This type of collagen and the healing qualities it provides us is very similar to the collagen we have in our own body. Our grass-fed hydrolysed collagen, tested at 90% protein, provides us with both type I and type III collagen which is the major component in skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels.
Hydrolysed collagen is a true superstar food which offers a highly nourishing level of specific collagen peptides known for their ability to rebuild and repair. One of the more common reasons collagen is used to nourish and support a healthy body is that it may support joint, tendon and cartilage health. Many of the popular supplements on the market today for joint health like glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm are all naturally contained within the cartilage and bones of animals.
Because of collagen’s unique amino acid profile, this food is a wonderful way to support gut health. The 18 amino acids found in collagen help to support and repair an unhealthy gut lining. Amino acids also increase gastric acid secretion which in turn may help those with reflux issues. The amino acids lysine and proline have been shown to support and protect the stomach lining from injury. Finally, the superstar amino acid glutamine has been shown in many studies for its ability to improve digestion and heal the gut. This amino acid is a staple for those who have been diagnosed with a condition known as ‘leaky gut’. Therefore the implications for its use in supporting a healthy immune and allergy response shows great potential.