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Bone and joint health

Maintain healthy bones and joints

As people age and wish to maintain mobility into their senior years, they are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining their joint and bone health. It is not only the aging population that can experience the aches and pains within the musculoskeletal system. Even those of us who are still actively engaged in physical activity, can often feel the strain on our joints. Collagen is the key structural component of bone and cartilage tissue, and maintaining sufficient levels is essential to ensure healthy and flexible joints. Regular consumption of collagen peptides has been associated with beneficial health effects of bones, joints and ligaments of the body [2]. 

Maintaining a healthy bone mass density helps prevent fractures . Approximately 90% of our organic bone mass contains collagen. Collagen provides the organic framework in bones on which minerals are deposited and also contribute to bone flexibility and strength. With age and lack of physical activity, bones can become less dense and more prone to damage. Several scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of ingestion of collagen peptides for our health:

Scientific research supports that the use of collagen peptides helps maintain healthier joints [1]

Among its potential benefits, it also emphasizes the strengthening of bone metabolism [3].

It may also contribute to reducing discomfort and improving joint mobility [4].

Positive effects were observed in a study to reduce degenerative problems by stimulating the anabolic process of cartilaginous tissues [5].

Pain symptoms that associated with physical exercise, are reduced [6].

 

[1] Bello AE, Oesser S. Collagen Hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders. Current Medical Research an Opinion 22; 2006. p. 2221-32.[1] Bello AE, Oesser S. Collagen Hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders. Current Medical Research an Opinion 22; 2006. p. 2221-32.[2] Kim HK, Kim MG, Leem KH. Osteogenic Activity of Collagen Peptide via ERK/MAPK Pathway Mediated Boosting of Collagen Synthesis and Its Therapeutic Efficacy in Osteoporotic Bone by Back-Scattered Electron Imaging and Microarchitecture Analysis. Molecules, 18; 2013. p. 15474-89.[3] Guillerminet F, Beaupied H, Fabien-Soulé V, Tomé D, Benhamou CL, Roux C, Blais A. Hydrolyzed collagen improves bone metabolism and biomechanical parameters in ovariectomized mice: An in vitro and in vivo study. Elsevier, Bone 46; 2010. p. 827–34. [4] Benito-Ruiz P, Camacho-Zambrano MM, Carrillo-Arcentales JN, Maestanza-Peralta MA, Vallejo-Flores CA, Vargas-López SV et al. A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of a food ingredient, collagen hydrolysate, for improving joint comfort. International Journal of food sciences and nutrition, 60 (S2); 2009. p. 99-113.[5] Schunk M, Schulze CH, Oesser S. Collagen hydrolysate supplementation stimulates proteoglycan metabolism and gene expression of articular chondrocytes. International Cartilage Repair Society Poster 189; 2007.[6] Clark KL, Sebastianelli W, Flechsenhar KR, Aukermann DF, Meza  F, Millard  RL, Deitch JR, Sherbondy PS, Albert A. 24 week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. Current Medical Research and Opinion 24; 2008. p. 1485–96.

 

 

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