMD) by 6.4% in the hip bone and 5.5% in the spine, plus, showed improvements in bone formation, compared to a placebo.
Source: König, Daniel, et al. “Specific Collagen Peptides Improve Bone Mineral Density and Bone Markers in Postmenopausal Women-A Randomized Controlled Study.” Nutrients, MDPI, 16 Jan. 2018.
Verisol® collagen targets skin cells, but also has benefits for tendons, ligaments, and even intervertebral disks, which are all mostly comprised of Type II collagen. In a study of 114 women, aged 45-65, those taking 2.5 grams of Verisol® collagen per day for 8 weeks had significant improvement in wrinkles.
Source: Proksch, E, et al. “Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis.” Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014.
If you are already in the habit of putting collagen in your smoothie or hot beverage, perhaps think about giving our Collagen Complete a try.