Collastead contains high-quality collagen peptides derived from marine (fish) source with an additional boost of Rosehip Extract and Vitamin C. Collastead offers collagen in the form of peptides; which are smaller in size, of low molecular weight, easy to digest, highly absorbable and bioavailable. Since collagen has been procured from Type I (marine) source, this makes Collastead an excellent approach to keep our joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, hair, skin and nails healthy.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and made up of 19 amino acids including glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which are found in comparatively higher amounts. It holds our body together and enables us to move, stretch and bend better. Collagen occurs throughout our body and is necessary for all of us. With ageing, our body produces less collagen and its level depletes naturally. Reduction of collagen might result in joints pain, weak cartilage, wrinkled skin, hair fall and poor immune health. Some other causative factors which lowers collagen levels are smoking, tobacco consumption, harmful ultraviolet sun rays, stress, excess sugar consumption and dietary insufficiency.
Role of vitamin C for the effectiveness of collagen is irrefutable. Vitamin C promotes the synthesis of collagen fibres and plays an essential role in connective tissue healing. It acts as a cofactor for the synthesis of proline and lysine hydroxylase that allow collagen fibres to form a stable structure. Vitamin C is present in high concentration in our skin. Its antioxidant property makes this vitamin an excellent fighter against free radicals, environmental pollutants, toxins and harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays.
Presence of Rosehip extract in Collastead has strengthen its health-boosting profile. It is extracted from the fruit - rosehip, of rose plant. Rosehip is popular across the globe due to its delicious flavour and wide-ranging health benefits. One of the exquisite advantages of rosehip is its strong anti-inflammatory property. Rosehip contains a type of galactolipid which accounts for its anti-inflammatory action. Multiple clinical trials identified rosehip extract beneficial, when it was given as a part of treatment during joints pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, rosehip also carries a promising level of antioxidants hence a boon for our heart, brain, skin and immune health.
Collastead has been formulated scientifically, it is completely safe and convenient to use. Offering such wide-range of health benefits in a tempting fruit punch flavour makes Collastead worth trying.
TYPES OF COLLAGEN
There are approximately 16 types of collagen found in our body but type I, II and III dominates the zone.
1. Type I - Being a major structural component of our skin, bones, tendons, muscles and other connective tissues; type I is an all-rounder collagen. It is derived from marine and is highly absorbable as compare to other types. It is also good for strengthening nails and grow our hair thicker and stronger. Marine collagen render multiple health benefits required for overall health and well-being. If you are looking for a collagen to maintain the hydration and elasticity of skin, minimize fine lines and wrinkles along with above mentioned assets then type I collagen is your ally.
2. Type II - Type II collagen is derived from chicken cartilage and is rich in chondroitin and glucosamine. It helps form the cartilage that acts as a protectant for our joints. This makes type II collagen beneficial especially for reducing joints pain and symptoms of arthritis.
3. Type III - This type is extracted from bovine. Type III is a fibrillar collagen and is found in blood vessels, liver, reproductive organs and bone marrow. It is crucial for better functioning of heart and at times also recommended in diseases like liver injury, kidney fibrosis, inflammation of liver, etc.