What is Collagen Powder?
Collagen powder is hydrolyzed collagen, which means the collagen is broken down into small peptide fragments. When ingested, these are more readily used than the intact collagen molecules and amino acids. Different collagen powder types are composed of a unique amino acid peptide blend that stimulates collagen synthesis in a tissue-specific manner. Collagen powder for skin Health targets fibroblasts. Not only do they provide the amino acids essential for collagen synthesis, but they also activate gene expression that stimulates collagen tissue synthesis.
Collagen protein powder can stimulate skin metabolism and counteract collagen’s internal loss—increasing procollagen type 1 and elastin. As well as its effects on skin density, collagen peptides have been shown to support nail growth and structure. At the same time, they enhance gut barrier integrity. A dose of 2.5mg per day is required for skin treatment; however, 10mg per day is needed for gut repair.
Collagen Protein Powder and Gut Health
The collagen powder peptides protect gut cells and assist in tight junction integrity, helping intestinal epithelial barrier function. (IEBF). IEBF refers to the ability of gut epithelial cells to act as a protective barrier. It stops toxins, harmful bacteria, undigested food etc., from entering the bloodstream while allowing the passage of nutrients and water essential for life. The key components that determine intestinal barrier function and GI permeability are:
Tight junctions consist of protein structures located between gut epithelial cells. The integrity of tight junctions depends on a sophisticated interaction between but microbiome, gut lining cell metabolism, and gut-associated immune tissue, which lies just below the gut cell lining. Collagen peptides protect the gut cell lining by inhibiting oxidative stress and inflammatory response and assisting tight junction function. See under glycine and other amino acids in collagen peptides.
Collagen powder helps stimulate your gut’s barrier repair function by providing amino acids essential for epithelial cell integrity. The collagen peptides achieve this by decreasing inflammation and providing a precursor to L-glutamine (the preferred food source for upper Gut lining cells).
Collagen Powder and Skin
- Collagen powder activates collagen-producing and connective tissue synthesis.
- Provide essential amino acids needed for human collagen synthesis. Some, like proline and hydroxyproline, are characteristic of all connective tissue.
Collagen powder promotes skin repair by stimulating skin metabolism and counteracting the extracellular matrix’s internal loss to increase collagen in the skin. This is an excellent supplement before you undergo any treatment that stimulates collagen, skin tightening, PDO thread lifts, skin needling etc. Collagen powder has also been shown to support nail growth and structure.
We have a few options for collagen powders, including Imbibe miracle collagen and clinician-prescribed collagen powder. The first step is to book a free skin consult with our Nurse, Christine, if you are interested.
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