24 Feb Bioactive Collagen Peptides and Joint Pain
Collagen hydrolysate (hydrolyzed collagen) is obtained by hydrolysis of gelatin. Collagen hydrolysate is also known as bioactive collagen peptides has been long used in pharmaceutical and foods. These products are recognized as safe food products by regulatory agencies.
Bioactive collagen peptides (BCP) consists of a short chain of 18 proteinogenic amino acids being proline and glycine with a higher concentration. These amino acids aid in nourishing body tissues, cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails and skin. The higher concentration of proline and glycine composition which is similar to that of our joints further enhances the uptake of BCP at affected joint areas. Also, the low molecular weight of bioactive collagen peptides makes it very highly absorbable at affected joint areas. Scientific research suggests that a 10g daily intake of bioactive collagen peptides may show positive results on joint stiffness, joint pain, bone mineral density and muscle strength.
Many studies shown a significant improvement of BCP in joint pain. An example of such studies will be one that is published in the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Volume 24 in April 2016 and this study was presented at the OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 2016. The study was done by Oesser and colleagues in University of Freiburg, Germany on the efficacy of bioactive collagen peptides in the treatment of joint pain. In this study, subjects were suffering from functional knee and hip joint pain and data showed a significant improvement on these subjects over a 12 week period.
Researches in Germany have also published a recent study that found that a daily intake of 5g bioactive collagen peptides in athletes for 12 weeks showed statistically significant improvement in activity-related pain intensity and also reduced use of additional therapeutic treatment options. The study also showed reduced pain at resting in these athletes.
Bioactive collagen peptides is the next generation joint health supplement as the treatment profile is showing prominent improvement in joint pain in adults. These collagen peptides is showing positive results also due to the complete amino acid profile which is very similar to our joints, hence improved absorption at the affected joint areas.