Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen protein. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which is identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints.
To understand the difference between collagen versus collagen peptides, it is essential to understand that collagen peptides and gelatin are made by breaking down the full-length collagen molecules. Collagen peptides have of the same amino acids as collagen, but they have different properties. Collagen peptides are more bioavailable which means they are better absorbed into the bloodstream because they are much shorter chains of amino acids than collagen and gelatin. Their chains are more concise, and collagen peptides are more readily broken down in the body into a form that can enter the bloodstream upon digestion.
After absorption, collagen peptides travel throughout the body, repairing, rebuilding and providing energy. Collagen peptides are shuttled to the different tissues where cells will build the peptides into full-length collagen helices to improve our skin, bones, and joints, or the cells can use the amino acids directly for energy.
7 Health Benefits of Collagen
- Brain and Alzheimer’s Protection
- Prevent and Help Treat Heart Disease
- Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Ease Joint and Knee Pain
- Less Back Pain
- Improve Skin Elasticity.
- Prevent Brittle & Broken Nails