What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is responsible for giving structure to our skin, nails, bones, ligaments, tendons and more.

What is the origin of collagen?

Hydrolyzed collagen is produced through the enzymatic breakdown of the animal protein found in the skin of cattle, pigs, or fish. Enzymatic hydrolysis is crucial to convert the large collagen molecule into smaller fragments that can be easily digested by the body.

At what age should I start supplementing with collagen?

Collagen production begins to decrease around the age of 25. To reap the maximum benefits of collagen, it’s recommended to start supplementing around the age of 25, as this is when the body’s ability to replenish collagen diminishes. However, regardless of your age, you’ll experience benefits whenever you start.

Daily consumption can range from 5g to 15g of collagen. To identify the ideal intake, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional.

Is there an ideal time for consumption or any specific recommendation?

There’s no specific time for the consumption of hydrolyzed collagen. In some cases, taking it with meals can enhance satiety and promote better glycemic and insulin responses.

Is there a relationship between hydrolyzed collagen and weight gain?

There are no known connections between ingesting hydrolyzed collagen and weight gain. Hydrolyzed collagen is a low-calorie product by nature (around 36 calories per 10g serving).

Is there plant-based collagen?

No, all collagens are derived from animal products. Currently, true sources of vegan or vegetarian collagen do not exist. However, Pepcol collagen is ethically and sustainably sourced, transforming by-products from industries into a product that offers various benefits.

How is hydrolyzed collagen absorbed by the body?

After consumption, hydrolyzed collagen or collagen peptides are digested and absorbed through the intestinal mucosa, then released into the bloodstream. Hydrolyzed collagen or low-molecular-weight collagen peptides are the product in their most potent form.

Hydrolyzed collagen, collagen peptides, and collagen type II - what's the difference?

The market offers a wide variety of collagen types, with the most common being hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen or collagen peptides are produced by enzymatically breaking down the molecule, making it easier for the human body to absorb. On the other hand, collagen type II is the most natural form of the molecule and does not undergo any processing.

Benefits of Pepcol Collagen

• Neutral odor
• Neutral taste
• High bioavailability
• Fast absorption
• Low molecular weight
• Sourced from high-quality origins