Why use collagen ?
Collagen is a protein present in all the structures of our body: skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments. It represents more than 30% of the total proteins of our body.
The problem :
It is that the older we get, the more we lose collagen : hence its usefulness both in the sports field and in the beauty and well-being sphere, where we hear more and more about it.
Where is collagen found?
Collagen is essentially animal and can come from the marine or bovine world. In the case of fish, it comes from their skin or cartilage, or even from the shell of certain crustaceans. In cattle, it also comes from the skin or cartilage.
For vegetarians, you can find collagen from eggshell membranes: their dosage will however be much lower than marine or bovine collagen.
What form of collagen to use?
Collagen is usually found in the form of PEPTIDES.
Indeed, collagen is such a heavy protein that it cannot be assimilated as it is by the body. This is why we find hydrolyzed forms on the market: hydrolysis makes it possible to cut the molecule into peptides, and thus to considerably reduce its size. There is one exception: UCII collagen (UC2) which is native type 2 collagen.
Types of collagens
Collagens are often accompanied by the “type” formula: there are 3: Type 1, type 2, type 3.
Types 1 and 3 are derived from skin and cartilage. These types indicate only a source and not their field of effectiveness.
Is it good for the skin, for the joints to take collagen?
Collagen peptides (hydrolyzed collagen) act everywhere on the body: skin, cartilage, joints, tendons, muscles.
No matter what supplement you take, it will act all over the place and will not be selective.
THE Fortigel® LABEL
There are several labels: Ovoderm, Ovomet…
Ironshark nutrition collagen is labeled Fortigel ®
This is what this label guarantees:
- No presence of additives,
- High digestibility,
- non-allergenic foods,
- Hydrolyzed peptides: the form best assimilated by the human body
Ironshark Nutrition collagen, labeled Fortigel, contains a unique formula: not only does it represent the form of collagen best assimilated by the body (these are collagen peptides), but it is also enriched with vitamins and hyaluronic acid , the latter being renowned for the beauty of the skin
Our collagen also contains:
Glucosamine sulfate : maintains the structure of articular cartilage .
Harpagophyte : fights against inflammation and painful joints.
MSM : Provides strength and firmness to cartilage.
Hyaluronic acid : maintains good joint health and stimulates fibroblasts, responsible for collagen production. Hyaluronic acid then rehydrates the collagen in the skin, which helps strengthen the skin tissue. The skin is then firmer and plumper.
Boswellia serrata : powerful natural anti-inflammatory for the joints.
Vitamin C : ensures good collagen synthesis for joint comfort
Vitamin D: helps the body absorb calcium to maintain bone density.
Magnesium: ensures the proper functioning of muscles and bones .
Calcium : maintains bone capital
So what is good collagen ?
Gluten-free and sugar-free, ironshark nutrition collagen can be adapted to different diets.