Collagen is the most abundant fibrous protein in the human body. Collagen is made by specialized cells in the skin, ligaments, bones and cartilage. Collagen is the glue that holds the body together. Between 25% and 35% of all protein in the body is made up of collagen and up to 70% of the proteins in the connective tissues are composed of collagen.
TRUCOLLAGEN is enzymatically broken down to a very low molecular weight that is easily assimilated and absorbed in the intestines without the further requirement of digestive enzymes in the body.
TRUCOLLAGEN (plain) has naturally occurring amino acids that are high in glycine, alanine, proline and lysine. Plain collagen is ideal for the person who needs to take extra collagen due to inflammation which has led to excessive wear and tear of cartilage, joints and/or musculoskeletal injuries. Please see the list below for long term effects of collagen.
Long term effects of collagen helps support the following:
repair of musculo-skeletal injuries
improved joint flexibility
increases bone density
supports vascular function
improved hydration of connective tissues of the body
improved signal induction
extra cellular matrix which supports the transportation of nutrients across the cell membrane
protects cell against toxins (environmental, bacteria, virus)
increased metabolic rate
fine lines and wrinkles
Collagen supports sleep and restores, repairs and regenerates. It is ideal to take before bed.
Recommended dosage: Suggested dosage 2-3 tablespoons twice a day in liquid or food (such as soup, yogurt). Taken on an empty stomach works more for joint inflammation. Taken with meals, collagen supports digestion, balances gastrointestinal inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory response in the gastrointestinal tract.
What is the difference between the collagen/plain an collagen/amino acid
Collagen/plain – joint, muscular skeletal inflammation. cartilage, connective tissue, ligaments, tendons. Suggested intake (3 rounded T 2x day) Dosage can be increased if desired.
Collagen/amino acid – supports brain, liver and gastro-intestinal function
Athletes and Body Builders – supports muscle growth and metabolism.
Anti-aging – provides positive nitrogen balance, which is important in the nutritional support of age related degeneration like collagen and cartilage damage. It is an excellent food product for individuals with a sedentary lifestyle.
Inflammation – helpful nutritional support for individuals predisposed to repetitive joint injury, pain and muscle discomfort.
Musculo-skeletal injuries – helps supply nutritional materials for cell repair.
Skin tone – by providing critical nutrients it helps support skin strength and texture. Healthy skin retains moisture better and is more elastic and less prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Hair condition – provides nutritional support for hair.
Nail strength – provides building blocks for nails.
Muscle tone and strength – are supported through enhanced anaerobic metabolism.
Tissue hydration – is supported.
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