What is Collagen? | NYME Collagen
What Is Collagen?
Is Collagen a natural product?
Yes, collagen is a natural product. It is the most abundant protein in our bodies and plays a key role in our skin, hair, nails, bones and joints.
We have all heard about its effects on youthful glowing skin, great hair and nails and flexible joints. It is the “glue” that holds everything together and helps your body functioning at its best.
Where is Collagen Made?
Collagen is made by our bodies, in our fibroblasts (connective tissue cells). These cells are found in our skin and tendons.
Collagen is made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
Why Do We Lose Collagen?
From the age of 25, our endogenous collagen (supply in our bodies) reduces by approximately 1.5% each year. By the age of 45, we have lost over 50% of our collagen stores. This decrease in collagen results in wrinkles and fine lines combined with damage to our joints, bones, muscle and eyesight. Other factors that contribute to collagen loss apart from ageing are pollution, cigarette smoke, “free radicals” and UV exposure. They damage our skin, resulting in a dull complexion.
Where does it come from?
Collagen supplements are commonly sourced from animal bones, skin and connective tissue of animals, such as cattle, pigs, rabbits, horses and fish.
COLLAGEN+ by NYME Nordic uses marine collagen from fish. The fish skin and scales are a byproduct from fishing that would otherwise be discarded during processing. Marine collagen is an excellent source of Type 1 collagen, and is known to be the best source for skin enhancing benefits.
JOINTS+ by NYME Nordic uses collagen from beef. Bovine collagen contains Type 2 Collagen, which promotes healthy joints, and helps reduce inflammation, regenerate cartilage, and much more.
How do we replace lost collagen?
We can replace the loss by changing our diet or taking supplements. Remember that our bodies only absorb about 35% of the active contents in pills and capsules.
Cooking your own bone broth from beef, chicken or pig is the most popular source. Other foods are eggs, seafood and citrus foods. Visible results will be seen as firmer skin, thicker hair, and stronger nails and more flexible joints. It is important to note that NYME collagen is hydrolysed, which means that the collagen has been broken down into smaller molecules, making it easier for the body to absorb.
Why Liquid Collagen?
How does NYME collagen work?
When consumed, the amino are recognised by the fibroblast cells within the dermal layer of the skin as collagen fragments; not unlike those which result from catabolic activities. This reaction stimulates the collagens metabolism to counter-act the perceived degradation in the dermis. The positive result of this process is a much higher production of dermal collagen, replacing what is lost by the ageing process and environmental factors. Recognised journals have published studies showing the relationship between collagen supplementation and: wrinkle reduction, cellulite reduction, increased skin elasticity, and nail growth.
Collagen For Your Skin
No more pills - just one daily liquid dose contains 10g (10,000mg) of hydrolysed collagen with 12 different vitamins and minerals.
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles & fine lines
- Radiant and glowing skin
- Increased skin moisture & elasticity
- Reduction in appearance of cellulite
- Stronger nails
- Stronger and thicker Hair
Collagen For Your Joints
- Type I,II, III collagen
- Reduced joint inflammation
- Reduced joint pain
- Able to participate in physical activity
- May prevent bone loss