Regalabs Collagen Complex consists of Type B Gelatin and Hydrolized* Collagen I & III.
What is Collagen I & III?
Collagen is protein. Collagen types contain different proteins which serve seperate purposes within the body. Types I & III can be taken together and may support skin, muscles, bone health, hair & nail growth and maintenance. (Collagen Type II protein makes up the fluids and function in the cartilage and joints. Type II collagen supplements should be taken seperately from Types I & III to ensure adequate absorption.)
There are 19 amino acids (proteins) found in Collagen Types I & III-each essential to functions and maintenance within skin, muscles and bones. These types are produced by fibroblasts (cells in connective tissues) and osteoblasts (cells that make bones). Over 90% of collagen in the body is comprised of Type I & III Collagen. Proteins in these types include glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline.
*Hydrolized collagen means it has been broken down into smaller units of protein using a water process (hydrolysis) making it easier to digest or more bioavailable.
Over time, the ideal levels of collagen our bodies naturally produce begin to diminish. Collagen fibers break down or no longer regenerate, and lead to a "deflation" effect on the surface of the skin. Research indicates that by the age of 40, the body's ability to produce collagen decreases by 25%. By the age of 60, it has decreased by over 50%. Despite being made up of non-essential amino acids, the supply of ideal levels of naturally occurring collagen cannot meet the demand.
Benefits of Collagen Complex May Include:
-Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
-Improves toning, texture and elasticity of the skin
-Supports the bone matrix
-Corrects weak or damaged nail beds
-Thickens fine hair, slows hair loss
-Promotes glycine production which builds lean muscle and helps burn fat during sleep
-Increases skin hydration by as much as 25%
-Healthy, flexible joints