Whole Body Collagen
Whole Body Collagen
Whole Body Collagen helps support:
Bone density; bone mass and quality; reduced risk of fracture
Improved skin elasticity, thickness and hydration; nail health
Reduced wrinkle formation & cellulite appearance
Joint tissue health & function involving cartilage, tendons and ligaments
Healthy blood pressure
Muscle strength; GI tract health
Product Size: 390 g (0.86 lbs)
Servings Per Container: 30
Whole Body Collagen contains a unique blend of three patented collagen peptides supported by clinical research showing their efficacy for supporting collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity and more.
Collagen is a special type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein. In particular, it’s a primary structural component of connective tissue. The amino acid composition of dietary collagens are very similar to those in human collagens, making dietary collagen peptides ideal for supporting normal body collagen turnover and renewal.
Many individuals—the elderly in particular—do not consume adequate protein. Even among those with a higher protein intake, the richest sources of collagen—animal skins, bone broth, and tendons — are not typically part of the modern Western diet. Whole Body Collagen can be incorporated into shakes, smoothies, and other foods and beverages, making it a convenient way to ensure adequate intake of collagen’s unique amino acids.
Maintenance or increase in lean mass. One study reported improved muscle strength and increase in fat free mass (FFM) by 4.2 kg after a 12-week supplementation with 15g/day of an optimized collagen peptide in conjunction with resistance exercise, more than that achieved by exercise alone. This study also reported a reduction in fat mass of 5.4 kg, which was likely due to an increase in metabolic rate. Another study found that a 50% substitution of dietary protein with a blend of collagen peptides preserved FFM in older sedentary menopausal women, while the same substitution with whey protein caused a slight loss in FFM. An animal study suggests that supplementation with a blend of collagen peptides may reduce menopause-related obesity.
Blood pressure support. The study done with Fortibone® discussed above observed a statistically significant reduction of systolic blood pressure (128.1 versus 134.5 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (78.6 versus 81.2) in the intervention group but not in the placebo group. This study was not designed with blood pressure as an outcome, but these observations are encouraging for more studies to be done, particularly when considering that an animal study (ovariectomized rats) showed that collagen peptide supplementation had a normalizing effect on blood pressure. A potential mechanism may have been inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) by collagen peptides. In addition, it’s possible that blood pressure elevation may be caused in part by impaired elasticity of the arteries. Since the collagen peptide blend Verisol® was shown to improve elastin content in skin, it is conceivable that it may have the same effect in arterial tissue, an effect that should be investigated in future studies.