Collagen's importance in skin, hair and nail health is widely accepted and backed numerous human studies. However, collagen is essential for far more than our appearance. Our entire bodies are held together by collagen.
Why is Collagen important for Healthy Bones?
There are many types of collagen in our body, but around 80-90% of it is made up of three types. Type I collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It is responsible for keeping our skin firm and healthy, however more importantly, it strengthens our bones. Type II collagen is found in your cartilage, the connective tissue around your bones.
Collagen and calcium are the two main substances in our bones, they combine to create both strong and flexible bones. Collagen is the softer part of our bones, which is encased by the harder calcium mineral. Although you may have grown up hearing how you need calcium for healthy bones, collagen is also important!
Collagen not only supports strong bones, but it helps you to move them more freely. Our joints like knees, elbows and hips allow us to move our bones fluidly. The role of our joints is to connect two or more bones. Without cartilage, ligaments and tendons, joint movement would be painful. A major component of all these connective tissues is collagen.
Why does bone health matter?
Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses.
Benefits of Collagen for Booster Bone Growth and Strength
Improves Bone Mineral Density (BMD)
Bone mineral density (BMD) is a measure of bone density. It reflects the strength of bones and is often used to test for conditions like osteopenia and osteoarthritis.
Research has shown that collagen supplements may improve bone mineral density. One study found that postmenopausal women who took a daily collagen supplement for 12 months experienced a significant increase in bone mineral density.
Collagen is the building block of bones
Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of the bones, skin, muscles and ligaments. It’s found almost everywhere in the body. It ensures the structure and strength of the skin, bones, and cartilage. Collagen represents about 90% of total organic bone mass and is vital for the body’s framework, bone strength and flexibility.
For bones to be strong and healthy, you need to maintain a healthy level of BMD. Scientific evidence suggests that collagen peptides can boost calcium absorption, improve bone mineral density and maintain bone strength.
Stimulate Cartilage Grown
Cartilage is the rubbery substance that covers the ends of joints and bones. Both ageing and repeated movement can slowly cause the cartilage to wear over time. This results in ligaments and tendons to stretch and bones to rub together, causing pain and thus reducing mobility. By boosting your collagen intake, you can help support healthy bones and protect cartilage.
One scientific study investigated the effects of collagen supplements on 73 athletes. After 24 weeks, participants noticed a significant decrease in joint pain when resting and walking.
In another scientific study researchers found that adults who took a collagen supplement for 70 days felt a significant reduction in joint pain.
Helps prevent bone loss
As our body’s collagen levels decrease, it can impact our bone density. Scientific research suggests that collagen may not only increase bone density but, also prevent bone loss. Research shows that collagen supplements may help to inhibit bone breakdown, which can lead to osteoporosis.
Collagen + Calcium
The importance of Calcium in bone health in universally accepted, it plays a key role in skeletal mineralization and is required for normal growth, development, and bone strength.
A scientific study conducted 2014 with human participants found that participants who took a combination of Collagen Peptides, Calcium and Vitamin D3 had ‘substantially lower’ loss of whole-body BMD than those took a combination of Calcium and Vitamin D3.
Sunbio Collagen Peptides Bone Booster is scientifically proven to:
- support bone strength, healthy teeth and joints
- assists healthy bone building
- helps support bone mineralisation
Sunbio Collagen Peptides Bone Booster contains 3947 mg of premium quality Collagen Peptides, 1000 mg of Calcium Theronate and 200IU of Vitamin D3.
It is one of the few if not only Collagen + Calcium + Vitamin D3 TGA listed products available in Australia and one of few Australian made, finished and lab tested products available in Australia to contain Calcium Threonate; a water soluble, colourless and tasteless form of Calcium.