There’s a New Collagen in Town, and it’s called Perfect Collagen®
Now with Organic Whole Food Based Vitamin C!
Are you tired of collagen that doesn’t dissolve and leaves a clumpy mess? Or, collagen products that have a funny smell and taste? We get it and we hear you! Make those a thing of the past with Perfect Collagen® with Organic Vitamin C. Perfect Collagen® takes our Grass Fed Pasture Raised Collagen Peptides and binds them together with just mist so that when poured into water the collagen mixes easily, and distributes into water (or beverage/food of choice) evenly & effectively. This is due to a greater surface area between Perfect Collagen® and water compared to all other non-instantized collagen products currently available.
First of All, What is Collagen?
Collagen is a vital bodily protein that that makes up the basic matrix of our connective tissues. Collagen is found in our skin, ligaments, cartilage, vertebral discs, joint linings, capillary walls, organs, bones and teeth. Aging, smoking, excessive sun exposure, high sugar diets and certain diseases can deplete our collagen production.
5 Top Health Benefits of Collagen
Collagen is a major component of your skin. It plays a role in strengthening skin, plus may benefit elasticity and hydration.
As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. The wrinkle-reducing effects of collagen supplements have been attributed to their ability to stimulate your body to produce collagen on its own. Several studies have shown that collagen peptides or supplements containing collagen may help slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness. Additionally, taking collagen supplements may promote the production of other proteins that help structure your skin, including elastin and fibrillin.
Collagen is rich in amino acids that your body needs to build keratin, the protein that makes up hair and nails. Additionally, other collagen products on the market only offer types I and III collagens, failing to provide collagen types II,V and X. Perfect Collagen® uses ALL 5 types and from 5 food-based sources, representing the most comprehensive collagen available. Type V is specifically is beneficial for hair, bone matrix, placenta, liver, lungs and muscle matrix.
Some research does suggest that certain bioactive collagen peptide supplements may have this effect in some people. In a 2015 study, researchers separated 105 female participants aged 24–50 with moderate cellulite into two groups. One group took 2.5 grams (g) of bioactive collagen peptides daily for 6 months. The other group took a placebo. Participants in the supplement group who weighed within a healthy range experienced a reduction in cellulite and an increase in skin thickness. Perfect Collagen® stands apart from other collagen products by providing additional collagen peptides that go beyond supporting beautiful skin!
Taking collagen supplements has been shown to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen synthesis in the body. This may help promote pain relief among people with joint disorders like osteoarthritis. Some studies have shown that taking collagen supplements may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce joint pain overall. In one study, athletes who consumed 10 grams of collagen daily for 6 months experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest, compared with a group that did not take it. Researchers have theorized that supplemental collagen may accumulate in cartilage and stimulate your tissues to make collagen.
Because collagen contains the amino acid glycine, and glycine is important in forming muscle tissue, collagen helps improve muscle mass, which in turn helps boost metabolism. Collagen also contains high amounts of amino acids that help our blood vessels relax and promote healthy circulation. Additionally, these amino acids have been found to help promote total strength and recovery. Researchers have suggested that taking collagen may promote the synthesis of muscle proteins like creatine, as well as stimulate muscle growth after exercise. In turn, this higher muscle mass aides in weight loss because the body is able to burn calories at a higher rate.
What Makes A Good Quality Collagen?
There is a lot of information that is coming to light about the benefits of collagen supplementation in the health industry. Therefore, many companies are coming out with collagen products to meet the growing demand. With so many to choose from, it is difficult to know which ones are quality products and which ones are not.
Not only is it essential to have many different sources to get the highest quality supplement, but it is also vital to know what those sources are. Look for things like “grass fed” bovine collagen or “cage-free” egg collagen, to know how good the source that the collagen comes from is.
-DR. CHAD LARSON
The way to get the most benefit from a supplement, and collagen is no different, is to get the highest quality source. When you compare labels to find the right collagen product for you, you’ll want to find the one that has collagen that comes from more than one source. You will also want to ensure that the source that it comes from is organic and natural.
Collagen supplements that only come from one source are not going to have the broad range of support that you get if you choose a product that has multiple sources. Perfect Collagen, which is what Dr. Larson takes, has collagen that comes from five sources, which is why he chose it. Five sources is the highest number of collagen sources that he has found in any one supplement.
Not only is it essential to have many different sources to get the highest quality supplement, but it is also vital to know what those sources are. Look for things like “grass fed” bovine collagen or “cage-free” egg collagen, to know how good the source that the collagen comes from is. If you buy junky sources of collagen, then you are feeding your body junk. And, in reality, not doing yourself much good. You are also probably not going to gain the benefits that you’d hoped from supplementing with collagen.
Collagen helps to reduce functional joint pain, proponents also tout hair and skin, and gastrointestinal tract health benefits. But, like any other supplement in the industry, the product you use will only work as good as the quality of it. So find a collagen supplement that has a minimum of four to five sources, and make sure that those sources are, likewise, quality, to reap the benefits.