It is so unfair for planned obsolescence to be programmed into us. In just a short few years our skin begins to sag, our joints become creaky and painful, our hair thins and we lose our energy and stamina. Let’s face it we begin to look and feel old.
But wait! There is an answer.
What is Collagen?
It is the most common protein in the body and one of the most important structural building blocks for our bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue. You owe the elasticity, firmness, and youthful glow of your skin to it.
It is the glue that holds the parts of the body together. As a matter of fact, Collagen comes from the Greek word Kolla, which means glue. The body creates the substances that form into body parts which are Collagen themselves.
Collagen Naturally Replaced
The Collagen content that is consistently being replaced by the body keeps the body healthy and the body parts functional and happy. That means a happy you until you notice these parts are not quite as happy as they were because the joints ache, the skin sags and intestinal problems, and more.
What went wrong?
The body produces all of the Collagen needed to repair and patch up these vital body parts while you are young but after the age of 20, the body makes 12% less Collagen every decade. By the age of sixty it is only making 50% of what is needed to repair deteriorating and damaged parts. By 80, it is only making 10% of what is needed.
But Mother Nature knew what she was doing. During youth is the prime time for productivity, reproduction and not for elderly years.
Modern science has learned to help us retain that youthful glow through the years through Collagen supplements. But first, before going into how you can keep your body humming and you happy with your ability to beat the years, let’s look at just these Collagen types so you can understand what you are taking when you go further.
There are 28 types of Collagen, but here are the top five most prominent in the Body.
This type contains 90% of Collagen, which includes the connective tissue in the body, holding together ligaments, tendons, bones, scar tissue.
Joint Cartledge. This is the covering of bones in the joints that is maintained smooth to enable the bones to move and interact.
It forms a kind of mesh around the liver and other internal organs, and is in the bone marrow.
Respiratory tract, intestinal tract, digestion and the heart and the veins and arteries. Again there must be some component to hold these organs in place and Collagen to the rescue.
Hair and skin surfaces.
It is easily seen that Collagen is vital to our health and well-being. Since man’s body was created, it always had an internal system to provide a means to stabilize the skeleton, to give inner organ support, and heal itself within. His primary diet has always been Collagen rich food. We ate every part of the animal, including the bones. This nutritional source is our heritage and our bodies evolved over millions of years with this as our food source. It still is.
The source of collagen today is the same as always – animal skin, bone, joint material, cartilage, and eggshell membrane. Multiple animals such as cows, chickens, fish, are rich sources. For example, in Bovine, it is extracted by boiling (hydrolysis) the skin and other parts which break it down into digestible form. Hydro is Greek for water, and lysis means to unbind. Water has the effect of separating the chemicals into a useable form. The original Collagen molecule is a large helix string (think strings of DNA) and difficult to absorb. The hydrolysis process reduces it to smaller particles that allow the body to consume and absorb it. The results are what is called Peptides. These will supply all five types of essential Collagen.
Made into a Tasteless Digestible Powder
Through the process of evaporation and other milling techniques, it is dried and made into powder. Then it is put into pills, capsules, bars, and a variety of ways for easy consumption.
This is the special answer to painful joints, hair, skin, and nails problems, and digestion. It contains a rich and full variety of the essential types of Collagen necessary to keep you fit, supple, smooth, and dangerous.
Contact us today at Custom Nutra to explore the possibilities of creating your own custom Collagen formulation.