When sourcing ingredients for our range of products we always aim to purchase the best quality ingredients in the most bioavailable form, to ensure that our customers get the best, and our collagen supplier is no different.
We use Peptan® Collagen Peptides in both our Beauty Complex and Joint Complex products and this blog will give some insight into what makes Peptan® Collagen Peptides different from other collagen available on the market.
Collagen production in the body naturally depletes as we age. It is thought from the age of about 30 our bodies begin to produce less collagen, and this accelerates further in our 40’s, leading to visible and noticeable signs of aging. Collagen loss is a natural process, but lifestyle choices, sun and pollution can have a further impact on the visible signs of aging.
In our bodies, there are different types of collagen, either Type I, II or III, with Type I being the most common.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and it can support the integrity of our body’s connective tissue and thus maintaining the form and function of our skin, cartilage and bones.
How is Collagen Distributed in the Body?
Different cells in our body are responsible for the production of collagen. The cells use specific amino acids as building blocks for the long chains that are wound together to the large collagen triple helix. Several helices are then organized into the strong fibres that provide structural tissue support, flexibility and the ability to withstand forces.
Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein, making up approximately 30% of the proteins in our body. Collagen is the key structural protein that ensures the cohesion, elasticity and strength of all our connective tissues, including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones
Collagen and Skin
Collagen makes up to 70% of the skin's dry mass content. Collagen is the major insoluble fibrous protein in the extracellular matrix of the skin, with the most abundant being Type 1 Collagen.
Collagen and Tendons
Tendons of which collagen is a key component, are strong fibrous connective tissues that connect muscles to bones. During muscle contraction the tendons' role is to transmit forces and withstand tension. Tendons contains up to 85% collagen Type 1.
Joint cartilage is made up of cellular building blocks (chondrocytes), which produce an extracellular matrix, consisting of collagen and proteoglycans (mainly aggrecan). Collagen fibres make up 70% of cartilage and are responsible for its structure and strength, while proteoglycans serve as lubricant to the joint.
Representing up to 90% of organic bone mass, collagen provides the structural framework on which calcium and other minerals are anchored. Collagen fibres also provide bone flexibility.
The Peptan® Collagen Peptides that are used by Revive Active are derived from fish, a 100% natural source, containing more than 97% protein and are the same type, as the collagen found in our skin and bones. Type 1 hydrolysed collagen is the type used in Beauty Complex and Joint Complex. Being in a hydrolysed form, means that the protein is broken down into smaller chains of amino acids, making it bioavailable and more easily absorbed by the body.
Beauty Complex contains 7,000 mg of Type 1 Peptan® Collagen Peptides and 100 mg of Hyaluronic Acid plus Phytoceramides, Selenium, Vitamins C, E and Copper.
Joint Complex contains 5,000 mg of Type 1 Peptan® Collagen Peptides and 100 mg of Hyaluronic Acid plus (MSM) Methylsulfonylmethane, Glucosamine, Boron, Vitamins C, K, D, Copper and Manganese.