Whether you are 50 or 75 years old, actively engaged in lifelong physical pursuits or simply want to keep up your daily activities such as walking the dog, gardening or going for a stroll in the park with the grandchildren, you will need well-functioning musculoskeletal system (that consists of joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissues and cartilage). Good nutrition with dietary supplements of collagen can help delay the rapid loss of natural stores of collagen from within the body. Type 1 and type 2 collagen are gaining widespread acceptance due to a growing body of scientific evidence. Collagen simultaneously supports all the connective tissues by stimulating local cells in the target tissues to produce more collagen and other key components.
When we are younger, collagen production and degradation in our bodies harmoniously balance each other as the tissues mature, the degradation of collagen supersedes the production.
Collagen peptides have been studied for their potential biological benefits with very promising results. Several scientific studies have demonstrated the bioavailability of collagen peptides after oral administration in animals and humans increases significantly and can have positive results on the body.
Collagen peptides are easily absorbed by the body. In vivo studies have shown that when administered orally, collagen peptides are rapidly absorbed and reach the bloodstream through the intestines making it readily available for various metabolic processes [3,4]
Other studies have found that collagen supplementation to be effective in treating: