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Collagen FAQs

April 9th, 2019

1. What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and it accounts for over 30% of the body’s protein. As the key building blocks that provide support and structure to our bodies, collagen is present in all connective tissues such as skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. As the structural framework of the body, collagen plays a crucial role in terms of supporting and connecting everything together.

2. What are collagen peptides?

Collagen peptides, which are also known as collagen hydrolysate or hydrolyzed collagen, are a highly digestible protein obtained through the enzymatic treatment of collagen rich materials. Sourced from the highest quality raw materials, our collagen peptides are produced from a strictly controlled process that uses a unique biotechnology which results in premium quality.

3. What are the health benefits associated with collagen peptides?

Several clinical studies have proven the positive health benefits of collagen peptides in relation to the skin, bones, joints, weight management and sports performance.

4. How does collagen function on skin?

Several scientific studies have demonstrated that collagen peptides stimulate collagen synthesis in fibroblast and in turn improve skin properties such as hydration and elasticity. This enables collagen to help in minimizing skin aging consequences. A recent placebo-controlled double-blind clinical study carried out at a clinic in France showed that the oral intake of 10g a day boosts skin performance after 56 days.

5. How does collagen function on joints?

The intake of collagen peptides improves and strengthens joint structure at different levels (ligaments, tendons and cartilage). Furthermore, it is also claimed, based on scientific research, that these peptides might have an anti-inflammatory effect in terms of reducing joint pain and/or discomfort.

6. How does collagen function on bone?

Collagen peptides stimulate bone metabolism: they help to maintain bone mineral density and decrease bone loss, which leads to healthier and stronger bones.

7. How is collagen absorbed by the human body?

Collagen peptides are further hydrolyzed into smaller peptides or even free amino acids along the human digestive tract. They can also easily be absorbed in the intestine. Tests have proven that they reach the blood stream within 15 minutes and are available to exert different functions in target tissues. The presence of peptides reached a maximum level after 1-2 hours and then decreased to one-half of the maximum level 4 hours after the ingestion.

8. Can I combine collagen peptides and other proteins such as whey? 

Thanks to the neutral flavour and smell, as well as the excellent dissolution properties, our collagen can easily be combined with other proteins for your healthy and balanced diets or formulation needs. In fact, you will appreciate the synergy between different proteins as you use them to help realize your sporting and fitness goals. For example, a shake containing a blend of collagen and whey protein is ideal for pre and post workout for muscle building and tissue protection.

9. What is the daily dose of Active Naturals Collagen?

Generally speaking, we recommend the intake of 10g per day in order to enjoy the full health benefits. However, any use of food supplement must be in balance with your daily nutritional intake. If you are unsure, please consult your health care provider.

10. Are collagen peptides protein?

Yes, collagen peptides are pure proteins. This natural ingredient is free from gluten, sugar, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates, artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners. It does not contain any additives and preservatives.

11. What is the amino acid profile of Active Naturals collagen peptides?

As a pure protein source, Active Naturals collagen peptides consist of a unique combination of amino acids, which include 8 out of 9 of the essential amino acids. Collagen peptides are rich in hydroxyproline, glycine and proline.

We are stoked to add Hydrolysed Collagen to the Active Naturals range, check it out here:

ACTIVE NATURALS HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN 150g