Ingredients Collagen Peptides – Basic
Collagen peptides from 100% willow cattle, vegetable fibre (inulin), vitamin C
Ingredients Capsules Hyaluron (Berry Blend)
L-Lysine, capsule shell: gelatine, hyaluronic acid, L-arginine, acai powder, vitamin C
GOOD TO KNOW:
Collagen is the building block of our body and is the most common protein found in the human body – it makes up over 30% of the body’s proteins. Collagen gives our body support and structure and is present in all connective tissues such as skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. As the body’s structural framework, collagen plays a crucial role in supporting and connecting everything together. There are a considerable number of clinical studies showing the benefits of collagen peptides in skin, bones and joints, weight management and sports nutrition. Our collagen mainly contains Type I and Type III collagen, the most common type of collagen found in the human body, which is found in connective tissue (skin, bones and tendons). The presence of type III collagen is strongly dependent on age: Young skin can contain up to 50% of type III collagen, but with age this percentage decreases to 5-10
Vegetable fibre (inulin)
The healthy fibre provides superfood for the good bacteria in our intestines and has a prebiotic effect. Prebiotics are indigestible food components for bacterial species in the colon. Inulin Boost helps the strains of bacteria that are beneficial for our organism and other useful microorganisms to spread more effectively. This promotes a healthy intestinal flora and potential pathogens make life difficult. Furthermore, inulin supports the improved absorption of nutrients and minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium).
The antioxidant, also called ascorbic acid, is probably the best known of all vitamins. It is mainly found in fresh vegetables, is involved in many metabolic processes and protects the cells from aggressive oxygen compounds (free radicals). Due to its antioxidant effect it protects our cells from rapid aging. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for normal skin function.
The essential amino acid lysine is important for a healthy immune system and has the same value among amino acids as vitamin C among vitamins. In our opinion lysine is a perfect “Beauty & Sports” amino acid because it is able to block the enzymatic dissolution of collagen in a natural way and thus inhibit the age-related progression of atherosclerotic, inflammatory, allergic processes. Moreover, lysine itself is one of the most important building blocks of collagen.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that can consist of 250 to 50,000 disaccharide units (disaccharides). The long molecule forms strongly entangled networks. Due to this spatial structure, it can bind a lot of water and thus contribute to the stability and friction-free movement of the joints. Hyaluronic acid increases the viscosity of the synovial fluid with its properties such as lubrication, damping and filtering. In the skin area, hyaluronic acid ensures elasticity and tightness of the connective tissue. Hyaluronic acid absorbed with food stays in the body for a maximum of three days. Thus, the body must constantly provide for replenishment. The body’s own production decreases with increasing age, which can contribute to the typical symptoms of old age: wrinkling, joint problems, problems in the intervertebral spaces etc. In addition to these well-known functions of hyaluronic acid, there are others in the body, for example in wound healing, as UV protection in the skin and as a radical scavenger, which have not yet been fully clarified.
L-Arginine is one of the nitrogen-rich amino acids. It belongs to the semi-essential amino acids, i.e. the body can produce it itself, but this amount is not always sufficient in certain situations. Arginine is important for the formation of nitrogen monoxide in the body. Numerous studies have shown that nitric oxide dilates the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. If not enough arginine is available, this can lead to circulatory problems, high blood pressure and also erectile dysfunction. However, it is currently not clear whether an increased arginine supply can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, for example. A real undersupply of L-arginine is not known. Only in certain diseases, such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, is less L-arginine produced in the body. A balanced diet is a prerequisite for a sufficient intake of L-arginine to compensate for this.
The acai berry owes its reputation as a miracle berry primarily to its high anthocyanin content (dark red plant pigment) and the antioxidant effect attributed to anthocyanins. The medium pulp (medium acai) has 5 to 8 % fat and a low sugar content of 3.6 % in the berry juice. This makes the berry somewhat similar to the olive. In addition, the acai berry contains plenty of minerals such as calcium (133-309 mg per 100 g). High amounts of manganese were also found (14.6 mg in 300 ml pulp).