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How do you find your inner strength?

For centuries, collagen has been a champion in achieving beauty from within. Aside from being an essential skin component, collagen is also a key element in our musculoskeletal system. This article underscores the importance of collagen for mobility and sports performance, and how to counter the progressive decline of collagen with age with Peptan® collagen peptides, all to ensure an active and healthy lifestyle and boost inner strength.   Collagen: holding our bodies together Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the main structural component of the connective tissue that supports and protects our organs. Collagen is found throughout the body, from skin cells and blood vessels to the entire musculoskeletal system including tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and bones.     However, collagen production declines with age...

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#COLLAGENTALK, EP 2 – Clare Otridge talking about collagen peptides for Hair Beauty

Peptan collagen peptides have been shown previously to improve hair strength in a clinical study, Rousselot sets out with a consumer survey in the UK to investigate consumers' perception of Peptan on hair beauty. In this survey with 120 British women aged 30-60 years and of diverse hair types, oral daily supplementation with 5g Peptan over 3 months, 67% of participants reported an overall improvement in hair quality, 64% of participants would buy the product and 69% of participants would recommend the product. As a follow up, Rousselot worked with England Marketing to conduct a focus group to understand further consumers’ impression and thoughts about Peptan.   [interview transcript] Florencia: Hello everyone and welcome to our new episode of Collagen Talk. My name is Florencia Moreno, Business development manager...

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LUXURIOUS CHAI TEA WITH ADDED COLLAGEN PEPTIDES!

For many centuries, a cup of tea has provided an ideal moment of quiet and refreshment.  With this hot, latte-style chai*, you can enjoy a wholesome, keto-friendly pick-me-up with the added health benefits of Peptan collagen peptides. This low-carb tea recipe uses butter, which creates a smooth texture and rich flavor, alongside collagen peptides and a dash of honey, to spice up your cup of tea and give it a nutritional boost.   How to make it To make this delicious drink, just mix all the ingredients together for 5 seconds and enjoy it warm.   5 to 10g of butter or ghee 10 to 20g of Peptan collagen peptides 1 teaspoon of honey Spiced tea and water   Benefits Butter is a dairy product that’s rich in protein and fat from...

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A DELICIOUS, KETO-FRIENDLY CACAO DRINK, WITH ADDED PEPTAN

Looking for a luxurious, milky drink that’s bursting with health benefits? If so, then this is the recipe for you: a hearty hot chocolate* made with cacao powder and Peptan collagen peptides. Perfect if you’re looking for a beverage to warm you up in body and mind, this low-carb drink combines the nutrients of cacao powder, the benefits of collagen peptides, and the sweet luxury of your classic hot chocolate.   How to make it To make this drink, simply blend all the items together for 5 seconds.   2 teaspoons of heavy cream 10 to 20g of Peptan collagen peptides 1 scoop of cacao powder 2 teaspoons of maple syrup 1 mug of milk   Benefits The recent cacao craze is not without good reason. For one thing, this ingredient is...

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A SWEET EXOTIC PANCAKE, BURSTING WITH HEALTH BENEFITS

Most folks love pancakes, and with this recipe, you can make a batch that’s super-healthy. This delicious, exotic pancake* is gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, keto-friendly and bursting with added health benefits. This simple pancake recipe can be knocked up in just a few minutes. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a healthy dessert or sweet treat.   How to make it What you’ll need: 2 small bananas 1 egg 4 teaspoons of coconut flour 10 to 20g of Peptan collagen peptides Vanilla extract 1 tbsp coconut oil Coconut powder to serve   Here’s how you make it: Mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth pancake batter Add coconut oil to a warm frying pan Cook the mixture for 4 minutes on each side Add coconut powder and...

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#CollagenTalk, EP 1 – Anja van Geel, Sports Dietician talking about collagen for athletes

Diet and nutrition have become a vital part of the daily lives and schedules of today’s professional athletes. We spoke with sports dietician Anja van Geel about the introduction of collagen peptides in the diets of professional athletes at Olympic Training Center Papendal, the Netherlands leading elite sports training center. Anja shares her experiences and advice on the use of collagen.     [interview transcript] Sara: Hello everybody, my name is Dr. Sara De Pelsmaeker and I work as Global Business Development Manager at Rousselot. I am today with Anja van Geel from the Papendal Center to talk about nutrition for athletes. Good morning Anja, can you shortly introduce yourself?   Anja: Of, course, I'll introduce myself first. My name is Anja van Geel and I'm a sports dietician. I work...

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What’s the difference between collagen peptides and hydrolyzed collagen?

Collagen Peptides or Hydrolyzed collagen? In this article we clarify the two names and get to the root of where they come from and what they mean. There is no difference. The terms collagen peptides and hydrolyzed collagen are synonymous and used interchangeably for the same product. It’s just a matter of semantics. The phrase ‘collagen peptides’ is based on the end product, which are peptides derived from collagen; whereas ‘hydrolyzed collagen’ comes from the hydrolyzation process, the method by which collagen peptides are made. For a simple illustration, consider the ingredient ‘wheat flour’. You can call it ‘ground wheat’, after the grinding process. Or ‘wheat flour’ after the end product i.e. flour. So hydrolyzed collagen is just another way of saying collagen peptides.   Hydrolyzed Collagen vs Collagen Peptides:...

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A QUICK, LOW-CARB CHAFFLE, PACKED WITH HEALTH BENEFITS

If you’re looking for a tasty snack that’s keto-friendly, try this nutritious, cheesy chaffle*. With added collagen peptides, it offers even more health benefits than your standard waffle.  This easy-to-make cheese-waffle combo, also known as a chaffle, works as both a sweet or savory option, which makes it a great late-night snack!   How to make it Ingredients you’ll need: 150g of ground cheese 1 egg 10 to 20g of Peptan collagen peptides   Here are the steps to make this recipe:   Mix all the ingredients together to create a batter Cook in a basic waffle iron for 5 to 7 minutes Serve with your preferred toppings: you can add maple syrup and berries for a sweet treat, or avocado, garlic, and ham for a savory snack.   Benefits Thanks to its hearty...

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LEARN THE PEPTAN ORANGE JUICE RECIPE USED TO FUEL OLYMPIC ATHLETES

How can a creative restaurant chef help elite athletes improve their performance? In this blog post, Head Chef Erik te Velthuis of Topsport Restaurant at Dutch National Sports Centre Papendal shares a recipe. For young athletes, nutrition plays an important part in sports recovery and performance. To train, compete, and recover at the highest level, they need to consume the right macro-nutrients, micronutrients and fluids in the right amounts to ensure that their bodies get the energy they need for activity and growth. This is why it’s important for young athletes who are eager to raise their performance levels exactly what, when, and how to eat and drink before, during, and after physical activity.1 Chef on a mission The importance of nutrition is well-known to Erik te Velthuis, Head Chef...

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Rediscovering porcine collagen

Pork is a relatively overlooked source of collagen peptides. Yet it’s been part of our diets for many thousands of years. So in this article we’re going to look at what porcine collagen is, its history and why it’s currently making a comeback in the Western world.   What is collagen? Collagen is a protein that can be found in all animals, including humans. It’s basically the glue that holds everything together and gives structure to the body. The highest concentrations of collagen are found in connective tissues, bones and skin. This type of unprocessed collagen is commonly known as ‘native collagen’.   Native collagen vs collagen peptides Native collagen is hard to digest. So, for it to have nutritional value, native collagen needs to be processed into collagen peptides for bioavailability....