Widely used in treatments against aging of the skin, collagen is also essential for taking care of the joints. Since its natural production is reduced from the age of 30, it is important to include it in your diet. Where to find collagen and how much to consume per day?
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein naturally present in the body and represents about 40% of the body’s protein. It ensures the cohesion, elasticity of the tissues since it is present in the skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and even muscles. It is even considered to be the essential link in all the tissues of the body.
Its maximum natural production is reached around the age of 20 and gradually decreases, while it is with time and aging that the body needs it most.
Peptan Collagen Peptides
- check Type I collagen: the reference collagen
- check Target: tendonitis and moderate joint pain
- check Packaging: 1.2kg and 4kg
- check Dosage: 10 to 20g per day
Why take collagen?
Some scientists believe that signs of aging or joint problems are due to decreased collagen production. Studies have shown that collagen can have an effect on:
- the epidermis (elasticity of the skin: appearance of wrinkles, appearance of the skin: cellulite)
- tendon tissue
- articular cartilage
- muscle tissue
- nails and hair
- bone density
Taking collagen facilitates the regeneration of tissues damaged by recurrent tendonitis and contributes to the resumption of sports following an operation, recover from an injury, find elastic and less wrinkled skin , shinier hair, stronger nails.
Researchers believe that the high levels of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline present in collagen are responsible for the benefits of collagen.
How to consume collagen?
Collagen is found in certain foods such as beef or pork bone broth, veal stock, animal rind, bones, gelatin and anecdotally in certain vegetables, eggs, avocado, red fruits. The most consumed is bovine collagen, easier to find and to cook. Our modern diet contains few foods in which collagen is present in abundance.
However, over time, the natural synthesis of collagen becomes insufficient and you will then have to turn to supplementation to maintain a sufficient level for your body. Collagen peptides are a supplement to collagen in bovine or marine form. Marine collagen has appeared quite recently compared to bovine collagen: it comes from the skin, bones and scales of fish. It is found in the form of a food supplement (in capsule or powder) or in anti-aging creams.
Taking a collagen supplement and eating foods high in collagen can boost collagen production in the body and overcome its natural deficit. These 2 ways of consuming it complement each other.
What is collagen hydrolyzate?
Collagen hydrolyzate is the result of the hydrolysis of collagen. Hydrolysis involves breaking down collagen macro-proteins into smaller amino acids called collagen peptides so that they are better absorbed.
Whether you are an athlete, recovering from an injury, or just getting older (happens to all of us), you can take hydrolyzed collagen to prevent or recover from injury faster or slow aging.
Can Peptan collagen peptides be used daily?
Peptan can be taken daily at a rate of 10g per day. As collagen proteins have a unique amino acid profile, their consumption does not duplicate the consumption of whey-type proteins.
Collagen peptides also contain other short-chain amino acids: dipeptides and tripeptides, which scientists believe contribute to the benefits of collagen. These mixtures and alliances of amino acids ultimately make collagen irreplaceable.
Therefore, collagen peptides should not be taken as a replacement for a protein source with a meal. Unlike other proteins like whey, Peptan does not contain as much BCAAs. Another example is tryptophan, although this amino acid is vital for the production of neurotransmitters and hormones including serotonin and melatonin.
We recommend taking collagen peptides daily and not just when training.
Dosage and dosage
At Nutripure, we recommend that you take 10g to 20g per day. The dosage of 20g per day is reserved for people who exercise more than 5 times per week or have tendonitis / recurrent joint pain / injuries. For other people (active or occasional sports), 10g per day will be enough to give you a solid base of collagen.
You can consume your Peptan Collagen Peptides in the morning, at noon or in the evening; even after a workout. Our Peptan collagen powder can be drunk in a glass of water with lemon juice, with vegetable milk, in fruit or vegetable juice, in a smoothie, in a gazpacho, in your whey isolate shaker or same nature with one of the natural Nutripure flavors.
For a dosage of 10g, you can take it all at once. For a dosage of 20g, we recommend taking it twice a day.