Readily absorbed collagen peptide powder for connective tissue throughout the body
A wide range of different compositions, types and varieties of collagen are found in the various connective tissues. A particular connective tissue in the body – for example, as found in joints – requires a highly specialised collagen peptide composition. Other connective tissues, such as those in the skin, gut, bones, tendons and ligaments, require entirely different collagen peptide compositions.
Many different varieties of collagen can be found in the various body tissues that contain connective tissue. Collagen types 1 and 2 are the most widely known, but even within these types there are sub-types that are embedded optimally in specific connective tissues. Type 1 collagen, the most commonly occurring type, has one variety that is found in skin and another, entirely different variety, that is found in the organic tissue of bones. Ninety per cent of the body’s collagen is of type 1. Type 2 collagens can be found, for example, in the gut and in the cartilage tissue in our joints.
Collagen and collagen peptides:
Thirty per cent of the proteins in the body are deposited in collagen, which is found as a binding agent in the connective tissue of our skin, cartilage, tendons, muscles, bones, blood vessels and gastrointestinal tract. Connective tissue is the tissue that
supports, provides structure and shape to and holds together our tissues. Collagen is a protein complex formed of peptide chains, which in turn are formed of many different amino acids. When we consume proteins, they first need to be broken down by our digestive enzymes, e.g. those in our gastric acid. The proteins are thereby broken down into small peptide chains and then into single amino acids, and this breakdown must occur before we can absorb them. Most of this absorption takes
place in the upper part of the small intestine. Collagen peptides are short chains of amino acids and small, broken down pieces of long protein chains. These are called peptides.
Our natural digestive process can also be reproduced in a laboratory by hydrolysis. This breaking down of proteins takes place through a specially developed and patented enzymatic breakdown of proteins. This process hydrolyses various protein chains from collagen to collagen peptide types 1 and 2 of varying amino acid composition for various tissues. This allows for optimal absorption, as the proteins have already been broken down into smaller peptide chains with a molecular size of around 2,000 kdaltons, which provides a unique level of absorption. The dalton is a unit of molecular weight, and the lower the number, the better the absorption. Normally, the molecular weight of collagen peptide powders lies somewhere between 2,000 and 6,000 kdaltons – sometimes more. Once we have absorbed these collagen peptides, the body converts them into the different collagens that our various connective tissues require. These unique, readily absorbed collagen peptides can be found in NDS® Multi Collagen Total®. In collagen, approximately 1/3 of the amino acids are glycine combined with other amino acids, such as proline, hydroxyproline, arginine and lysine; however, there can also be other amino acids in individual sequences described as Gly-X-Y.
Collagen peptides normally consist of around 100 amino acids in a range of variations. Collagen is long chains of polypeptides composed of up to 1,050 amino acids from broken down and digested proteins. Several – most often three – of these long chains wrap around each other like braided ropes, thus creating structure and flexibility in our connective tissue. These peptide chains can stretch by up to 50–80% and then regain their shape. There are approximately 28 different types of collagen, although the type 1 and type 2 collagen peptides occur most frequently.
Tests using the specific bioactive collagen type 1 and 2 peptides used as the raw ingredients of NDS® Multi Collagen
Total® show that 100% is absorbed in the digestive tract, that collagen peptides are found in the blood for the next 12 hours,
and that there are subsequently elevated levels in various connective tissues for up to 192 hours after ingestion. Studies
show that uptake in the blood and various connective tissues is twice as high as that of other type 1, 2 or 3 collagen peptides.
NDS® Multi Collagen Total® 15 ml contains
1,500 mg specific bioactive collagen type 1 peptide
(CPV 101) for the connective tissue of the skin.
3,000 mg specific bioactive collagen type 1 peptide
(CPF 105) for the connective tissue of the bones.
3,000 mg specific bioactive collagen type 2 peptide
(CPF 218) for the joint cartilage and mucosa of the gut.
Normal daily dose in 1 measure / 15 ml contains 7,500 mg collagen peptides for regular maintenance in case of normal age-related loss of collagen. In the case of an increased requirement, e.g. damaged gut mucosa, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or following surgery or a sports injury, the daily dose in the acute phase can perfectly well be increased to 2 measures
at 15,000 mg total daily collagen or 3 measures at 22,500 mg total daily collagen.
Contains no E numbers, dairy or gluten components. The powder has a neutral taste and dissolves easily in liquid. You can use it, for example, in your smoothie or freshly-pressed vegetable or fruit juice. It can also withstand heating and can therefore be stirred into your coffee or tea.