Collagen is a type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein. Specifically, it’s a primary structural component of connective tissue. It constitutes 75% of skin, 70% of ligaments, 65-80% of tendons, 50% of cartilage, 30% of tooth dentin, 16% of bone, and 10-11% of muscle. It is also part of the structure of arteries and veins. The amino acid composition of dietary collagens is similar to those in human collagens, making dietary collagen peptides ideal for supporting body collagen turnover and renewal. These processes go on continually, so it’s important to ensure the body has enough raw materials to build healthy new tissue.
Compared to other proteins, collagen has a unique amino acid composition and a distinct role. Collagen proteins are rich in the modified amino acid hydroxyproline (approx. 12%), and they have an unusually high content of glycine and proline (approx. 22% and 13%, respectively). While other dietary proteins can provide these, collagen itself is a more concentrated source, and as such, may be a more effective choice when someone has a health and wellness goal related to collagen as a structural protein, such as in supporting the strength and flexibility of bones, tendons and cartilage, as well as the appearance of skin and nails, and GI tract health.
Many individuals—the elderly in particular—do not consume adequate protein. Even among those with a higher protein intake, unless nose-to-tail eating is emphasized, the richest sources of collagen—animal skins, bones, and tendons—are not typically part of the modern Western diet. Since collagen powder can be added to shakes & smoothies, coffee or tea, soups, stews and other foods and beverages, Ultra Collagen is a convenient way to ensure adequate intake of these unique amino acids.
Ultra Collagen contains a unique blend of three patented collagen peptides supported by clinical research showing their efficacy for supporting collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity and more.
How to Take:
As a dietary supplement, mix 13 grams (approx. 1 scoop) with 8 ounces of water per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner. For best consistency, add powder to mixing vessel before adding water or other liquid.
This product can also be mixed into hot or cold beverages and foods, such coffee or tea, soups and stews, or sauces.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
LIZ DEWEY –
I have used many collagens in my coffee/green tea and this is my favorite. It’s very creamy when mixed using my immersion blender and I like the collagen ingredients. Highly recommend.
Vickie Moles –
Love the product. I expected excellence because I regularly use several Origin supplements with great results!
Theresa stockrahm –
I like how smooth this product is. When added to my drink it has no taste to it. Only have been using it for a few weeks, hoping to see a different in my knee. Have been diagnosed with arthritis and it effects me every day lifestyle, especially when I workout. I know it takes time to see results.
I know exactly what is in it no strange ingredients. Thant works.
theresa guilbeau –
I just got my labs in. For the first time in years my iron levels are finally up. I attribute it to the Ultra Collagen. I highly recommend this product!
Joyce C Roe –
Ultra Collagen easily dissolves in my coffee every morning. It is tasteless and I trust Gluten Free Society!