The Benefits of Collagen Peptides
What’s Up Red Biolab Nation!
So we know it’s been a while since we have written to you. We plan on changing that, with today’s article being the first of many monthly blog articles. Each designed to give you insight and motivation on; nutrition, fitness, body hacks, performance tips & tricks, and so much more!
With that being said, today we would like to talk to you about collagen peptides. Including the benefits of supplementing with our newest product Collagen Peptides. So first we will go over what Collagen is and it’s function. We will then discuss supplementing and its benefits. Then we will wrap up by giving you an overview of our Collagen Peptides.
Well what is collagen?
Collagen is the primary structural protein that literally holds our bodies together. It provides the elasticity and resilience of our skin, hair, and nails. It is also the major component in the structure and strength of our bones, ligaments and tendons. Being a protein it is made up of 19 amino acids most notably; glycine, proline, alanine, hydroxyproline, and glutamine.
How do we supplement with Collagen?
Well you can take it “straight” through a collagen gelatin. You can also take it through Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, where the Collagen is broken down into smaller amino acid chains. What that means to you, is that your body can typically absorb the peptides much easier and more completely. There by allowing your body to reap all the benefits collagen has to offer.
Some of the reported benefits of collagen are:
- Improving Skin, hair and nails
- Helping with joint and tendon pain
- Helping to provide more muscle mass and fat loss
- Improving digestive health
- Reducing cellulite
- Reducing bone loss
- Promoting heart health
With collagen being such a major component of our body’s structure it would make sense that supplementing with it would help to improve a wide range of areas for our bodies.
Let’s Take a Deeper Look:
A recent study of women supplementing with 2.5- 5 grams a day for an eight-week period showed improvements in skin elasticity and hydration. As compared to those who did not 
Another study, published back in 2008, followed 147 athletes both male and female over a 24 week period. The purpose was to see “the effects of collagen hydrolysate on activity-related joint pain in athletes who are physically active and have no evidence of joint disease.” The main findings were, that supplementing with collagen can support joint health and reduce athletic related joint pain. There by helping to improve athletic performance. 
Then in a very interesting and detailed study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed how collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training helped to increase muscle mass. 
This makes sense, because of what we know about protein and amino acid supplementation to help increase muscle mass. So the take away here is; using collagen peptides throughout the day by adding into your favorite drinks, is perfect way to boost your overall protein.
There are many other studies and articles on the benefits of collagen. Far too many to cover here, but the consensus seems to be that everyone, especially athletes, can gain from supplementing with collagen on a regular basis.
Ok, so now we know what collagen is and the benefits. Why choose Red Biolab’s Collagen Peptides?
Our collagen peptides are high quality grass fed and pasture raised collagen peptides.
Providing you with:
- 46 Servings Per Container
- 20g Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides
- 18g Protein
- Types I and III Collagen
- 100% Paleo Friendly
- Amino Acids
- Gluten Free, Soy Free, Lactose Free, Non-GMO
- No Fillers
- Mixes Easy
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 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594048/