We understand that some of you may be new to the collagen world.
We have compiled useful information that will help answer some of the burning questions you have regarding collagen.
What exactly is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant human protein in the body as it makes up approximately one third of all proteins. There are many different types of collagen but the three most common ones constitute about 80% of the total collagen within the body. Collagen provides structural support and helps keep things in place while at the same time providing the elasticity and flexibility we need to function. Hence why it is no surprise that the name ‘Collagen’ is derived from the Greek word ‘Kola’ which means glue.
This vital protein can be found everywhere throughout the body but it is more prominent in the skin, bones, tendons and cartilages. Without collagen your body would basically fall apart!
Are we getting enough Collagen in our body?
Unfortunately, the answer is: NO.
The reason is simple. Over the last few centuries our diet has changed drastically. and naturally We no longer consume certain parts of animals like bone marrow, cartilages and tendons on a daily basis. And because most collagen is found in exactly those parts of mammals, we are missing out on quite a significant level of daily required collagen that our body needs to replenish on its own. Hence why, our collagen levels have decreased significantly as a result. Collagen production decline speeds up especially if your lifestyle involves the following behaviours: eating too much sugar and refined carbs, getting too much sunshine (exposed to frequent or excessive sun or UV light), and smoking which can impair wound healing.
What issues do we face with collagen-deficiency?
From the age of 30 onwards collagen production in the body naturally starts to decline leading to many unwelcome problems such as wrinkles, saggy skin, and potentially, health conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
It is much harder to recover from physical injuries and body aches become a regular occurrence. Not to mention potential conditions such as Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis, both linked to a chronic drop in collagen levels.
As the decline in collagen level reaches a certain low, it can affect the strength and integrity of your hair follicles as they are left unsupported and begin to wither away and become unable to sustain healthy growth.
What can we do to help improve collagen levels?
So much of our body relies on a strong collagen matrix as a structure and a support system; tendons and ligaments, connective tissue and cartilage, joint tissue, skin, hair and nails and even bones; all parts of the body that need collagen in order to function optimally.
If you are serious about improving your daily collagen intake, only high-quality proteins found in high-quality hydrolyzed collagen peptides supplements will be the right great choice.
It is actually quite easy to have Vital Collagen Peptides as part of your everyday diet and routine. Simply add it into just about any beverage, hot or cold. Our hydrolyzed collagen peptides dissolve almost instantly when you stir in your beverage. Plus, the fact that it is unflavored makes it an extra convenient way to incorporate it into your lifestyle and daily activities. Supplement your collagen on a daily basis without even noticing it!