The Building Blocks of Healthy Tissues
Collagen serves as the building blocks of healthy tissues. It provides the body with the necessary raw materials that are needed to support the integrity of essential structures such as the skin, bones, and cartilage. It is also necessary for the strength and good quality of ligaments, hair, nails, blood vessels, and even the eyes where connective tissues are present. In a nutshell, collagen is necessary where connective tissues are present.
Optimal Absorption Within the Body
This particular collagen supplement is easily absorbed and assimilated in the body. It is enzymatically hydrolyzed into each amino acid component at a very low molecular weight to ensure that it can be easily distributed to different parts of the body where it is needed as well as to ensure that the body can easily use it up.
With Vitamin C as Catalyst
To help with the collagen synthesis, this supplement also contains vitamin C that serves as a catalyst for faster synthesis. Vitamin C also prevents the inactivation of important enzymes that are needed for collagen synthesis.
Aside from playing an integral role in collagen biosynthesis, vitamin C also helps in strengthening of the collagen matrix and the density of organs and tissues. It is also a known antioxidant thus it can fight off cellular damage caused by free radicals. It is important to take note that vitamin C is not the only thing that has antioxidative properties. Studies suggest that collagen can also help slow down aging by increasing the production of elastin in the skin thus the skin looks young and supple despite age.
Contains Different Types of Collagen
There are different types of collagen in the body but the most common and abundant are the types I and III. The type I collagen is present in all tissues, particularly the bone. This type of collagen gives the structural strength of tissues. A good collagen network prevents the bones from becoming brittle. On the other hand, type III collagen is found mostly in the cardiovascular tissue as well as the skin. It gives the vascular bundles and the skin its elasticity and tensile strength. This particular supplement contains equal amounts of collagen I and III totaling to 6,600 milligrams per capsule. This is enough to provide the body with its daily collagen needs.
Doctor's Best Collagen Types 1 and 3 is the major structural protein in connective tissue and the most abundant protein in the human body. Doctors Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 is responsible for maintaining the strength and flexibility of bones, joints, skin, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails, blood vessels and eyes, among other tissues throughout the body.
Doctor's Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 contains pure collagen protein, providing the fundamental building blocks for growth and maintenance of healthy tissues. Taken as a supplement, this product provides the body with the raw material needed to support the strength and integrity of essential structures. Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 is enzymatically hydrolyzed into component amino acids with a low molecular weight for optimal absorption and utilization by the body. Vitamin C is added to the formula, as it is an essential nutrient required for collagen synthesis by the body.
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Doctor's best Collagen Types 1 & 3 Ingredient Profile
Collagen is the major structural protein in connective tissue and the most abundant protein in the human body. It is responsible for maintaining the strength and flexibility of bones, joints, skin, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails, blood vessels and eyes, among other tissues throughout the body.
Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 contains pure collagen protein, providing the fundamental building blocks for growth and maintenance of healthy tissues. Taken as a supplement, this product provides the body with the raw material needed to support the strength and integrity of essential structures. Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 is enzymatically hydrolyzed into component amino acids with a low molecular weight for optimal absorption and utilization by the body. Vitamin C has been added to the tablet form, as it is an essential nutrient required for collagen synthesis by the body.
Collagen is a long, fibrous protein that makes up the extracellular matrix of connective tissue. The mesh of fibers that are formed by adjoining collagen molecules in tissues contributes to its structural and strength-giving properties. Conformationally, collagen is arranged in a triple helix, lending strength and integrity to the fiber matrix. Collagen molecules are particularly rich in four amino acids: glycine, proline, hydroxylysine and hydroxyproline. While several other amino acid residues are contained within collagen, these four amino acids make up more than 50% of its structure.
Essential Structural Support for Hair, Skin, Nails, Tendons, Ligaments and Bones
There are a number of different types of collagen; the most prevalent two in the human body are types I and III. In fact, type I collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body – it is present in almost every type of tissue. Bone contains almost exclusively type I collagen. The collagen network in bone confers structural strength to bone tissue and prevents bone fragility. Deficient or defective collagen production, as can occur with aging, is a risk factor for fractures and other bone deformities.
Type I collagen is also the major protein found in skin connective tissue where it is responsible for providing skin with its tensile strength and resiliency. Type III collagen is found at high levels in cardiovascular tissue and also in newly developing skin. It is essential for the proper development of the cardiovascular system and skin tissue. Types I and III collagen are often found together in the same tissues, as each form complements the structural integrity of the other.
Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen and participates at nearly every step of the process. The critical role of vitamin C involves preventing the inactivation of several key enzymes required for collagen biosynthesis. Studies suggest that vitamin C enhances the function of fibroblasts and promotes an increased level of collagen deposition by these cells in human tissue. Vitamin C also functions to promote the strengthening of the collagen matrix and supports an increased level of collagen density in organs and tissues. These effects of vitamin C also suggest that intake levels of this vitamin may be inadequate as we age. As oxidative stress in tissues increases with age, there is an increased requirement for this crucial antioxidant vitamin to promote optimal collagen production.
Collagen and Normal Aging
Collagen synthesis is a continuous process throughout life. Collagen is essential for growth and repair, and is also produced during the process of wound healing. Rejuvenation and renewal of every tissue throughout the body requires the production of newly synthesized collagen. However, this process can become less efficient as we age, leading to decreased renewal of old tissue. This is manifested internally as a lessened efficiency of organ and tissue function. However, the most obvious manifestation of this process occurs externally. The most visible tissue in the body, and the most obvious place to observe the effects of aging, is the skin. As the skin ages, the levels of type I and III collagen, as well as elastin, decrease in the dermis, resulting in the loss of elasticity. This results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and an aged look, as well as various skin blemishes and discoloration. The rate at which this occurs depends upon many factors including genetics, metabolic processes, hormonal changes and environmental exposures, such as to UV radiation from the sun or smoking tobacco (both of which can lead to increased break down of collagen in the skin and/or decreased synthesis of new collagen).
Oxidative stress is thought to play a large role in the aging process as well. In general, while we are youthful, our body has the ability to combat the internal and external effects of oxidative stress more efficiently. However, as we age, and due to the genetic, metabolic and environmental changes mentioned above, often the amount of free radical production outpaces the antioxidant defenses of our body's organs and tissues.
Since the body has become less efficient at dealing with the various stressors it encounters on a daily basis, it is even more critical to help it by providing the antioxidants and structural building blocks it needs to continually rejuvenate itself. Of course, a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as targeted nutritional supplementation, provide a wide range of antioxidants that the body can use to bolster its defense mechanisms. Furthermore, supplementing with Best Collagen can benefit the body by providing structural support.
Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 contains the necessary building blocks for collagen renewal and the cofactors that enhance tissue strength and integrity. Replenishing the structural building blocks and antioxidants on a consistent basis can lead to healthy, vibrant and youthful tissue and organ function. Efficient collagen renewal also leads to strong, healthy bones. Outwardly, this manifests as supple skin with a decrease in wrinkles and blemishes, and an increase in strength and elasticity.
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Science Based Formulations
Every product is thoroughly researched and backed by the latest scientific studies conducted in the field. Their formulations reflect the amounts of ingredients shown to be beneficial based on the results of scientific investigations. They use patented, trademarked ingredients backed by scientific studies and clinical research. We never use insignificant quantities to enhance the label.
Doctor's Best directly purchases only the highest grade raw materials from proven and reputable suppliers to be put into product formulations. All raw material suppliers go through our stringent vendor qualification process, which includes a multi-step investigation including all aspects of the production and handling procedures, to insure the highest level of quality is reached.
Whether producing a product with one raw material component or many, each finished product is held to the highest cGMP standards and produced under rigid quality control points to ensure product safety, potency, and uniformity. Their rigorous quality assurance and control processes ensure our customers receive only the highest quality nutritional products that exceed industry standards and provide exceptional nutrition benefits.
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