WHAT IS COLLAGEN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

June 24, 2019

WHAT IS COLLAGEN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

It’s no exaggeration to say collagen is what’s keeping your body together.

Collagen provides structure and strength to your skin, bones, joints, and organs. It's what gives your cells integrity, creating the structural framework for your tissues and bones. Without it, our tissues and bones would be limp with no structural support; we CAN NOT do without collagen.

It's a good thing your body produces Collagen like your life depends on it; because it does.

More scientifically, collagen is a structural protein in our body; they are large molecules composed of long strings of amino acids and referred to as the building blocks of life. Proteins are what gives your body and cells structure, what regulates your various metabolic reactions, what replicates your DNA, and what transports nutrients, minerals, and waste throughout your body. Proteins are the workhorses of your bodily functions, and collagen makes up more than 30% of all proteins in your body.  In a 70kg adult, approximately 3kgs of that body mass is collagen.  Your body produces more collagen than any other protein. It's important.

But proteins don’t last forever. Your body produces, uses and discards proteins all day, every day, and this includes collagen. Once your body produces less collagen then it discards, you have a problem. Prolonged exposure to UV rays and smoking also damages and degrades the collagen in your body. This is why a heavy smoker or sun worshiper can look 40-years-old before they've hit 30. They've disrupted and damaged their body's natural fountain of youth!

However, even for non-smokers and sunscreen addicts, the human body's ability to produce collagen begins a slow decline around age 25. A decline in collagen production in your body is what leads to the more common symptoms associate with aging: wrinkles, sore joints, and reduced bone density. This is when structures required for taught skin, elastic ligaments, resilient cartilage, and strong bones do not get enough collagen to maintain a proper structure.

Younger looking skin is not the only thing that collagen can bring.   Research has shown that collagen naturally calms your body's inflammation processes by reducing the expression of inflammatory cytokines.   For this reason, collagen has become an excellent choice for those suffering from inflamed gut and bowel problems as well as increased joint pain due to inflammation associated with osteo and even rheumatoid arthritis.   Collagen works to reduce the body’s inflammation, repairs skin tissue, and rejuvenates joint cartilage.

As your body slows down in its collagen production, you need to find a way to tell your body that 40 is the new 30, and to keep producing collagen like a teenager. 

This is where DeepMarine’s Canadian-made Collagen can help. DeepMarine Collagen peptide supplements enhance your body's natural ability to produce collagen.  But not all collagen is made equal and here’s how DM is different.

Peptide is just a fancy name for proteins that have been chopped up into tiny chains of amino acids. The smaller the molecule size of a peptide, the more easily they are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream.  Once in the bloodstream, they reach the target tissues in need of repair by boosting collagen production right inside those tissues.  DeepMarine Collagen peptides have an average molecular weight of less than 3,000 Daltons which is 1.5 to 5 times smaller than other collagen supplements; this means better absorption and enhanced results in skin, joints and bones.

Helping your body produce more collagen is an important part of staying healthy as you age or reducing symptoms if you suffer from inflammatory skin or joint issues. By combining DeepMarine Collagen peptide supplements with regular exercise and a healthy diet you can be sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure you keep toned, smooth skin, flexible, pain-free joints, and overall good health as an adult.

 


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