FAQ

  • 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?

    We have published scientific evidence for the benefit of Peptan on skin beauty, supporting the intrinsic collagen network of deeper skin layers. Furthermore we have very good indications from preclinical models, 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 findings are backed by numerous published studies accessible in the public scientific domain that support the benefit of collagen peptides for joint and skin health.

  • 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. Purified collagen II does not exist by itself, only in combination with glucosamine & chondroitin. It is therefore a different product.

  • 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.

  • How do I choose the best Peptan for my application?

    Depending on your application, Peptan is available from different raw material sources, densities and molecular weights.

    To find the product better suited for your application, we recommend you to use the Product Finder or contact our Technical Support Teams.

  • Why is Peptan used for in sports and energy 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. Peptan is a primary source of proline and glycine, two amino acids that are the building blocks for cartilage. Discover more.

  • How does Peptan help to control the appetite and moderate cravings?

    Proteins are known to be the most satiating macronutrient for animals or humans. A 97% pure protein, Peptan can be used in a blend with other proteins, animal or vegetable, to increase the satiety effect of enriched protein food such as meal substitutes, protein bars, soups…discover more.

  • 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.

  • Is absorption and efficacy of collagen peptides dosage dependent?

    Absolutely. Our latest results from the current study clearly show that the effects of Peptan on cartilage structure and inflammation are dose-dependent. This nicely linked into the dose-dependency of the 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 consumers start taking Peptan to promote their 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 is 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. Several studies have shown an increase in bone mass density when a supplement of 10g per day of hydrolyzed collagen is taken for a period ranging from 4 to 24 weeks. 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?

    Several studies show the evidence that collagen peptides, thanks to their amino acid composition (glycine and proline in particular), can support joint health. 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. Some studies have shown that oral intake of collagen peptides or gelatin can improve skin's water-binding capacity. Discover more.

  • How much is time 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 discussed 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.  

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