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.
Taking a collagen supplement can act as a trigger in your body, prompting it to start producing more collagen. With today’s technology the suppliers of Healthy and Agile’s supplements have engineered the amino acid chains to make them target specific thus insuring the product will get to work in the area that needs it, be it skin, hair and nails for example, or the joints and cartilage. Clinical trials have shown a measureable reduction in wrinkle depth with improved skin texture and also with joint pain and inflammation, offering relief to arthritis sufferers.
Collagen capsules can contain up to 1gm of collagen, however the optimum dose rate for joints is 10gm per day and for the skin, 2.5gm per day. At Healthy and Agile, our supplements are in powder form – tasteless and odourless, easily dissolved in liquid and readily bioavailable, meaning it is digested and absorbed rapidly by the body to aid in the stimulation of collagen production at a cellular level.
Any supplements with fillers or any artificial ingredients should be avoided at all costs and Vitamin C has been shown to improve efficacy.
Healthy and Agile’s collagen supplements are classed as a food product therefore there are no contra-indications with any prescription medicines. No fillers, no gluten, no fats, no carbs, no msg and Paleo friendly. If you have any queries about our products please don’t hesitate to ask.