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To find the answer, let’s look at what we are dealing with.

Think of your body as a carbon-oxygen machine, operating at 97.8 degrees Fahrenheit with lower life forms as fuel.  it should be easy to maintain and run as long as we treat it and feed it well. Therein lies the question, what do you feed it? Unlike a machine, it is alive and perhaps the most complicated machine in the world.

What Happens

Some observable facts:  Our skin begins to loosen and thin, and we are not as limber, with some uncomfortable creakiness in our joints. This increases in severity in time. By sixty the skin begins to splotch, become flabby, hair thins and we have pains in our joints in the back, hips, and knees. By eighty many are crippled, and the skin droops in an unsightly way.

Failed Attempts to Stay Young

      Until the last few years, we tried all kinds of topical rubs and skin creams, medications, pills, and potions, but none really worked. Then the effectiveness of Collagen was discovered.

What is Collagen, do we Need it and Why?

It is the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up to about one-third of its protein composition. It is a major building block in the construction of our skeleton, ligaments, tendons, and skin. It is in almost every part of the body including the teeth and blood vessels. It is like the glue that holds everything together and is taken from the Greek word “kola” meaning glue. Thus it is easy to see how important it is in our body.

How Does It Work in the Body?

While there are 28 different types of Collagen, five primary ones are the most important here.

Type I:   This type accounts for 90% of the collagen in your body.  These give form and structure to the bones with calcium, skin, arteries, tendons, scar tissue, and connective tissue constructed of densely packed fibers.

Type II  Here you find Joint cartilage,  a collagen type that forms into cartilage on the surface of and cushions your joints, consisting of more loosely packed fibers, that provides smooth movement of the heads of the bones in the joints.

Type III  The connective tissue, like the mesh around the liver, in the bone marrow and lymph.

Type IV  This type forms the respiratory tract and the bronchial tubes, tissue around the heart and the intestines.

Type V The hair and the cell surfaces.

The body uses Collagen to repair injured or worn areas in bones, skin, and other tissues, and replaces it as it is depleted over time.

Running Short on Collagen

As the body ages, it depletes its supply through stress, diet, wear, and tear. After age 20 the body makes 2% a year less and by age 50 it only produces one-half the Collagen it needs. This accounts for the achy joints, loss of hair, thinning skin and other evidence of aging. Oh my, I can’t help getting old but I don’t want to look or feel old.

One Reason is Diet

Until recently we ate every part of the animal, including the connective tissue and other protein nutrient-rich organ meat. Now we choose only the muscle of most meats in our diet which gives little collagen needed. The source of collagen is not from plants, but from animal protein.

Supplements to the Rescue

      Don’t worry, you can maintain your collagen, and thus your joints, skin, hair, and nails by supplementing with Collagen Peptides. Collagen itself needs to be broken down as its original fibers are difficult to digest. The process of using heat to break it down so the body can absorb it is called hydrolysis. Collagen that has been hydrolyzed is called “Peptides”, by boiling the hides and connective tissues of cows, chicken, and fish, (marine Collagen). It is “cooked down” and then evaporated and processed into a powerful tasteless powder that dissolves in water into a quickly digestible remedy.


      Bovine Collagen has consistently received raves about regaining the smooth, youthful glow of skin and hair after just a few weeks of using collagen. And many who had persistent aches in the back and hips now have relief as the rich nutrients in the are now rebuilding the cartilage and connective tissue that has been restored.  Contact us today at Custom Nutra to explore the possibilities of creating your own custom Collagen formulation





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