- What is collagen?
Collagen fibers are the major constituents of connective tissues, skin, tendons, cartilage and bones. Collagen is an extracellular protein which maintains the structural integrity and the mechanical properties of tissues and organs. Native collagen is composed of a large triple helix molecule. Peptan collagen peptides are produced with a carefully controlled enzymatic hydrolysis making them highly soluble and digestible. Peptan is 97% pure proteins containing high percentage of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which gives Peptan the bio-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources. Find out more.
- How are collagen peptides manufactured?
Peptan collagens peptides are manufactured from collagen using an enzymatic hydrolysis process. They are carefully extracted by means of a strictly controlled and repeatable process.
- Which type of collagen is Peptan?
As most of the collagen peptides come from skins and hides, Peptan® is Type I collagen, the same collagen as that found in human bones and skin.
- What makes Peptan different from other collagen peptide brand?
Peptan is backed by scientific evidence. We have published results from clinical studies showing the benefits of Peptan for skin beauty and joint health, as well as mechanistic data that explain how Peptan conveys those effects at a cellular level. Furthermore our comprehensive data from preclinical studies demonstrates that Peptan helps to maintain healthy bones. Thus, Peptan is a unique collagen peptide offering a holistic solution to maintain the health of the musculoskeletal system and the skin. Our scientific team continuously works to extend the available science and to explore new health areas for collagen products. The recently launched Peptan IIm, hydrolyzed type II collagen matrix's joint health benefits on a lower dosage is also backed by solid scientific evidence. Next to Peptan's strong scientific evidence, Peptan is a globally recognized collagen peptide brand, our customers also enjoy from our technical, formulation and marketing support.
- What is the difference between Type I collagen and Type II collagen?
Collagen types are a biological classification. Type I collagen is found in bones and skin. It accounts for more than 90% of organic mass of bone and is also the major component of skin, tendons and ligaments. Type II collagen is the main collagen of cartilage, and is mainly presented in combination with proteoglycans including chondroitin sulfate. It is therefore a different product, to find out more information on type II collagen visit the Peptan IIm site.
- What is the amino acid profile of Peptan?
Peptan is characterized by the predominance of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline which represent around 50% of the total amino acid content. This very specific amino acids composition provides hydrolyzed collagen with nutri-functional properties that cannot be found with other protein sources.
- Are collagen peptides from a specific animal source better than the others?
In fact when collagen is hydrolyzed, its large triple helix chains of amino acids are broken down into small peptides of amino acids where they are absorbed, digested and delivered to their site of action in our body, so it doesn't really make a difference to which animal source the collagen peptides are produced from (the amino acid composition is the same for collagen from for example fish, bovine or porcine). It really comes down more to the preference of individuals.
- How do I choose the best Peptan for my application?
- Why is Peptan used for in sports nutrition?
Highly bioavailable, safe and pure, Peptan provides an essential source of protein to replenish the body’s needs during and after strenuous exercise programs. A recent clinical study has showing the beneficial effects of collagen peptides for exercise recovery.
- Why is Peptan used in senior nutrition?
With advancing years, come joint stiffness, brittle bones and loss of muscle mass. Bones, joints and muscle have a common component, which is collagen. A supplement of 10g per day of Peptan can help to maintain the health of tissues and promote mobility. Discover more.
- What is the recommended daily dosage?
Based on Peptan clinical studies, 5 to 10 grams a day is suggested. For Peptan IIm based on the pre-clinical study the recommended dosage on humans is between 1 to 3 grams a day to support joint health.
- Is absorption and efficacy of collagen peptides dosage dependent?
Absolutely. Our mechanistic studies in the area of joint health clearly show that the effects of Peptan on cartilage structure and inflammation are dose-dependent. This nicely links into the dose-dependency of Peptan absorption, with levels of circulating hydroxyproline that increased with the administered dosage. From a scientific point of view the dose-dependency of the effect enforces their biological importance, truly linking it to the supplementation with Peptan.
- When should I start taking Peptan to promote my health?
Peptan is a preventative nutrition that should be taken as early as possible for groups that are more prone to joint and bone conditions such as aging consumers and athletes. Peptan is also an effective solution to preventing and counteracting the skin aging process. Peptan is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- What is the maximum daily intake?
Peptan and Peptan IIm are derived from 100% natural sources and is free from any side-effects. Nevertheless, it should not be used as a unique source of protein and, as with all other ingredients, it should to be included in a well-balanced diet. Always consult medical provider when using the product together with medical treatments, diets or fitness programs.
- How does Peptan contribute to bone health?
Collagen represents 90% of organic bone mass. Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continuously turned over. Our published evidence shows that Peptan effectively pushes this balance towards the formation of new bone tissue, at the same time slowing-down bone degradation. An increase in bone mass density can be observed when a supplement of 10g per day of hydrolyzed collagen is taken for a period ranging from 3 to 12 months. Discover more.
- How is Peptan best consumed?
In order to boost the production of collagen in the body continuously, it is recommended to consume Peptan on a daily basis. Peptan is easy to use and can be integrated in different delivery forms for daily intake, in forms of tablets, powdered drinks, bars etc, depending on what suits your preference and lifestyle.
- How does Peptan contribute to joint health?
We and other have provided clinical evidence that Peptan (and also Peptan IIm) and collagen peptides, can support joint health by alleviating joint discomfort, promoting joint function and reducing inflammation. There are multiple potential applications since the target population may vary from athletes (whose joints are subjected to stress), to elderly people (the group most affected by mobility limiting conditions such as joint stiffness). Discover more.
- How does Peptan act on the beauty of the skin?
Reduced hydration of the skin is responsible for a loss of elasticity and the development of wrinkles. We have shown that Peptan improves the moisture levels of the skin. Even more, Peptan supports the intrinsic collagen network of deeper skin layers, by increasing its density as well as improving the structure of the fibers. Discover more.
- How much time is needed to see the first effects?
According to clinical trials, a daily intake of 5 to 10g per day will help to maintain the skin's hydration, firmness and elasticity i.e. its youth and beauty. Some studies have shown that skin's hydration improves after one to two months. Several communities have demonstrated the benefits of collagen peptides for preserving joint health. Most studies show effects within 3 months.
- Can pregnant women, children or adolescent take Peptan?
Clinical trials with Peptan have not been performed on pregnant women, children or adolescents, before taking Peptan always consult medical doctors for advice.