Collagen42 - WHAT IS IT? Collagen is the primary structural protein that makes up connective tissue. It’s literally the glue that holds your body together and helps hold your skin to your muscles and your muscles to your bones. Collagen...
Collagen is the primary structural protein that makes up connective tissue. It’s literally the glue that holds your body together and helps hold your skin to your muscles and your muscles to your bones. Collagen actually has over 25 different subtypes, but the Glaxon Pharma Collagen42 contains hydrolyzed (chopped into smaller molecular bits) versions of collagen types 1 & 3 that are more specific to skin, tendon, and bone.
WHY WOULD I TAKE IT?
To help fortify connective tissues of the joints, ligaments, or skin.
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
There are two different ways in which collagen can work in the body. The first way, like every other form of supplemental protein, gets broken down in the stomach and provides the essential building blocks (amino acids) to create more collagen in your body. The second way collagen works is by providing a negative feedback loop to potential catabolic breakdown of collagen. These smaller collagen peptides can signal back to the body that collagen breakdown is occurring at a rapid rate and that any further endogenous breakdown needs to cease. This helps preserve what collagen is in-tact while also feeding the body what it needs to repair any collagen that’s been broken down.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?
Since collagen can be seen as a dietary source of protein, there isn’t much of a limit here, however most dosages on the higher-end of the spectrum are around 10 grams of collagen per serving.
TOP 5 STUDIES:
1 - Improvement of activity-related knee joint discomfort following supplementation of specific collagen peptides.