- Colvita is a biologically active collagen in capsule form, which serves the structure of your new cells.
- Colvita is the only dietary supplement of its kind in the world.
- Colvita is a complete set of amino acids constituting the collagen helix.
Colvita - The Facts
Nowhere else in the world other than Poland is the complete set of all the amino acids constituting the collagen helix, derived via lyophilisation of native collagen isolated at the molecular level.
It is also worth noting that virtually all dietary supplements, which are found on pharmacy shelves under the name of “collagen” turn out to be either shredded fibre hydrolysate of bovine (and even pig) or ordinary gelatine. Proteins after hydrolysis do not exhibit biological activity.
The need for collagen supplementation in our body increases with each passing year. The human body decreases the production of collagen from age 26. A growing shortage of collagen in the body results in numerous problems: hair becomes brittle and matte, the skin loses its firmness and elasticity, and we feel pain in the joints and spine. We can prevent or reduce these unpleasant ailments by taking an oral collagen treatment.
The fundamental component of Colvita is lyophilized collagen hydrate derived from fish skin. One capsule of Colvita contains 0.2 g of powder, which contains all the building blocks of collagen molecules (99% NNU-net nitrogen utilisation). With regular supplementation in our body, it is an entirely sufficient dose to make up for the occurring shortages of collagen (to stimulate the processes of cell reconstruction), to boost the process of collagen biosynthesis. All – means the two essential amino acids: hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline, which we are unable to obtain from any food. They are formed only by collagen synthesis and metabolic processes in vertebrates.
Collagen in Colvita is almost 100% anabolic, which means that it is not “used up” e.g. in energy or excreted. It completely serves the building of new cells. Its assimilability is so perfect that one does not even need enzymatic digestive processes. It is also directly absorbed from the intestine.
COLVITA & FREE AMINO ACIDS:
- Glycine – an important regulator of DNA synthesis (acid)
- Proline – an important anabolic
- Lysine – a co-funder of hormones and enzymes
- Alanine – blood sugar control & glucose metabolism
- Tyrosine – antidepressant & thyroid hormones maker
- Arginine – erection’s promoter
- Methionine – an antidepressant and an ally of the liver
- Cysteine – precursor to the antioxidant glutathione & iron-sulfur clusters
- Taurine – a major constituent of bile, beneficial for adult human blood pressure
- Glutamine – an important support for the central nervous system
- Histidine – supplement for young people, red blood cells & muscle tissue markers
- Hydroxyproline & Hydroxylysine – collagen biosynthesis stimulators
Fish only have a semblance of the immune system, but in spite of this, it will never transmit diseases to humans. Collagen in fish skin, obtained at the molecular stage (helical) is the same as in the more developed vertebrates and is completely safe for humans.
Colvita also contains vitamin E isoforms: δ-tocotrienol and γ-tocotrienol. Tocotrienols[link] are characterised by resistance to oxygen, UV rays and many other degradative factors and they are 100% biologically active. In addition, tocotrienol has been suggested to have anti-ageing action[link], anti-diabetic[link] and anti-tumor[link] effect indicating, that tocotrienol may serve as an effective agent in the prevention and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease[link] and cancer[link]
Vitamin E was the first medicine to be given the term „elixir of youth” in the twentieth century. It adds vitality, vigour, energy, and zest for life. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, improves skin appearance and protects against infertility. It is the body’s main antioxidant guard for cell membranes and red blood cells. One molecule of vitamin E protects against free radicals; over 200 molecules of unsaturated fatty acid. It works closely with vitamin C, carotenoids, selenium, chromium and zinc.
Colvita also contains a powder derived from micronization of conceptacles (oogonia and antheridia) of the algae species – Fucus vesiculosus. These bladderwrack are a phenomenon of nature – a kind of bridge between biotope and biocoenosis. They possess an extraordinary ability to collect virtually all trace elements and minerals found in seawater, and most importantly – the most valuable trace elements, in the form assimilated by plants, and therefore most fully assimilable. The excellent nutritional content of the algae proves that for the production of exclusive supplements from their thalli all plant components are used, removing only sodium chloride (salt). Fucus vesiculosus particularly from the North Atlantic, where they are not subjected to the process of growth nor high or too low temperatures – they constitute a treasure of valuable nutrients rarely found in nature.
Processing of algae using the „cell burst process”, replaces the traditional drying, and thus allows to keep intact most of the active substances of the seaweed and its large vital energy level. This takes place in the French laboratories that adhere to the restrictive pharmacological regimen.
Bladderwrack extract was chosen as component of Colvita, because at the time of composing this supplement, it was the best known creator of the prescription, a complete plant complex of all the micro-and macro-elements as well as vitamins – synergistic for stimulating through amino acids.
The powder of these algae is a supplementation bombshell. It is rich in calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, chromium, and zinc, both organic (diiodotyrosine) as well as inorganic. One can find in here vitamins A, B, C, E and K. Carbohydrates, fibre, polysaccharides and exogenous amino acids. Polyphenols, carotene and mucous compounds: alginic acid, fucoidan, minarin, mannitol, and bioflavonoids, the most important being flavone – 3 – d (OPC). After removing the sodium chloride, the powdered and micronized algae constitute an almost perfectly balanced complex of vitamins, macro and micro elements and other valuable substances. They are therefore easily digestible and easily absorbed because their mineral composition resembles our body fluids.
Please Note! Colvita contains only a small amount of vitamin C. This is a portion too small for effective conditioning of the collagen synthesis processes in our body.
Benefits of Taking Collagen Supplements
Between 1–10% of muscle tissue is composed of collagen. This protein is necessary to keep your muscles strong and functioning properly (1. Trusted Source).
In one study, 27 frail men took 15 grams of collagen while participating in an exercise program daily for 12 weeks. Compared to men who exercised but did not take collagen, they gained significantly more muscle mass and strength (3. Trusted Source).
Researchers have suggested that taking collagen may promote the synthesis of muscle proteins such as creatine, and may also stimulate muscle growth after exercise (4. Trusted Source).
More research is necessary to investigate collagen’s potential to boost muscle mass.
As collagen in your body deteriorates as you age, bone mass does too. This may lead to conditions such as osteoporosis, which is characterized by low bone density and linked with a higher risk of bone fractures (6. Trusted Source, 7. Trusted Source).
In one study, women took either a calcium supplement combined with 5 grams of collagen or a calcium supplement and no collagen daily for 12 months.
By the end of the study, the women taking the calcium and collagen supplement had significantly lower blood levels of proteins that promote bone breakdown than those taking only the calcium (10. Trusted Source).
Another study found similar results in 66 women who took 5 grams of collagen daily for 12 months.
The women who took the collagen had an increase of up to 7% in their bone mineral density (BMD), compared to women who did not consume collagen (11. Trusted Source).
BMD is a measure of the amount of minerals, such as calcium, in your bones. Low BMD is associated with weak bones and the development of osteoporosis (12. Trusted Source).
These results are promising, but more human studies are needed before the role of collagen supplements in bone health can be confirmed.
Hair and nails: Taking collagen may increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Additionally, it may stimulate your hair and nails to grow longer (13. Trusted Source).
Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage, which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints.
In one study, 73 athletes who consumed 10 grams of collagen daily for 24 weeks experienced a significant decrease in joint pain while walking and at rest compared to a group that did not take it (17. Trusted Source).
In another study, adults took two grams of collagen daily for 70 days. Those who took collagen had a significant reduction in joint pain and were better able to engage in physical activity than those who did not take it (18. Trusted Source).
Collagen may accumulate in cartilage and stimulate tissues to make collagen, may lead to lower inflammation, better support of the joints and reduced pain (19. Trusted Source).
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