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What is Collagen?

The word collagen comes from the Greek word kolla, which means “glue” and is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, tendons and other body parts. Collagen makes up 20-30% of all proteins in the body and there are 30 different types of collagen.

What are collagen peptides?

COLLAMIN Natur'Active Collagen Peptides are small fragments of the protein collagen split by an enzymatic process. Due to their small size they become optimally bioavailable for the body. The high quantity of amino acids like glycine, proline and hydroxyproline account for more than 40% of the total amino acid spectrum in COLLAMIN Collagen Peptides. This makes the product unique among protein hydrolysates because it provides 10 to 20 times more glycine and proline than any other natural product.

Due to their special shape and size, they are recognized by the cartilage cells and can stimulate the production of the body's own collagen. Therefore, they are ideal for a healthy diet. In the form of an odorless and tasteless powder, it can easily be stirred into water, milk, coffee or fruit juices and consumed either cold or warm. Collagen peptides are proteins that act as true cell boosters.

Consider that most successful medical studies about the effectiveness of collagen intake suggests a minimum daily doses of 10 grams

What are amino acids?

COLLAMIN® Natur‘Active Collagen Peptide contains 18 amino acids, partially essential, partially semi-essential. The main part consists of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. The glycine and proline concentration is 10 –20 times higher as for other proteins. Amino acids are organic compounds that play critical roles in the body, as they are blocks that build proteins and help with the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. COLLAMIN Natur 'Active Collagen Peptide contains 8 out of 9 essential amino acids. Essential amino acids can be consumed in your daily diet, because the human body cannot synthesize them. COLLAMIN® Natur‘Active Collagen Peptide contains 18 amino acids, partially essential, partially semi-essential. The main part consists of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. The glycine and proline concentration is 10 –20 times higher as for other proteins. Semi-essential amino acids are non-essential amino acids that cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by the human body due to: age (after 25-30 years of age), during the recovery phase after intensive sports activities, during the recovery phase after illness and injuries or during ongoing physical stress.

What is Collamin?

COLLAMIN is a nutritional supplement made of 100% Pure Collagen Peptides derived from bovine dermis, that helps maintain and increase the levels of this collagen in the body, promoting sustainable healthy joints, beautiful skin, strong muscles and better hair and nails. Collamin is 100% made in Switzerland and the firma where Collamin is produced has the SwissMedic approval. Swissmedic is the national authorisation and supervisory authority for drugs and medical products in Switzerland.

How much collagen should I take per day?

Most people should take a minimum of 10 grams of collagen every day. For maintaining joints and bones strengths, a simple 10-gram scoop once a day is recommended. For building muscle, 15 grams per day is a great place to start. However, if you suffer from arthritis or osteoporosis, you can take up to 30 grams of collagen every day.

Is Collagen and collagen peptides the same as gelatin?

No, collagen and gelatin are similar and have the same amino acids, but they have different properties. Hydrolyzed collagen has been processed to break down, so that it can be easily digestible. Moreover, collagen peptides are better absorbed into the bloodstream because they are much shorter chains of amino acids than collagen and gelatin. Collagen can dissolve in hot and cold mixtures, while gelatin is only soluble in hot liquids.

Which are the main health benefits of taking collagen?

  • alleviate the symptoms of diseases like arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteopenia
  • promote new articular cartilage growth by stimulating cells, causing pain relief and increasing joint flexibility
  • improves tendons and ligaments health making them strong and flexible

Which are the main beauty benefits of taking collagen?

  • Hydrolyzed collagen gives the skin its strength, waterproofing, and elasticity it needs to look smooth, young and beautiful
  • Improves the skin structure resistance, which leads to fat cells forming less bulges and visibly reducing the appearance of cellulite.
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks by binding skin cells together and keeping skin supple and firm.
  • It makes your hair shinier, stronger and longer.
  • Prevents the nails from breaking, helping them look healthier and grow longer

Which are the main fitness benefits of taking collagen?

  • Collagen ensures optimum muscle regeneration and a faster recovery process
  • Studies have shown that athletes who suffered from joint pain because of their intense physical activity reported an improvement in their pain, after taking collagen per day
  • According to a scientific study collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength, especially in elderly sarcopenic men.
  • Collagen peptides can increase the protein content in the body, which can build muscle and has a regenerating effect on the articular cartilage.
  • When you add more weight to your exercise routine, your muscles can start to grow faster than your connective tissues, potentially leading to injuries. Your connective tissues are made almost entirely out of collagen. Adding collagen to your diet can help grow your ligaments according to your muscles development.

Can I consume collagen, if I am allergic to proteins?

No, you can’t consume collagen if you are allergic to proteins (Phenylketonuria). Phenylketonuria (Phe) is a type of amino acid metabolism disorder and if you have it, your body cannot process part of a protein called phenylalanine (Phe).

Can collagen help me to lose weight?

Collagen can support weight management because it contains Glycine, an amino acid that helps forming muscle by converting glucose into energy. Since collagen is a protein, having more lean muscle tissue gives your metabolism a boost because muscle burns more calories than fat. Furthermore, collagen gives you a feeling of fullness, resulting in a decreased overall food intake, which leads to weight loss.

Does Collagen make you gain weight?

Collamin contains just 38 calories per 10 gr (daily dose), so it cannot make you gain weight. However, collagen is a major component of muscle tissue, so it can have a big impact when it comes to building muscle mass. Muscle is more dense than fat, but it takes up less space, so you probably note a small weight gain, but also your clothes will fit better especially if you are following a nutritional plan. Be aware that some smoothies and shakes often contribute too many calories. If you want to lose weight, we recommend taking collagen only with water.

Are there any side effects?

Previous study results of taking up to 10 grams of collagen per day show that it can be safe and has no side effects. However, in some cases, collagen supplements may lead to side effects such as a bad taste in the mouth, heartburn and fullness. In these cases, we recommend beginning with small amounts of collagen to allow your body to adapt.

How long will it be before I see results, and how long will the results last?

Collagen can begin to restore and repair skin, bones, joints, ligaments and your gut immediately. Clinical trials have shown visible improvements after 3 to 4 months of collagen supplementation. However, one should take collagen peptides indefinitely to combat aging. As we get older, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen each year, so supplementing with collagen is a lifelong dedication to be healthy and look younger.

What does it taste like?

Collamin is tasteless and odorless, so it can be added to any drink or food without any problem. You can mix it and use it in a variety of recipes, click here ( link a Recipes) for collagen recipe ideas.

Can I consume collagen on an empty stomach?

Yes, you can consume it at any moment but you do not need to take collagen on an empty stomach to obtain the benefits

How do I store it?

COLLAMIN Collagen Peptides should be stored at room temperature

In which time of the day can I drink collagen?

Collagen can be taken at any time of the day with or without food, as long as you get the recommended daily dose of collagen peptides (10 gr.)

Is it better to take collagen in hot or cold water?

You can mix it with hot or cold beverages; mixing it in hot water will not damage the collagen or weaken the benefits in any way.

Should individuals with high blood pressure take a collagen supplement?

In some people, sodium can increase blood pressure and it is a component in many collagen formulations and hidden in processed foods. However, COLLAMIN is 100% Natural and made without sodium, so you can take it without any risk. Natural supplements do not replace prescription medicines, so you should continue taking your pills and following the doctor’s recommendations.