CLINIVITA Marine Collagen Plus Capsules boost absorption of collagen amino acids
DID YOU KNOW: Your body uses amino acids to build muscle, bone, cartilage, skin, hair, connective tissue, and a lot else. There are many different types of amino acids, but the type found in collagen are the most abundant in your body thanks to the role they play in forming your connective tissues and skin.
There are more than a dozen types of collagen, each composed of different “peptides” or amino acids. Different types form skin and tendons as opposed to cartilage.
In most cases, if you’re buying a collagen peptides powder, you’re buying cheap “hydrolyzed” type-I collagen that has been extracted from animal hides or bones, or cheap fish scales. Hydrolyzed simply means that the amino acid chains have been broken down into smaller units, a process that allows it to dissolve in both hot and cold liquids.
As these amino acids are quite sensitive to the changes from an acidic environment (in your stomach) to a pH-neutral in your intestine (where stuff is absorbed), if not protected or bonded with a strong anti-oxygen, most of these amino acids will be destroyed and never even reach the intestine for absorption.
CLINIVITA Marine Collagen Plus capsules provide 200mg of collagen amino acids sourced from Fish SKIN (not fish scale) PLUS 30mg of Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), one of natures most potent antioxygen that bonds well with collagen amino acids thus protecting them on the passage through the stomach into the intestine for increased absorption.
In addition to the benefits of increased absorption, ALA also boosts the body's own collagen production and helps to restore the flow of vitamin C throughout cellular walls for a vibrant healthy skin.