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HOW COLLAGEN WENT MAINSTREAM AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW

A new book published in Denmark, ‘Collagen: Strong, Healthy, and Painless’, draws from interviews with Janne Prawitt and Claude Capdepon, Scientific Director Health & Nutrition and Application Manager at Rousselot, respectively, to explore the benefits of collagen. The book – published by Politikens Forlag, one of Denmark’s largest and most acclaimed publishing companies – Illustrates colorfully and with solid science how this unique natural health ingredient continues to gain popularity across the world . It’s the story of how one protein has emerged from being a niche ingredient to an essential item on business shelves – including those of Danone, Nestlé and Hershey’s – and in consumer diets worldwide. A valuable science document and a fun cookbook! One of the attractions of ‘Collagen: Strong, Healthy, and Painless’ lies in the...

The Bioavailability of Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides are derived from pure collagen. Collagen peptides are a functional ingredient used in food and beverages as well as dietary supplements, targeting both bone and joint health along with skin beauty. Furthermore, collagen peptides help speeding up the recovery process for sports enthusiasts and professional athletes alike. Scientific data show that, when used as a dietary supplement, collagen peptides have the ability to stimulate both cell regeneration and growth in the human body. The idea on the biological mechanisms underlying these health benefits continues to take form. In this article, we’re going to look at two pivotal attributes of collagen peptides, directly linked to their health benefits: bioavailability and bioactivity.   What is bioavailability?  The nutrients in our food are broken down into smaller molecules first in...