What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant form of protein found in the body. In fact, it accounts for almost 30% of the body’s entire protein content. The word collagen is derived from the French word ‘collagène’, which directly translates to ‘glue forming’. This protein’s name couldn’t be more on point because it is the main source of protein found in connective tissues like tendons, cartilage, bones, and skin. Everything that connects and holds our bodies together.
Hydrolyzed collagen results when animal collagen is defatted, ground, soaked in hydrochloric acid, and dehydrated. The resultant powder is the collagen that can then be used for consumption.
High Protein, zero carbs. Several health benefits including:
- Improving skin health and maintaining elasticity
- Managing inflammation in the joints and reducing the risk of osteoarthritis
- Increasing bone mass density and improving bone strength.
- Preventing heart disease
- Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Improving gut health
Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Collagen?
N/A when taking between 2.5 – 10 grams per day. Can lead to high calcium in excess amounts. Individuals with fish allergies may have an allergic reaction to marine base collagen.
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