As we know, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. This polypeptide is a mixture of amino acids that are present in all our connective tissue, our skin and our cartilage and bone. While we are born with an abundance of collagen the body’s production of it slows down in our mid to late 20’s. With life and environmental factors against us as well, production continues to decline, reducing by 1-2% each year.[Read more…]
Collagen, gelatin, collagen peptides, hydrolysed collagen – are they the same? How are they different? All of these are made of the same eighteen types of amino acids and contain eight of the nine amino acids that are essential to the human building block. There are however some slight differences so let me explain.[Read more…]
Our international manufacturer is one of the world’s largest producers of gelatin and collagen. All Healthy and Agile gelatin products are sourced from Australia’s leading supplier, whose roots are in Germany. They are winners of the 2015 Quality Raw Material Supplier of the Year award, an honour bestowed by The Complementary Medicines Australia Association. This company prides itself on sustainable production with its goal to be waste free. It is also a world leader for product traceability ensuring every batch of product is traceable right back to its source. Reducing environmental impact and maintaining human rights is the core of their business philosophy. They are a contemporary company with a corporate social conscience. This sits well with Healthy and Agile’s principles and ideology on treating the body as holistically as possible.[Read more…]
Collagen is the current hot word on everyone’s lips. We all know that collagen is plentiful in the bloom of youth with fresh, glowing, elastic skin but after age 25 our natural collagen production begins to slow down, creating a deficit of this essential protein. It is the most abundant protein in our body, found in cartilage, joints, ligaments, bone, blood, skin and muscle and therefore vital to keep us moving and looking great.
Of five good reasons why collagen is essential to your health, the first would be that it has been shown to reduce joint pain. Studies have shown that a collagen supplement can reduce swollen and tender joints thus helping with the symptoms of arthritis. Clinical studies done by the German manufacturers of Jointvital report rejuvenation of joint cartilage at a cellular level, enabling a greater range of movement – meaning more mobility and a better quality of life for many.
During the aging process our skin becomes increasingly dry as it suffers moisture loss. Age, hormones (menopause), nutrition and UV damage are environmental factors that affect the dermal layer structure. Femvital actually helps stimulate the skin’s cells to produce more collagen which starts to change the structure of the skin. Studies have shown a significant reduction in wrinkle depth in as little as 4 weeks, 65% more collagen in the skin, 10% increased skin elasticity and 18% increased elastin in the skin thus helping you turn back the aging clock and create your beauty from the inside. [Read more…]