WHAT IS GELATIN
Healthy and Agile gelatin is a safe, effective, odourless, colourless and tasteless water-soluble protein prepared from collagen and used as a supplement to improve your joints, bones, muscles, digestion, skin, hair and nails. It is used in cooking and has many other practical applications in food and pharmaceuticals. Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, bones of animals such as cattle, and pigs.
Purity is assured at all stages with rigorous Food Manufacturing Practice standards in place.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF GELATIN
Gelling gelatin from Healthy and Agile is food grade gelatin – the kind used in cooking. It consists of larger particles than its counterpart and is dissolvable only in hot water. As well as its use in cooking, food grade gelatine will boost your nails, hair and skin because it is 100% collagen. Our food grade gelatine supplement is DIGESTIVITAL which is sourced from Australian beef, processed and packaged in Australia.
Non-gelling gelatin from Healthy and Agile is also known as hydrolysed collagen or collagen peptide. The hydrolysis process results in reducing the collagen proteins into small peptides which are rapidly absorbed by the body enabling a fast release of its healing properties. Our hydrolysed collagen supplements are JOINTVITAL, and FEMVITAL which are target specific for joints and cartilage, the skin and maintaining muscle mass respectively.
Collagen hydrolysate (also known as Collagen Peptides) and gelatin all start out the same as collagen extracted from beef or pork hides. They share the same amino acid configuration and health benefits. The difference is the hydrolysed collagen does not gel and is more readily digested.
COLLAGEN IS IMPORTANT
Healthy and Agile collagen supplements are a vital dietary addition to maintain the levels of amino acids that are normally produced by the body. However, inadequate diet, sickness and stress impact upon production. Collagen is the most important of the sclero-proteins in the bodies of humans as it makes up 70% of our joint cartilage and 30% of our body’s total protein. It is abundant in our skin and bone, teeth and tendons, cartilage and ligaments and also found in our gut, corneas and intervertebral discs. Collagen is an important building block at a cellular level containing the 18 amino acids necessary to maintain good physical health.
Healthy and Agile’s high quality hydrolysed collagen supplements are formulated for easy absorption so the body can readily utilise the amino acids and peptides. Collagen protein, a polypeptide molecule, is a chain comprising of over 1500 amino acids. It is the glue holding us together and found in major organs like the heart, lungs, liver and prostate, our blood cells and arteries as well as our skin, hair, joints, nails, bones and muscles. As we age and our collagen production declines our organs become weaker and more vulnerable to disease. Digestion of protein from our diet in the exact form needed is often inadequate.
BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS
Healthy and Agile’s range of gelatin supplements benefit the whole body. They help your body run smoothly and aid in joint regeneration resulting from arthritis or wear and tear. Skin is plumped and regains elasticity, significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They help break down proteins in the gut, healing and easing damage and inflammation in sensitive tummies, helping to manage food allergies and absorbing water thus keeping the colon moving. The loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength as a result of ageing, (Sarcopenia), when supplemented with collagen peptide shows significant improvement making it ideal for the elderly or body builders. The ancient Chinese realized the healing properties of gelatin using it medicinally as well as for food. Then the Dutch ‘rediscovered’ the benefits of gelatin as a joint supplement in 1685, followed by the English fifteen years later. Since then studies have shown that gelatin supplements are a forgotten superfood.
MORE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS
Sustained use of Healthy and Agile supplements can only serve to support conditions brought about by collagen deficiency. The body responds to optimum nutrition and using a collagen supplementation can only improve areas of the body that have declined, even through chronic conditions.
- Osteoporosis – gelatin is great for bones
- Digestive disorders – glutamine helps heal gut mucosa
- Wound healing – glycine aids in skin repair
- Overweight – gelatin helps keep you feeling full for longer
- Supports healthy thyroid function – balances tryptophan levels
- Anti stress – glycine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and thus promotes sleep
- Aids digestion – glycine stimulates production of stomach acid
Glycine – 21%: Glycine is a neuro-transmitter involved in signalling through the hippocampus and studies have shown that higher doses than what our bodies naturally produce from diet, approx. 2 gm per day, can help with sleep and some neuro-behavioural disorders. Glycine although the smallest and simplest of the amino acids, is necessary to help the liver cleanse us from daily toxic exposure to chemicals etc. It boosts metabolism by helping the body build and maintain muscle and helps break down fat. It helps regulate blood sugars thus it is vital for diabetics. Studies are showing Glycine may be efficacious in the treatment of some tumours by restricting blood flow, and it aids the body in the secretion of Human Growth Hormone. Glycine and Arginine – 8%, together help our wounds heal faster both internally and externally making it a great supplement for those suffering from the intestinal damage of coeliac disease.
Proline – 12%: Proline plays an essential role in the production of collagen and cartilage. If we are proline deficient our bodies cannot supply enough collagen to prevent aging and wrinkles. As well as reducing the visible signs of aging and enhancing skin health this supplement also impacts on hair, nails and teeth. Most importantly it also helps your artery walls minimize fat accumulation by releasing fat build up in the bloodstream. Great for your heart health.
Hydroxyproline – 12%: another major component of the protein collagen, playing a key role in collagen stability. It can also help with cellulite and stretch marks.
Analine – 9%: Analine’s presence in the body delivers toxins from the blood to the liver for elimination after helping the body convert glucose into energy.
Glutamic Acid – 10%: The only amino acid metabolised in the brain and important for brain function. It aids in sending potassium into the spinal fluid and is an excitatory neurotransmitter, thus there has been interest in its use for the treatment of fatigue, Parkinsons, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, and alcoholism.
These are the big six in gelatine and combined with the other twelve amino acids make for a power house of regenerative properties at a cellular level for our whole body.