Youtheory Collagen Advanced Formula
- Enhanced with vitamin C - A factor in the maintenance of good health and helps in connective tissue formation
- Source of the essential amino acid lysine to help in collagen formation
- Helps to reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis
The science of collagen:
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and a key constituent of skin, joints, bones, blood vessels, organs and more. The word “collagen" is derived from kolla, the Greek word for glue. Collagen is literally the substance that binds us together. It forms an extensive netlike framework throughout the inner body and imparts shape and structural strength to virtually every tissue. While bountiful in youth, the collagen content of the body gradually decreases with age… leading to thinner, weaker, less resilient tissues over time. Loss of collagen is one of the most profound consequences of the aging process.
Although it is possible to boost collagen through the diet, a far better (and much more convenient) approach is through dietary supplementation. Collagen supplements contain a modified form of collagen protein that has been broken down by enzymes (through a process called hydrolysis). Hydrolyzed collagen is composed of small peptides of low molecular weight that are easily digestible, absorbed and distributed in the human body. Numerous clinical trials have confirmed the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen peptides for human health.
Vitamin C enhanced formula:
Vitamin C is well-known for its antioxidant properties. But it’s also critical for internal collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is used by the body to convert “proline" into “hydroxy-proline" - an amino acid that plays a key role in collagen stability; in short, hydroxyproline puts a twist in collagen's triple helix structure. Without this singular amino acid, collagen-containing tissues will inevitably fall apart and the body will cease to manufacture new collagen proteins. The most obvious first effects of Vitamin C absence in humans come from this resulting defect in hydroxyproline, with reduced stability of the collagen molecule, causing scurvy (gingival and hair problems caused by collagen instability).
Multiple product benefits:
- Hydrolyzed collagen may help reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.
- Hydrolyzed collagen is a source of the essential amino acid Lysine – helps in collagen formation.
- Vitamin C helps in connective tissue formation.
Take three tablets twice a day. Use for a minimum of five months to see beneficial joint effects. Each bottle supplies a full 65 day supply of collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is GRAS-affirmed (generally recognized as safe) and has been used safely for up to 6 months in human studies. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have liver or kidney disease or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. May cause mild gastrointestinal complaints, in which case discontinue use. Store bottle in a cool, dry place.