What is Collagen?
Collagen is made up of several non essential amino acids including Glycine and Proline and makes up about 25%-35% of the total protein in our bodies. It's found in high amount in ligaments, tendons, cartilage & the skin and is also found in lower amounts in blood vessels, muscles, the gut and dentin in teeth. Collagen also acts as a cushion between joints and bones.
The body continually makes new collagen to repair connective tissue lost to daily wear and tear. As we age collagen levels in our bodies begin to decline which causes skin and muscles to sag, joints and ligaments to become weaker and less elastic along with a loss of bone density.
The body usually forms collagen by assembling parts from the foods we eat. Food is broken down to their individual amino acids absorbed and then reassembled as collagen. The problem with this process however is that it is severely inefficient, it leaves large incomplete peptide chains intact which cannot be utilized. That's why supplementation is so important to avoid low collagen levels.
What is Complete Collagen?
Complete Collagen is derived from pasture-raised, grass fed cattle. The processing of the bovine bone and cartilage results in Hydrolyzed Collagen which contains small intact amino acids that are easily absorbed into the blood stream and can be used to make collagen immediately. Hydrolyzed Collagen completely for goes the digestion process which results in a much more efficient process. Also being from pasture-raised, grass fed cattle means the Collagen you receive is free from antibiotics and hormones.
Supplementing with Hydrolyzed Collagen has been shown to support digestive health, joint health, increase metabolism, and improve skin health by tightening skin and reducing cellulite. In fact studies have shown that supplementation with Hydrolyzed Collagen can increase skin hydration, increase skin resilience and reduce wrinkles.
Progressive's Complete Collagen takes it one step further by adding 100% of the RDA of Vitamin C and Tryptophan. Vitamin C increase the effectiveness of the Collagen and Tryptophan is the missing link that completes Collagen’s amino acid profile, helping to improve its protein quality.
If you're looking for a supplement that will improve your overall health then Progressive's Complete Collagen is just the product for you!
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