What makes our collagen different?!
This is an answer from our formulator
Most of the collagen sold in the market are collagen type I/III which is a cheap source often derived from animal (cows and pigs) skin/hooves/other body parts. Marine collagen comes from fish skin and provides collagen type I. Research (especially in human clinical trials) are very limited to support its efficacy, must be taken at high doses, and doesn't biologically/naturally contain hyaluronic acid. Our proprietary source of collagen is not just collagen but a unique matrix of HA+collagen+chondroitin sulfate that comes from a single source in nature (chicken sternal cartilage). Though our collagen is derived from type II collagen (being a cartilage source), we have found the precise molecular weight range that compels its activity in our bodies as collagen peptides that induce synthesis of collagen types I, II, and III (and more) as well as hyaluronic acid. Our micro-dose is backed by multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized human clinical trials and therefore does not need to be given at 10-20grams to be effective. Ultimately, it's the clinical research that matters most. This is why I chair the industry's collagen trade association to uphold the integrity of collagen products on the market. There's too much out there, that isn't backed by facts/science, and consumers can be very confused by it all. We're known as NutraChampions (awarded in 2020) leading the credibility of collagen products on a global level.
There are many different types of collagen, but our body is made up of primarily types I, II and III. The strongest and firmest, Collagen type I, is the most abundant collagen in our body and can be found in almost every tissue.
Collagen II is found in our cartilage and it's the one responsible for presenting joint discomfort. 50% of people in North America over the age of 55 have joint problems, or 1 in 3 Americans.
Type III is found in the reticular fiber, which provides structure to the liver, marrow, and spleen. Thus, organ and gut health is a lesser-known benefit of supplementation but very important nonetheless.
Only our patented and clinically-proven liquid collagen/Ha (hyaluronic acid) matrix replaces all three types of collagen that your body loses with age. This begins to happen typically in your mid-20’s to mid 30’s. By the age of 40 there is a daily statistical percentage loss of collagen. Therefore, daily supplementation with the ONLY highest bioavailable hydrolyzed and LME (low-molecular weight) form will yield many health benefits and anti-aging effects.
Another advantage of this collagen is its size! In pharmacology, smaller size means FASTER absorption, and DEEPER absorption that goes further into the body. By comparison, our collagens size is 1.5-2kDa, compared to all other forms, which range from 200-300kDa. This means our form is 150 to 200 times SMALLER than other forms. That is the reason why our formula ingredient holds 7 U.S. and International patents, making it highly unique.
Less effective powder collagens are unrecognizable by the body and/or have extra barriers to absorption such as coatings and capsules. They are from inferior sources like marine/shellfish or cows and pigs with high molecular weight and are unhydrolyzed. They do not come in a naturally-occurring matrix along with an antioxidant-rich delivery system.
Big WHY NOT powder or pill answer:
Pills and capsules contain an extra barrier to absorption, and tablets are frequently compacted, often tending to not fully release ingredients. Consumer Labs conducted disintegration tests and proved that many pills end up undissolved.
Bioavailability, meaning the degree and rate at which a supplement or drug is absorbed into your system and made available to be effective, varies depending upon which nutrients and minerals are used, and the degree of binding agents and fillers used in pills and powders.
Bioavailability is the most important issue for a dietary supplement because the nutrient must be absorbed.
A liquid does not require a dissolution step like pills.
Liquids have enhanced absorption sub-mucosally, on the floor of the mouth, and the on the sides and top of the oral cavity. Pills, capsules and powders are unlikely to be absorbed at all until they reach the intestine to be dissolved by digestive enzymes.
Clinically published data has suggested that the bioavailability of a tablet is lower than a liquid (Nath et al., J Clin Pharmacol, 1999) and has been referenced for many years in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR).
It is commonly known that pills are frequently found in sewers and wherever human waste accrues.
For these reasons and more it is encouraged to let the liquid collagen/ha matrix swish around in your mouth before swallowing, allowing for optimal oral sublingual delivery.
The liquid Biocell is up to 97% absorbable, pills and powders are 20-35% absorbable. One of BioCell’s patents is on the delivery system which sets it apart from any other products. The molecular weight of HA and collagen is so large it can not be absorbed into the body. BioCell Technology’s developed a way to break the molecules into peptides that makes our product highly absorbable.
Powder vs liquid
Q. What is the difference between the liquid collagen and the powder ones you can buy at a health store please ?
A. Powders are not formulated to mirror match what your body already produces like BioCelll is. The absorption rate is much lower and they also do not contain hyluronic acid which is a key ingredient in BioCell.
Liquid Biocell is mostly Type ll Collagen, the most rare and expensive (and significant) type, but also has some type l & lll. It not only delivers collagen at the cellular level but stimulates the body to produce more on its own!
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