By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD
Collagen Peptides by Native Origins is a unique formulation of collagen blend with microencapsulated Vitamin C, designed to support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints. Ingredients essential for these purposes are included in every serving of this easy-to-use powder. The ingredients in Native Origins’ Collagen Peptides have been comprehensively researched and shown to promote cellular synthesis and integrity — both of which are important to reducing effects of aging.
What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the protein found most abundantly in your body. It is a major building block for tendons, ligaments, skin, muscles and bones. Collagen is sometimes referred to as the “glue” that holds the body together.
As you age, collagen production decreases. Collagen production is also negatively impacted by poor diet. Adding a collagen supplement to your routine may be beneficial in preserving and promoting collagen production, leading to healthier skin, hair, nails and joints. Improvements in skin collagen density have been observed in as little as four weeks of regular collagen supplementation. Within eight weeks, skin hydration can be significantly increased.
Athletes and weekend warriors alike can experience the benefits of collagen peptides no matter their activity level. Using a collagen supplement may help support overtaxed joints and improve recovery after exercise.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Type I
This is the most abundant form of collagen in your body, found in the skin, bones, tendons, ligaments and intestinal tissues. Research showsthat collagen type I can improve the appearance of wrinkles, improve nail growth, reduce brittle nails, and improve skin elasticity.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Type II
The major type of collagen found in cartilage, collagen type II is frequently used in applications intended to help relieve pain from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Specifically, collagen type II can be beneficial in alleviating joint inflammation, stiffness and pain commonly experienced with arthritis. It has a cushioning effect on your joints. A 2015 study found that adding type II collagen from chicken to the diet of people with rheumatoid arthritis was effective in reducing pain, stiffness and swelling of joints.
Hydrolyzed Collagen Type III
This type of collagen is a major component of the reticular fibers in your lungs, blood vessels, muscles, spleen, liver and the dermal layer of your skin. It makes up 5% to 20% of all of the collagen in your body and is an important signaling molecule for wound healing.
Microencapsulated Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant, protecting your cells from oxidative damage; it also plays an essential role in the synthesis of collagen. The Vitamin C in Collagen Peptides is microencapsulated, a coating process that neutralizes the naturally sour taste of Vitamin C and increases its stability when exposed to light, changes in temperature, oxygen or stomach acid.
Animal studies have found that the combination of collagen with Vitamin C is effective in improving the appearance of skin and promoting natural collagen synthesis.
Native Origins’ Collagen Peptides has been formulated based on science to optimally support the health of your skin and joints. The powder can be mixed into your morning oatmeal, or added to smoothies and other hot or cold beverages like tea or coffee.
Whichever way you prefer to take your collagen, the results will be the same: more lustrous hair, stronger nails, smoother skin and improved joint health. Kind of like having your own personal fountain of youth in a jar...
Research shows that regular collagen supplementation is required to maintain its anti-aging benefits.