Of all the numerous proteins in our body, we have the most collagen. It is the most abundant form of protein in our body. If forms our joints, muscles, skin and bones, hair and nails. Unfortunately, we lose our collagen at a rate of 1-2% per year after the age of 30. Therefore, wrinkles appear and our skin begins to sag. However, there is a way to fight back… Hydrolyzed Organic Collagen, like that sold at Livingtraditionallystore.com. But what about just eating more collagen rich foods like bone broth or marrow? What about gelatin? Let’s look at why effective collagen therapy must include a hydrolyzed supplement.
Collagen for skin bones hair and nails
First of all, why can’t we consume collagen in our food? Why can’t we just consume more meat, skin and other animal products like bone broths? The answer is because our body cannot break down and absorb the collagen before it is expelled through the digestive system. Collagen is a triple-helix protein, which is why it is elastic and very strong. This unfortunately makes it very hard to digest and absorb.
Scientists, knowing the benefits of collagen looked for ways to include more of it in our diet. In doing so they discovered gelatin (a key ingredient of jello). By using water to break down the collagen (a process called hydrolysis) they broke the triple helix and made the amino acid proteins into individual strands. This form of collagen will only dissolve in hot water and in cool water it will congeal. This is known as a partially hydrated product.
Hydrolyzed Collagen, like Living Traditionally Collagen, takes the process further. The individual strands of amino proteins are broken further into peptides. This is now basically a “pre-digested” protein and ready for bodily absorption. Unlike gelatin, hydrolyzed collagen will dissolve in cold water and will never congeal. This makes it ready and easy for your body to process (within six hours 90% will be absorbed) and use the collagen for building up your skin, bones and joints. Hydrolyzed Collagen also works fast and with taking as little as 10 grams per day.
Make sure to purchase organic, grass-fed bovine collagen or wild caught fish hydrolyzed collagen. Good collagen will be tasteless and dissolve completely and clearly in water. Of course, you can also add collagen to other liquids, smoothies, yogurts, etc. To ensure you are taking organic, grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen that is free of any additives use Living Traditionally Collagen from Livingtraditionallystore.com