When sourcing ingredients for our range of products we only purchase the best to ensure our customers experience optimum benefits, 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 and the benefits that can be experienced when consuming collagen.
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, 80 – 90% are either type I, II or III, with type I being the most common. Type 1 hydrolysed collagen is the type used in Beauty Complex and Joint Complex.
Collagen is the bodies most abundant protein, 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.
The Peptan® Collagen Peptides that are used by Revive Active are a pure and bioactive protein derived from a 100% natural source, containing more than 97% protein and are the same as the collagen found in our skin and bones. Their hydrolysed form makes them easily digestible and their skin and mobility benefits are supported by published scientific studies.
Ref: Asserin, J. et al., 2015. The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network: evidence from an ex vivo model and randomized,. Placebo-controlled clinical trials. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology., doi: 10.1111/jocd.12174
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 constitutes 75% of the skin's dry mass content. A key component of the skin’s structure, collagen fibres provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity, and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture. Both Beauty Complex and Joint Complex contain a combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Collagen and Tendons
Tendons are strong fibrous connective tissues that connect muscles to bones. During muscle contraction the tendons' role is to transmit forces and withstand tension. Tendons contain 85% collagen type 1 and also proteoglycans.
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 around 90% of organic bone mass, collagen provides the structural framework on which calcium and other minerals are anchored. Collagen fibers also provide bone flexibility.
Peptan® Collagen Peptides benefits are supported by published scientific studies. It is suggested that Peptan is a holistic solution to maintain the health of the musculoskeletal system and support skin beauty.
Beauty Complex contains 7,000mg of type 1 Peptan® Collagen Peptides and 100mg of Hyaluronic Acid plus Phytoceramides, Selenium, Vitamins C, E and Copper.
Joint Complex contains 5,000mg of type 1 Peptan® Collagen Peptides and 100mg of Hyaluronic Acid plus MSM, Glucosamine, Boron, Vitamins C, K, D, Copper and Manganese.