The New "Protein Glue" That Can Hold Your Body and Brain Together (Plus, Discover The Top 11 Benefits of Our SANE Ultra-Pure Collagen Peptides)
Did you know there’s a “protein glue” that holds your body together?
It’s called collagen, and it’s all the rage nowadays for good reasons!
Without collagen, your skin would be dry and thin, your nails would be brittle, your muscles couldn’t grow, and your bones would be extremely fragile.
You may have heard that collagen can be good for your skin, but here’s the secret the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know: collagen does nothing for your skin, hair, or nails when it’s applied topically.
In fact, the molecule is too big to be absorbed by the skin.Collagen has to be eaten to reap all of its (many) benefits.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and it helps give shape, strength, and integrity to your tissues and organs.
It’s necessary to form and heal virtually every tissue in your body. That’s why it’s the most abundant protein you have — 30% of the total protein in your body is collagen.
Without optimal levels of collagen all of the following suffer or deteriorate:
Tendons, joints, and ligaments
So it’s clear that OPTIMAL levels of collagen is key for anyone suffering with issues in any of those areas. In fact, here are my favorite 11 benefits of optimal collagen levels...
TOP 11 BENEFITS OF THE RIGHT KIND OF COLLAGEN (BV COLLAGEN PEPTIDES (BCP))
1. SUPPORTS SKIN HEALTH
The real and lasting benefits of collagen in your skin come from the inside out. Research shows that taking the right kind of collagen supplements:
Improves skin elasticity
Boosts skin hydration
Prevents UV damage
Prevents early signs of aging
Diminishes roughness of facial skin
For example, in one double-blind trial, 69 women received either 2.5g or 5.0g of a collagen supplement or placebo once daily for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, skin elasticity in both collagen groups was significantly higher in comparison to placebo. After 4 weeks of follow-up treatment, elderly women had a significantly higher skin elasticity level.
Another double-blind trial comparing two types of collagen compounds found that a high collagen content significantly improved facial skin moisture, elasticity, wrinkles and roughness in comparison to the low collagen compound and the placebo.
Bottom line: The right kind of collagen supplementation can prevent early signs of aging by keeping your skin firm and moisturized.
2. KEEPS YOUR NAILS STRONG
Collagen supplementation can prevent brittle and broken nails, and support nail growth. One study found that consuming the right kind of collagen powder…
Increased nail growth rate by 12%.
Decreased the frequency of broken nails by 42%.
64% of participants had a significant improvement in brittle nails.
88% of participants experienced an improvement after 4 weeks.
3. MAY PREVENT PREMATURE HAIR LOSS
New groundbreaking research has found that certain types of collagen could prevent early hair loss, hair thinning, and hair graying, because collagen is part of your hair follicle stem cells (HFSC), which helps create new hair. A deficiency can trigger early aging in hair stem cells, causing premature hair loss.
4. ALLOWS MUSCLES GROWTH AND REGENERATION
Adequate levels of collagen in your body is vital for the growth and healing of muscles. The right kind of collagen supplementation has been shown to:
Increase muscle strength
Make resistance training more effective
Aid muscle regeneration
Prevent muscle disorders
One study found that supplementation with ultra-pure collagen in combination with resistance training increased fat-free mass and muscle strength while lowering fat mass.
A study published inNature discovered that a lack of a certain type of collagen can impair muscle recovery.
5. HELPS JOINTS, TENDONS, AND LIGAMENTS
Collagen makes up a vast majority of the tissue in joints, tendons, and ligaments. In fact, tendons are 80% collagen!
Therefore, any deficiencies can affect flexibility, range of motion and cause joint diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Supplementing with Our Ultra-Pure Peptides collagencan:
Maintain the integrity of tendons and ligaments
Prevent and treat rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Lower joint pain and swelling
Support tendon repair
In a randomized, double-blind trial involving 60 patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis,consuming the right type of collagen for 3 months decreased the number of swollen and tender joints, and 4 patients had a complete remission.
Collagen supplementation is especially helpful for osteoarthritis. One double-blind study concluded that “collagen peptides are potential therapeutic agents as nutritional supplements for the management of osteoarthritis and maintenance of joint health”.
6. STRENGTHENS BONES
The strength of your bones depends on two things:
The quantity of bone tissue.
The organization of the collagen framework in your bones.
As you age, this collagen network debilitates, making your bones less resistant. Luckily, your body is able to quickly absorb and use oral collagen to make up for the natural collagen loss. Consuming ultra-pure collagen supplements may:
Stimulate bone-forming cells.
Improve calcium absorption.
Provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Increase the capacity to resist fractures.
In children, daily intake of ultra-pure collagen at key stages of growth has positive effects on bone remodeling and formation.
7. PROMOTES TISSUE REPAIR
Here’s how collagen helps your skin heal:
Within seconds of the injury, collagen activates coagulation in the wound to stop the bleeding.
As the blood vessels grow stronger, cells called fibroblasts — collagen factories — lay down more collagen (aka the “glue”) until the scar looks firmer.
During the second week following the wound, leukocytes gradually abandon the wound area and your cells start cranking out collagen.
If your body isn’t able to produce enough collagen, or you have a deficiency in vitamin C (crucial for collagen synthesis), your ability to heal can be affected.
8. KEEPS YOUR EYES HEALTHY
Collagen is key for good vision as it helps maintain the pigmented layer of your retina and the clear gel that fills your eyeball (vitreous body).
Research shows that deficiencies in a certain type of collagen may lead to eye defects and malformations.
9. PROMOTES GUT HEALTH
A recent study found that collagen peptides could help repair a “leaky gut.”
Also, a lack of collagen in your intestinal tissue has been linked to chronic inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS).
10. ENSURES HEART HEALTH
Collagen keeps your heart beating, literally, because it is concentrated in one of the three walls of your heart: the myocardium, which is in charge of making the contractions to pump blood. Here, collagen does two things:
Provides a structural framework to the cardiac muscle cells.
Provides stiffness to the walls of your heart and aids force transmission so it can pump blood.
Without enough collagen, your heart couldn’t beat.
Unfortunately, as you age the collagen network in the heart naturally changes.This shift in collagen levels weakens and thins your heart’s wall, alters heart function, and changes the pressure in your arteries when the heart pumps blood.
11. SUPPORTS BRAIN HEALTH
Collagen is present in your neurons, where it helps to fight oxidation and neurodegeneration.
Research finds that collagen deficiency in the brain can cause:
Spontaneous cell death (apoptosis).
Higher vulnerability to oxidative stress.
Impaired autophagy (destruction of cells in the body).
Impairment of motor and memory task performance.
In other words, the right type of collagen helps the brain function properly and prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Bottom Line: The “hype” around collagen supplementation (assuming it’s the right, safe, pure type) is well deserved because collagen deficiency is linked to many degenerative diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis, poor vision, impaired wound healing, leaky gut, and Alzheimer’s disease.
THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS
The right type of collagen supplements provide readily-available collagen chains that can be used by your body in all the tissues it’s needed. And while whole foods DO give your body the raw materials to make “glue” (collagen), the right type of ultra-pure collagen supplement gives your body the “glue” directly. This can result in benefits to all the areas we just covered in a shockingly short amount of time.
Collagen supplements can have many names, including the terms “collagen hydrolysate”, “hydrolyzed collagen” and “collagen peptides”, but they all mean the same thing:small collagen chains extracted from animal tissues.
Gelatin goes through a similar process, but it’s not the same as hydrolyzed collagen, as some people might think.
Collagen vs Gelatin
Collagen and gelatin are not the same supplement. Gelatin is a form of cooked collagen.
To create gelatin, the collagen-rich tissues are boiled at a high pressure to partially break down the collagen molecules. The gelatin is then extracted, purified and dried. This is called a partialhydrolysis.
Unlike collagen supplements, no enzymes are used to create gelatin. The collagen is not entirely broken down.
This leaves gelatin with long chains of amino acids, in contrast with the short chains of collagen peptides.
That’s why gelatin is less absorbable and efficient than collagen peptides.
WHICH SHOULD YOU TAKE?Gelatin is ideal if you want to increase your intake of amino acids in your daily life — as you saw above, it’s an excellent source of collagen building blocks — but ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen is a far better choice if your goal is to boost your collagen levels faster and more easily.
Benefits of Ultra-Pure Collagen
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but these are my 5 favorite benefits of the right kind of collagen supplementation:
#1 BOOST YOUR METABOLISM
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen is easily digested in the gut and then immediately crosses the intestinal barrier, enters circulation, and become available for your tissues.
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen is the most efficient source because:
It accelerates the digestion and absorption from the gut.
Increases amino acid bioavailability.
Speeds up the incorporation rate of dietary amino acids into tissues.
Contains no fillers nor toxins that muck up the process
In other words, it works faster than gelatin and collagen made from scratch by your body.
#2 IMPROVE SKIN, JOINTS, AND BONE HEALTH
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen peptides strengthen all the tissues in your body, but research finds they particularly shine on skin, joints, and bones by helping to:
Stimulate collagen regeneration.
Reduce and prevent joint pain.
Prevent bone density loss.
Stimulate bone forming cells.
Improve calcium absorption.
Fight skin aging.
Improve skin elasticity.
#3 IT'S SO EASY TO USE
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen is a tasteless powdered form, which makes it ideal for incorporating into hot beverages, baked goods, smoothies, and other foods without any unpleasant flavors.
#4 IT DOESN’T GEL
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen do not make your beverages gelatinous. It dissolves quickly and won’t change the texture of your food.
However, small clumps might form at the bottom of cold drinks (like cold brews), so enjoy it in hot drinks like hot cocoa, coffee, and tea whenever possible.
#5 Awesome Amino Acids
Ultra-pure hydrolyzed collagen is 90% protein and contains 8 out of the 9 essential amino acids — histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Tryptophan is the only one not included, but you can easily get it from low-sugar yogurt, eggs, and meat.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENT
Please do not just take any collagen supplement. Thanks to the popularity of collagen supplementation, some very dangerous players have entered the space and you MUST be careful when choosing which type of collagen you will put into your body.
Be sure to consider at least these 5 factors:
#1 CONSIDER THE SOURCE
The best hydrolyzed collagen in the market is bovine collagen. It’s the most researched and has proven health benefits for your skin, bones, joints, eyes, brain, muscles, tendons, and more.
Here’s why it’s superior to other sources:
Porcine collagen is less researched as a supplement and it’s mainly used for industrial applications.
Chicken collagen is best avoided for its vulnerability to aviary disease contamination.
Marine and fish collagen show promising benefits, but they’re relatively new and there’s not enough research to ensure their effectiveness or safety.
Collagen materials can be sourced from grass-fed cows, while it’s harder to source high-quality raw materials for the rest of collagens.
#2 Go for Grass-Fed
Collagen from grass-fed cows has a superior quality.
Research finds that grass-fed cows have higher beta-carotene (precursor of Vitamin A) levels than grain-fed cows.
This matters because vitamin A is critical for the overall integrity of skin and mucous membranes. In the case of cows, it helps collagen maintain the integrity of the hide, which is the main tissue used to create collagen peptides.
This means grass-fed cows may have healthier skins (hides) than grain-fed cows, making grass-fed collagen more effective.
#3 Make Sure it is at Least 90% Protein without fillers
Most collagen’s on the market are packed with a bunch of non-collagen nonsense. To safely enjoy all the benefits we’ve discussed, your collagen must be 90% protein from grass-fed collagen peptides.
Collagen peptides don’t need any other ingredients to be processed, so your supplement should have just one ingredient on the label — collagen. The label should say something like this:
Hydrolyzed Collagen (Bovine source)
Grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen powder
Grass-fed bovine collagen peptides
Hydrolyzed bovine collagen
Stay clear of any supplements that include gelatin (that’s not the same as peptides), vegetable magnesium stearate, or sweeteners besides stevia. To make sure there are no hidden ingredients, check the nutrients profile, and make sure the carbs are at 1% or less.
#4 Make Sure It's Sourced from Grass fed Cows
South American beef is known for its world class purity and safety. Because you deserve the purest and safest collagen, make sure yours comes from South America. This is often called South American Collagen etc.
#5 Avoid additives and flavoring
Ultra-pure grass fed collagen is tasteless and thus can be easily added to anything you eat or drink. Additives and flavoring NEVER do anything to help you and the VAST majority of them hurt you. Therefore, please do not allow increasing your collagen intake to increase your intake of additives and flavoring. Enjoy tasteless pure grass fed collagen within other beverages, smoothies, and dishes that already provide awesome -- and non-toxic -- flavor.
THE BOTTOM LINE AND NEXT STEPS
If you feel a bit overwhelmed when you think about trying to find the right type of collagen to ensure that you quickly, safely, and affordably enjoy all of the benefits we outlined here, you are not alone. In fact, I wasn’t just overwhelmed… I couldn’t find what my family and I needed from ANY collagen supplement!
Because of this, we created SANEUltra-Pure Grass Fed Collagen Peptides, which is the ONLY collagen I’ve ever found that safely provides all the benefits we’ve discussed today with no negative side effects. It is the ONLY collagen supplement I would ever take personally, and the ONLY collagen supplement I give my family.
If you feel a bit overwhelmed, you are not alone. In fact, I wasn’t just overwhelmed… I couldn’t find what my family and I needed from ANY collagen supplement!
This is why we created SANEUltra-Pure Grass Fed Collagen Peptides! It's the ONLY collagen that provides all the benefits we’ve discussed today with no negative side effects. It is the ONLY collagen supplement I ever give my family.
Many thanks to Dr. Berg and PerfectKeto for their help on this article.
Ultra-Pure South American Grass Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen
1 to 2 Servings Per Day → Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (37 servings per bag)
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoon with your preferred beverage 1 to 2 times daily.
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