COLLAGEN VS COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

Collagen is the human body’s most abundant protein, making up around 30% of total protein content. It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of the body’s connective tissues and thus give structure to the hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. However, it cannot be absorbed through our diet because collagen in its natural state would be too large to be absorbed to do any good.

Collagen peptides refers to collagen that has undergone a process called hydrolysis which breaks down the amino acids in collagen into smaller molecules, making it easier for the body to absorb. When taken orally, collagen peptides build up in the skin and cartilage which can help improve some skin and joint conditions.

BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN 

  • Better Skin Health

Unfortunately, collagen starts to degrade with age, resulting in visible signs of aging like lines and wrinkles. Collagen peptides are used to help improve skin health and slow down these signs of aging. There have been several scientific studies that demonstrates this. For example, in a study in the Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals, several women drank a mixture containing various vitamins, minerals, collagen peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The study showed that compared with those in the control group, the women who drank this mixture reduced the depth of their wrinkles significantly. The participants’ skin hydration and elasticity also improved significantly.

  • Improved Joint Health

As a person ages, their joints start to break down as the cartilage which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints wears away. Collagen helps maintain the integrity of this cartilage. In one study, 73 athletes who consumed 10 grams of collagen daily for 24 weeks experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest, compared with a group that did not take it.

  • Improved Bone Health

Collagen peptides can support bone health. Bones are predominantly composed of collagen and calcium salts. According to a new pioneering study carried out by French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA) in collaboration with Rousselot, collagen peptides can have a positive impact on bone metabolism; in other words, collagen peptide supplementation can support the body’s process of maintaining bone strength.

Here are some of the best collagen products:

Best for Joints

These convenient tablets can be easily dissolved in water so implementing this product into one’s daily routine is an easy way to consume more collagen. This tablet contains other vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, D3, K2 and Magnesium which supports joint and bone health, reduce inflammation and rebuild cartilage.

This product is available in a convenient capsule form which can be taken once per day with water. Each capsule contains 500mg of Type II Collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C which is an important water-soluble vitamin that stimulates collagen synthesis, promotes wound healing, and protects against skin damage. In addition to this, it contains a variety of ingredients like Vitamin D3, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium which helps maintain normal bones and connective tissue. It is also free from GMO, artificial colours and flavours, wheat, dairy and gluten.

Best for skin

This capsule contains marine sourced hydrolysed Collagen with Vitamin C, Zinc & B-Vitamins. Vitamin C aids in supporting healthy collagen formation. Since our body cannot store Vitamin C, it must be consumed daily so supplements containing Vitamin C would be a great start. Zinc is an essential mineral for cell repair and helps to protect collagen in the body from damage, aiding in the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails.

  • Pro-life Be Beautiful Capsules

These capsules can be easily added into one’s daily routine by taking 1-2 tablets up to 3 times daily with food. With each capsule containing 500 mg of marine collagen and 50 mg of vitamin C, consuming this daily would help support tissue repair and nutrition as vitamin C is also vital in the production of collagen in our body. In addition, it contains the Coenzyme Q10 which acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage as the skin is constantly exposed to damaging agents which contributes to aging.

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  • Derma E Collagen Skincare Products

For those who do not prefer oral supplements, these Derma E products would be a better choice.

The Advanced Peptides & Collagen Serum is a nourishing serum formulated with multi-peptides to aid in reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles to obtain younger, smoother skin. To enhance the serum’s age-defying benefits, follow with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Moisturizer which is packed with peptides and collagen required to minimize wrinkles and achieve healthy and hydrated skin. Lastly, finish it off with the Advanced Peptides & Collagen Eye Cream which is a peptide infused eye cream to smoothen the appearance of laughter lines and wrinkles, reducing signs of aging to achieve more radiant-looking eyes.

Oz Health Collagen Joint Restore

HSA-approved:  MAHP2000514, MAHS2000508

References:

  • What to know about collagen supplements (2019). Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325344#skin-health
  • What is bone health and how can collagen peptides support it?(2020). Retrieved from https://www.rousselot.com/health/media/blog/what-is-bone-health-and-how-can-collagen-peptides-support-it#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20new%20pioneering,process%20of%20maintaining%20bone%20strength.

  • 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain(2008). Retrieved from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18416885/

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