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Did you know that 35% of the body is made up of Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body; it acts as the building block for your bones, teeth, muscles, skin, joints and all other connective tissue. It is rich in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline - the amino acids that help your body make new collagen.

 

What are Collagen Peptides?

Collagen peptides means collagen that's been hydrolysed. The process of hydrolysis breaks down the amino acids in collagen into smaller molecules, making it easier for your body to absorb. Evergood Bio-Active Collagen Peptides are produced through specific and controlled enzymatic hydrolysis of bovine derived collagen that make them highly absorbable.  We formulated a Premium Collagen Protein from the cleanest and purest grass-fed, pasture-raised cows.

 

What makes our product different?

Our collagen provides excellent digestibility and absorption.

Fast Absorption: Several in vivo studies demonstrate, our collagen to target specific tissues, such as cartilage, bone, muscle and skin after 1 to 2 hours after ingestion, making it an excellent product for easy digestibility and absorption.

Our collagen delivers numerous health benefits and functional properties. Bio-Active Collagen Peptides are a natural, high-purity, bio-active product with a protein content of over 97%. Bio-Active Collagen Peptides are identical to the collagen found in human bones and skin.

Proudly, free from gluten, soy, glyphosate, GMOs. Great bone broth replacement formula, high protein and low fat.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN?

Enhances Hair, Skin and Nails

Collagen is one of the critical components to the growth of hair, skin and nails. Without collagen, hair will be brittle and prone to cracking and falling out. Collagen helps form elastin and other compounds within skin that are responsible for maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture and appearance. Collagen is also the component contributing to the strength of nails.

 

Supports Muscle, Joint & Bone Health

The amino acids in Collagen help regulate metabolism and therefore maintain muscle mass, assist in joint mobility and bone strength. Since cartilage is made up of collagen, it makes sense that supplementing with this building block could help the strength and framework of these processes in the body.

A 2014 study showed that thyroid hormone directly regulates synthesis of type 1 collagen (found in Bio-Active Collagen Peptides) in tendons. Low thyroid hormones lead to reduced collagen synthesis, accelerated ageing, weaker tendons and increased susceptibility to injury, especially the Achilles tendon. Collagen brings elasticity, strength and flexibility to skin and tendons, joints and ligaments – extremely important if you are hypothyroid.

 

Collagen also increases the amount of minerals — namely calcium — in your bones, and helps form new bones.

 

Supports Detoxification Processes

Collagen is rich in Glycine and Proline which are liver protective and aid in liver detoxification processes. Glycine is one of the precursor amino acids to glutathione, a major antioxidant and detoxifying agent in the body.

 

Research shows that endotoxin can damage the liver by preventing the detoxification of thyroid-suppressive hormones like estrogen and cortisol. Collagen leads to better detoxification of estrogen and cortisol.

 

Healing for the Digestive System

Collagen heals damaged intestinal lining and improves hydrochloric acid insufficiency (weak stomach). The amino acid found in collagen, glycine, has protective effects against oxidative stress in intestinal cells.

 

Promotes Better Sleep

Glycine is the main amino acid in collagen and has been known to affect neurotransmitters in a way that promote a deeper, more restorative sleep and helps eliminate daytime drowsiness.

In another study, people reported feeling less fatigued and more clear-headed the morning after taking glycine.

 

Supports a Balanced Diet

Collagen can be used as a important source of dietary protein. 35% of all protein in the body is made from Collagen. It is an essential component of bones, skin, muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments, teeth, hair, nails, cartilage, blood vessels and vertebral discs. Therefore including collagen in your diet will contribute to the health of all these structures.

 

Anti-Inflammatory

Collagen has a unique amino acid profile consisting primarily of glycine, glutamic acid, proline, and alanine, all which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties

 

Balances Hormones and Supports Thyroid Health

The levels of amino acids present in this protein have a number of roles in the body, specifically in the creation and regulation of hormones. Without collagen, hormones like testosteronemelatonin, insulin, cortisol and many others cannot be produced, leading to multiple health issues.

 

Balances Blood Sugar Levels

A 2002 research paper showed that collagen helps to use carbohydrates more efficiently by improving your ability to metabolize carbohydrates (glucose).

 

Regulates Body Weight

The amino acid glycine found in collagen can aid in weight loss by increasing adiponectin (hormone involved in in regulating glucose levels).

 

In addition, collagen can “turn your body into a fat-burning machine, even when you’re at rest,” says Vanessa Rissetto, MS, RD, the former senior dietitian at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Glycine forms muscle by converting glucose into energy. Lean muscle tissue boosts your metabolism, since muscle burns more calories than fat. What’s more, collagen increases fullness so you eat fewer calories.

 

Collagen Protein is the purest and most complete protein on the market. It can be used as a ‘Protein Powder’ instead of the other highly inflammatory protein powders like whey, pea, soy, rice or hemp

 

How do I take Bio-Active Collagen Peptides?

 

We have included a handy scooper which equals one serve (two table spoons)

It is recommended that you take two rounded scoops per day

 

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