What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body making up 25% to 30% of the protein content in our bodies.
It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including, ligaments, muscles skin, and tendons.
Collagen has many important functions in our bodies, one of which is to provide our skin with structure, it also strengthens our bones.
Collagen can’t be absorbed by our bodies in its whole form. This means collagen proteins must be broken down into smaller peptides or amino acids before they can be absorbed.
These smaller peptides or amino-acids are created through a process called hydrolysis.
In this process collagen from bovine, porcine or marine sources (Sunbio Collagen Peptides use 100% cow bones) are broken down into small amino-acid chains, using natural enzymes.
The process of hydrolysis of collagen creates collagen peptides that are bio-available, highly water soluble, non-gelling and most importantly provides superior rates of absorption.
The collagen peptides in our formulations consist of type I & III collagen peptides from bovine sources.
Type I Collagen accounts for 90% of your body’s collagen and is made of densely packed fibers. It provides structure to skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth.
Type III Collagen supports the structure of muscles, organs, and arteries.
One of the visible signs of this is in your skin, which becomes less firm and supple. The cartilage in joints also weakens with age thus reducing our mobility.
Over last few the years collagen peptide supplements have become increasingly popular and there is growing body of science showing the efficiency of collagen peptides in improving skin, joint, bone and muscle health.