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COLLAGEN IS NATURALLY FOUND IN THE WHOLE BODY
There is a problem – after the age of 25, the natural production rate starts to slow down. At the age of 25 you may have lost 1.5%, and at the age of 45, the loss may be as high as 30%. Studies show that consuming low molecular weight marine collagen, such as the sports bio foods marine collagen, can help regenerate the body’s collagen production. Joints and muscles feel better, both after training and during a walk! (Another plus, the skin can feel softer and more elastic).
Collagen is important for the body’s structure throughout the body. Collagen is sometimes referred to as the “glue” that holds the body together. The word collagen actually comes from the Greek word Kolla, which means “Glue”. Collagen is a type of natural protein that is found throughout the body, acting as one of the main building blocks for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As much as 70 percent of the skin consists of collagen. Even the walls of the eye consist of dense, collagen-rich connective tissue that both protects the interior of the eye and ensures that the eye retains its shape.
COLLAGEN AND ACTIVITY
When we train, compete or move, our body is stressed. Already at the age of 25, many people have problems with ligaments. It is important to prevent and maintain at all times to help muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. During activity, joints, tendons, cartilage and muscles take a lot of beating. Studies show that an intake of collagen can help the body recover, repair and reduce pain during exercise. In March 0f 2018, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) published a short list of scientifically based ingredients that they believe can be helpful for athletes. Collagen is one of these few ingredients! It is listed as an ingredient that can help regenerate the body’s own collagen and reduce pain.
COLLAGEN AND SKIN
The interest in collagen as a supplement in skin care is huge, and understandably so, considering that after the age of 25, the natural loss is greater than the new formation. As a results, fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent, the skin loses its firmness and feels drier. The structure of the skin changes, the jawline starts to hang, and the skin looks thinner on the neck. Blood vessels may be more clearly visible as the skin becomes thinner. Natural aging affects the body’s quality of collagen, but also other factors such as a high intake of sugar and a lot of sunlight.
The collagen in the skin should be a network of dense, strong collagen fibers. When collagen is broken down and not replaced by newly formed collagen at the same rapid rate, cavities are created that result in the skin not feeling smooth and even. You begin to experience that the elasticity disappears, and that the skin feels wrinkled and dry. In a study published in Pub Med National Institute of Health, it was noted that skin elasticity increased after consuming 2.5-5 grams of collagen a day for 8 weeks, and after 12 weeks, lines seemed less prominent. In another study, it was noted that skin moisture increased by 34.8%. after 8 weeks with an intake of 5 grams per day.
SPORTS BIOFOODS MARINE COLLAGEN
The production technology of our collagen is based on research from the University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Tromsö – Arctic University. Once again, we are proud to introduce a product with a scientific basis. Our MARINE COLLAGEN is a hydrolyzed collagen peptide powder, which is more than just a conventional collagen protein. The raw material, wild-caught cod [Gadus Morhua], from the crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic, Norway, is MSC certified, I.e. sustainable fishing. A unique scientific approach incorporating gentle enzymes results in a production of a powder with smaller particles – peptides– allowing for the powder to be absorbed by your body. A peptide is the smaller component of protein, and the term “hydrolyzed” means that it has been broken down to a low molecular weight. The powder is environmentally gently spray-dried without artificial additives. The result is a 100% natural, fine, white powder, with low viscosity, and a molecular weight of 3kDa. This is what is important for bioavailability.
Marine Collagen has a mild, almost flavorless, taste. The collagen dissolves quickly in cold water. If you use ice-cold water, it takes longer to dissolve. When mixed, the liquid first becomes white and then it dissolves into a completely clear liquid.
BENEFITS OF OUR MARINE COLLAGEN
Many collagen products are made from cattle, pigs or chicken. Compared to collagen from cattle, pigs or chicken, the advantage of marine collagen is that it has a high content of the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These amino acids affect our ability to produce collagen. Glycine, whose supply can begin to slow down after the age of 25, makes up 30% of the amino acids in elastin and collagen. Glycine treats inflammation and helps detox, and can have a calming effect and help focus.