Consuming 10-20 grams of collagen peptides daily has been clinically proven to result in a number of physiological benefits. Click here to see the latest research on the effects of collagen peptide consumption on the human body.
WHAT ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES? Collagen peptides (also known as hydrolyzed collagen) are an easily digestible form of collagen, an insoluble group of amino acids that account for 30% of the protein in our bodies and 70% of the protein in our skin. The most common amino acids in collagen are proline, glycine and hydroxyproline. These are amino acids that most of us do not consume enough of on a daily basis as they are not commonly found in muscle meats and other protein-packed foods.
Many people are familiar with collagen's role in the skin, which is why it is found in many beauty products, but collagen peptides can offer so many more benefits. Most beauty products that contain collagen won’t do much for your skin. The reason for this is because the collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed through the skin. This is where collagen peptides come to the rescue! Collagen peptides are more easily digested because of the low molecular weight, and can be absorbed within 30 minutes. In order for your body to benefit from collagen supplements the collagen needs to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Using collagen in creams or cosmetic products won't do this. Even consuming collagen gelatin is not as effective as consuming collagen peptides, because collagen peptides are a further broken down version of collagen gelatin. This additional breakdown of the protein allows our bodies to easily and quickly adsorb the collagen. In addition to promoting tighter, healthier skin collagen peptides are also more effective in helping replace the synovial fluids between the joints and as well as repair and build cartilage weakened by long-term use, impact and stress.
Hydrolyzed collagen is unique in its amino acid structure because of its high amounts of glycine, lysine and proline. These amino acids are not as common in food and protein supplements, but are essential to promoting the benefits described above. All of the amino acids collectively are beneficial to cell reproduction, but it is the distinctive spectrum of amino acids found in collagen peptides that impacts the metabolic pathways to healthy tissue.
HOW ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES MADE? Collagen peptides are produced from collagen found in the bones, skin, and connective tissue of animals. The process of hydrolysis involves breaking down the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands. Wider Path collagen peptides are produced from grass-fed bovine (cow) hides. Our product is unique among others in the market because our collagen peptides are not first made into gelatin before they are made into collagen peptides. They are made directly into collagen peptides through a single process, which minimizes the loss of protein. Our entire process only takes about 12-14 hours, whereas the process used by most producers can take up to a week, leading to the amino acids becoming in-active. This is a unique feature that makes our collagen peptides a cut above the rest.
Production process overview
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