30 Jul Collagen Hydrolysate: Helps in Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis
Collagen Hydrolysate is recognized as a safe food nutrition. Collagen hydrolysate contains a combination of amino acids, particularly high in proline and glycine to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in cartilage tissues. It has been found that this type of collagen helps in the prevention of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Link to research paper: collagen in osteoporosis and OA
Collagen and Osteoporosis
Studies have shown that collagen modulates bone formation and mineralization of bone matrix with increased growth and differentiation of osteoblastic cells (formation of bone cells) and reduction of osteoclastic cells (degradation of bone cells). Collagen tested were able to increase the osteoblast activity. In which contributes to the prevention in osteoporosis. Factors such as collagen source (quality of collagen), molecular size of collagen hydrolysate contributes to the absorption of collagen by the body, suggesting that not all collagen molecule interacts with bone cells.
Recogen has a molecular size of 3000kDalton which is very small and this brings to the high absorption and high availability of peptides in the body after consumption.
Collagen and Osteoarthritis
Collagen hydrolysate has the most complete combination of amino acids in which proline and glycine are the major amino acids that contributes to the regeneration of cartilage cells. Daily intake of 10g collagen hydrolysate has shown with high accumulation of collagen at cartilage area. This stimulates cartilage matrix synthesis which helps in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis such as pain, stiffness and swelling.