Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body as acts as the frame on which body tissues are built. It is a protein composed of specific amino acids, that provide collagen with its unique structure. Collagen as a whole molecule is too large to be absorbed complete, therefore Cytoplan's collagen supplements provide the building blocks of collagen in specific hydrolysed peptides (groups of amino acids) or amino acids in desirable ratios which are in a form that is incorporated directly into collagen and supports collagen status and function within the body.
There are different types of types of collagen which are relevant to different body tissues:
Collagen type I - collagen for skin and connective tissue
Type I collagen is supportive for the health of connective tissue, particularly skin and muscle. Type I collagen is abundant in collagen from fish as marine collagen. Cytoplan's marine collagen can be used to support the structure, elasticity, texture, strength and resilience of the skin. It has a dual action in the skin: providing the building blocks for collagen, and binding to fibroblasts in dermal layers to stimulate the synthesis of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and therefore can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be used to support muscle health.
Collagen type II - collagen for joints
Type II collagen has been demonstrated to be supportive for the production of cartilage, an essential component of joints. Hyaline cartilage is a firm, gel-like substance which covers the bones. Its primary function is to provide cushioning and reduce friction between bones as they slide over or against each other. Collagen type II is a major component of the extracellular matrix of this hyaline cartilage and its synthesis and catabolism is regulated by chondrocytes (cells found in cartilage connective tissue).
Cytoplan CytoProtect joints contains Peptan type II collagen, a form of hydrolysed collagen type II which has been specifically formulated with joint health in mind. It has been matrixed with chondroitin sulphate and hyaluronic acid, making it identical to the composition of cartilage in humans. As a natural source of collagen, it can stimulate the synthesis of collagen within the body, while also providing the building blocks necessary for joint support.
Vegan Collagen - suitable vegan or vegetarian collagen to support skin and connective tissue
Our vegan collagen is an innovative and unique vegan alternative to marine collagen. It provides the building blocks of collagen as isolated amino acids in the exact desired ratio making them highly bioavailable and bioeffective, as composed of the same amino acids as human collagen. Therefore, it provides structural support to skin, hair, nails, ligaments, and tendons. It is 100% plant based and therefore a premium product for conscientious consumers.
Cytoplan collagen comes either as collagen powders which are highly dissolvable or as easy to swallow collagen capsules.
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