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Collagen Supplements for Women's Joint Health
Collagen: A Joint Health Supplement
“Collagen supplements recently made the leap from the beauty aisle to the joint health aisle based on studies showing it may relieve joint pain.”
Researchers in clinical trials are working to better understand several things including the anti-inflammatory effects of collagen. In this article they speak to collagen products that are “bio-active” in nature. Bio-active refers to something that allows your body to process products naturally which then triggers other important biological processes in your body.
Our Collagen Native Type 2 has an important distinction from hydrolyzed collagen peptides because it is the more Natural Collagen with the ability to be bio-active and trigger important bodily processes. This may lead to an increase in the production of natural collagen in the body and the potential to promote the repair of cartilage in joints. For more information see our product is “non-hydrolyzed” or “undenatured”.
With the effects of aging, including the effects of menopause in women, the amount of joint cartilage decreases and thins out, which may cause joints to feel stiff. You can learn more here about “Why Are Women Supplementing with Collagen”.
How Collagen Works
Collagen is a protein that functions as one of the primary structural building blocks for many structural parts in your body including joints. In the joints, it is the cartilage tissue that protects the ends of bones.
Your body naturally makes collagen, but with the effects of aging, this production decreases.
Studies have shown that taking collagen joint supplements for several months can help improve various aspects of aging, especially when taking collagens that are bio-active in nature that allow your body to process them naturally. Natural solutions like native collagen can have a positive long-term effect for healthy aging and living.
Studies suggest that supplementing with high quality collagen may promote the body’s ability to regenerate cartilage and repair joints resulting in reduced joint pain. In fact, patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis experienced statistically significant improvements in knee function and decreases in pain following treatment with collagen supplementation.
The Right Type of Collagen Makes a Difference
The potential health benefits of a collagen supplement depend on the health goals you are looking to achieve.
Type 2 collagen is abundant in your joints and supplementing with it may help the body rebuild and restore damaged joint tissue.
Additionally, you need to consider if the type of collagen you want is in a more natural undenatured form or in a heavily processed peptide form. Undenatured type 2 collagen may also help stimulate your body into the production of type 1 and type 2 collagens that have declined with age.
You can learn more here about the different types of collagen, how they are positioned in your body and which one is best, relative to joint pain.
Eighty to ninety percent (80-90%) of the collagen in your body is made up of types 1, 2 and 3.
It is no surprise then that the bones in your body also use collagen to help from their structural make up. Collagen helps to add a scaffold with which bone cells can build upon.
It is worth noting that type 2 collagen, which is the connective tissue between the bones to form joints helps protect the ends of the bones. Also, type 2 collagen can potentially stimulate the production of type 1 collagen in the body. Learn more here.
Increased Muscle Mass
The muscles in your body also benefit from the use of collagen.
Not only do the muscles connect to the bones through collagen rich tendons, but the muscles themselves are interwoven with collagen to reinforce and support the muscle itself. This intramuscular connective tissue provides mechanical support and helps in the force transmission of the muscle to the body.
Work, training and daily life put a strain on this tissue and supplementing with a high-quality collagen may help to resupply the body with the collagen it needs to rebuild these collagen networks. Additional evidence shows that supplementing with this protein following resistance exercise training may help further enhance muscle mass and even strength.
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