What is collagen and what are its properties?
Collagen is a protein molecule or insoluble protein fibers, the collagen fibers. It is the main component in the body’s connective tissue, which is found throughout the skin’s surface, inside and out. It strengthens the connective tissue. Collagen fibers are secreted by connective tissue cells such as fibroblasts as well as other cell types. It is the most abundant component in skin and bones, covering 25% of the total protein mass in mammals. Mammals have approximately 20 different collagen genes, encoding various forms of collagen. Collagen is responsible for the maintenance of the adequate levels of hydration in the skin, its firmness and elasticity.
With time, collagen fibers lose their elasticity hence, skin appears loose and the ageing signs, such as thin lines and wrinkles, are formed.
The characteristics of a typical collagen molecule are its long, rigid, triple helixsform consisting of three collagen peptide coils twisted around each other forming a rope helix. In turn these molecules are assembled into polymers known as collagen fibrils which then turn into even thicker collagen fibers. The collagen fibers are flexible, but offer great tensile strength. The break of the collagen fibers of human tendons, for example, is achieved with a force of several hundred kilograms per square centimeter. At this voltage it only lengthens a further a small percentage of its original length.
What is hydrolyzed collagen?
Hydrolyzed collagen is produced through the enzymic hydrolysis of raw material derived from collagen tissue. It is a natural product composed of almost identical amino acids – a composition identical to that of collagen found in the human body. Hydrolyzed collagen is found to be extremely well tolerated by the human digestive system and is considered as a safe product for which there is no restriction placed by the Health Inspection Authorities. (Generally Recognized as Safe). Hydrolyzed collagen of marine origin is extremely tolerable and safe, so there are no security restrictions issued by the International Service for the Health Inspection. In order to remain active, hydrolyzed collagen must be extremely absorbable. The more absorbable and bioavailable, the more efficient it is, and this form of Hydrolyzed Collagen is derived from fish. CYNERGY MEDTM exclusively contains the patented hydrolyzed fish collagen, in peptide form allowing the human body, for the first time to absorb natural collagen in a safe and bioavailable form. This unique property has been enhanced through oral consumption: 95% of the collagen was absorbed within the first 12 hours of consumption and was sustained within the system for 96 hours.Glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline are all amino acids and are the basic ingredients of collagen. The supplementation of these is necessary for the preservation of sufficiently healthy levels of collagen within the body. Fish collagen contains five times more of these amino acids in comparison to pork or bovine collagen. And it owes its exceptional efficiency to this unique characteristic. The orally administrated hydrolyzed fish collagen is 100% safe.
Why in the form of peptides?
During the process of digestion, the human body breaks down proteins that it receives into smaller parts (amino acid peptides), which are then absorbed and used in several bodily functions. In the same manner, the collagen protein needs to be broken down several times in order to be absorbed by the body.
Collagen formation through the mechanism of signaling
Activation of endogenous collagen production occurs through the intake of CYNERGY MEDTM as light collagen peptides enter the human body. This statement is supported by the results cited in the bibliography (Japanese Studies, Minaguchi, 2005 and Matsuda, 2006)
The decisive factors that contributed to the selection of this patented ingredient, are the following
- Fish originated
- Low molecular weight
- Several detailed Clinical Studies and scientific data
- High quality – Maximum absorption and Effectiveness of an ingredient
Why collagen enhanced with Hyaluronic acid?
Collagen and Hyaluronic acid are two naturally occurring substances in the human body with extremely important roles for skin health, connective tissue and joints. With time, the body’s ability to produce collagen and Hyaluronic acid decreases with immediate, visible consequences on skin. Therefore, in order for skin to maintain its elasticity and firmness, it is necessary to supplement with collagen and Hyaluronic acid. CYNERGY MEDTM Collagen formula of ingredients can contribute towards the enhancement of the natural production of collagen by the body, while it is enhanced with Hyaluronic acid and Vitamins for optimum results.