What is Hydrolyzed Collagen?
HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN (BOVINE) MAY HAVE AN UNPLEASANT SMELL AND TASTE TO IT BUT IS SAFE TO CONSUME.
IS USED IN THE PROCESS OF THE HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN (BOVINE).
Collagen comes from the Greek word kola, meaning glue producer. Ancient cultures boiled
skin and sinewy tissues of animals, notably horses. In fact, the oldest glue in the world was made with
collagen over 8000 years ago. It still has a role in gluemaking, but modern research identified several
other beneficial collagen properties.
Collagen is a fibrous protein found in connective tissues, such as the skin, organs, tendons, ligaments,
cartilage, and bones. It’s made up of the amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which form into three
tropocollagen strands. These strands break apart when subject to denaturation (e.g., applying sufficient
heat). However, too much heat can cause collagen proteins to lose their structure and ability to
Denatured collagen produces gelatin, whereas hydrolyzed collagen is the product of hydrolysis. Hydrolysis
uses water to break down collagen proteins into peptides, which have numerous applications in the
dermatology/skin care, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industries. Gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen
many properties, but the primary reason they aren’t used interchangeably is that gelatin hardens into a
gel-like substance once cooled. The hydrolyzed form is easier to absorb and less likely to lose efficacy
from heat damage. Collagen peptides also dissolve in hot or cold water, whereas gelatin is only soluble
Hydrolysis doesn’t affect the amino acid content of collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides contain 19
acids, including 8 out of 9 essential amino acids (lacking tryptophan). Its concentration of glycine and
proline amino acids is particularly notable, as they are 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins.
Why Do We Need Hydrolyzed Collagen?
Many people have insufficient levels of the amino acids needed to make collagen due to poor food choices.
Hydrolyzed collagen provides a bioavailable form of collagen that is easy for the body to process. Up to
percent of all the protein in the human body is collagen, including up to 70 percent of the proteins in
connective tissues. Collagen peptides support several areas of health, including maintaining
youthful-looking skin, joint function, muscle growth, and more.
What is Bovine Collagen?
Collagen exists in 20 forms within the body, but the most prevalent are types I, II, III, and IV.
supplements often come from animal sources, such as cows, pigs, and some aquatic animals. Bovine
peptides boost types I and III, whereas fish collagen increases types I and II. Types I and III are most
prevalent in skin cells, making bovine collagen peptides particularly effective for improving skin
elasticity, moisture, and smoothness. PureBulk’s hydrolyzed collagen is from 100% grass-fed cows. Bovine
collagen is a good choice for individuals with food sensitivities or allergies to fish, shellfish, or
Potential Collagen Powder Benefits
Collagen Benefits for Skin
Collagen plays a critical role in skin elasticity, strength, and hydration. The body's natural ability to
produce collagen and maintain hydration of the cells diminishes significantly after age 25. Too much
the sun can reduce collagen production as well. Taking hydrolyzed collagen peptides may help revert some
the signs of aging due to collagen loss. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides also promote hyaluronic acid synthesis, another compound
improves the appearance of skin. Numerous studies have reviewed collagen’s effects on the skin,
that hydrolyzed collagen improves skin hydration and elasticity while reducing the appearance of
better than placebos.
Collagen for Muscle Growth
Collagen comprises up to 10% of human muscle, and taking collagen supplements may support healthy muscle
tissue and growth. Collagen can also increase creatine, a protein that delivers energy to muscles during
workouts. Collagen also promotes healthy joint function, which is critical for flexibility and mobility
during exercise. Although collagen is a protein, it should not replace protein found in foods such as
beef, poultry, and whey protein. It is not a
complete protein, as it has insufficient amounts of cysteine and methionine.
Collagen For Weight Loss
Collagen may facilitate weight loss and help individuals maintain their weight. Eating more protein is a
great way to improve satiety, as it takes the body longer to digest it. Collagen can also boost satiety
hormones, helping individuals feel full and satisfied for longer.
Collagen for Joints
Cartilage and tendons can begin to loosen with insufficient collagen, making joints more prone to injury.
Dozens of scientific studies show hydrolyzed collagen supplements help support healthy joints by
collagen damage, joint pain, stiffness, and loss of bone density. Supplemental collagen may build up in
cartilage tissue over time, stimulating natural collagen production. The abundance of collagen helps
cartilage health and reduce inflammation. Hydrolyzed collagen is a popular option for long-term use to
support joint health due to its high safety profile.
Types of Collagens
Researchers have discovered 28 types of collagens. However, the most commonly occurring are types I – IV,
type I accounting for 90% of all the collagen in the human body.
Collagen type I: Type I is the most abundant collagen in humans. It’s found in skin,
nails, bones, ligaments, and tendons.
Collagen type II: Type II collagen provides joint support and is found in elastic
may be easier for the body to absorb type II than type I, as it isn’t as densely packed.
Collagen type III: Type III is the second most common collagen that occurs naturally in
It plays a role in blood clotting and wound healing. It’s found in muscles, organs, arteries, and blood
Collagen type IV: Type IV collagen is found in the skin that helps form the basement
zone (BMZ). The BMZ protects tissues from mechanical stress, such as bending, compression, shear,
Food with Collagen
Most collagen supplements come from bovine, chicken, or fish sources. However, numerous foods contain
- Fish with skin
- Shellfish, particularly oysters
- Bone broth
- Meats, such as beef and chicken
All collagen-rich foods come from animal sources. However, spirulina is rich in the amino
the body needs to synthesize collagen, and it’s vegan- and vegetarian-friendly.
What is the Best Collagen Supplement?
PureBulk carries several forms of collagen supplements. The best collagen supplement depends on the
is a type I collagen. It helps repair muscle tissue, support
cartilage health, and promote wound healing.
Chicken collagen is a
type II collagen and is a good supplement to support joint health.
type I and type III collagen. It helps strengthen bones and tendons. It also improves skin elasticity
reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Potential Collagen Powder Side Effects
No side effects or toxicity from collagen hydrolyzed or adverse interactions with food or medications
been reported by the FDA. Some individuals may experience heartburn or a feeling of fullness. External
of hydrolyzed collagen is generally considered safe. Those with sensitive skin may experience a
known as contact dermatitis. If itching, swelling, or a rash develops, immediately discontinue the use
Purity and Concentration of Collagen Hydrolyzed
This pharmaceutical-grade collagen hydrolyzed contains no fillers, additives, or anti-caking agents. It
assayed to contain at least 90% protein.
How Should I Store It?
Store in a cool, dry area protected from light. Reseal after each use.
Bioavailability, Mixing, and Solubility of Collagen Hydrolyzed
Hydrolyzed collagen works best when taken on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning. Take it with
or warm tea. It is absorbed fastest when not consumed with fluids containing other proteins or amino
Synonyms for Collagen Hydrolyzed
Hydrolyzed Collagen, collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptide, gelatine, gelatine hydrolysate, and
References & Further Research
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