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Collagen

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is

key for all connective tissue (bone, skin, muscle, cartilage,

tendons and ligaments). It provides the infrastructure for

our entire musculoskeletal system making it essential for

maintaining mobility. Ninety percent of bone mass is from

Collagen. As we age, Collagen becomes extremely important,

not only for bone health, but the health of our joints. It is also

the secret to supple and youthful looking skin.

What is Hydrolyzed Collagen?

There are many clinical trials using Hydrolyzed Collagen for

the treatment of Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia

as well as enhancing the appearance of skin. A similar

compound, gelatin, has been used to treat musculoskeletal

and dermatological issues for centuries. The medicinal uses

of gelatin first appeared in writing in 1175 when Hildegard

discussed it as a treatment for joint pain. The process for

obtaining Hydrolyzed Collagen is slightly different than that

of gelatin. Collagen undergoes a gentle enzymatic hydrolysis

procedure that results in bioactive collagen peptides.

Hydrolyzed Collagen for

Osteoporosis:

Collagen makes up a significant portion of bone mass.

Bone is constantly turning over; new bone is being formed

while older bone is going through resorption (being broken

down by osteoclasts). Approximately fifteen percent of our

bone undergoes turn over per year. There are many factors

that can influence bone density, age being a primary one.

Bone loss begins at age thirty in both men and women.

When the ratio of bone resorption becomes greater than

bone formation, bone density issues like Osteopenia and

Osteoporosis become a concern. As many people know,

hip fractures can be life threatening and they often happen

in those who suffer from Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.

Currently, the pharmaceutical medications available for

treating Osteoporosis and Osteopenia come with many

negative and toxic side effects. This is where Hydrolyzed

Collagen comes in. It has been found to be helpful for

inhibiting bone resorption and is safe for long-term use.

The only side effect you will get with Hydrolyzed Collagen

is perhaps a more youthful appearance.


Pro Collagen will have you:

Looking younger

Free of joint pain

Strengthening your bones

Boosting athletic performance


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