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Collagen in the Body
Effects on Joints Arthritis Injuries

Why you need collagen for youth and health
Collagen is naturally produced by the body and can be taken in from select food sources. It is vital to the body’s functioning because it is the tie that binds!
The body’s use of collagen cannot be overstated. It makes up the body’s joints, muscles, hair, skin, tendons, and ligaments. It provides the structure to our body and forms the molecular cables that strengthen the tendons.

Collagen makes up the vast resilient sheets that support our skins and internal organs. Bones and teeth are made when the body adds mineral crystal to the body’s collagen.

Collagen fibers are woven together like pieces of fabric to form a network in which new cells grow and reproduce. Any time the body needs to build new cells, such as in the healing or growing process, collagen plays the central role. Collagen is the substance that protects and supports the softer tissues of the body, and it is what connects them with our skeleton. In other words, collagen is both the material and the glue that holds our body together.

Collagen and Injuries..... 

Collagen and Injuries

Bursitis, Tendonitis and Tendinosis
Bursitis, tendonitis, and tendinosis are three of the more common collagen diseases affecting us as we age, causing us to look and feel older. Bursitis is caused by arthritis inflammation or by infection.

The joint areas most commonly affected are the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, back, and ankle. Individuals with bursitis will have pain, tenderness, and stiffness near the affected area. As a result, local muscle weakness frequently develops as a result of avoiding painful joint movements, such as those caused by climbing stairs.

Tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendons, has mostly been considered the cause of tendon pain and an associated loss of strength and movement. More recently, researchers discovered that most people diagnosed with this disease have no signs of tendon inflammation. Consequently, medical sciences have come to see tendonitis more properly classified as tendinosis. Today, the terms are used interchangeably.

Tendinosis/tendonitis is caused by a breakdown of the collagen-composed tendon tissue. Collagen contributes to the robe-like structure of a tendon and to its strength. When collagen breaks down, small tears appear in the tendon, weakening it and causing pain.

This collagen disease can affect children and young adults just as those who are aging. It is especially wearing on those who perform repetitious task in their jobs, sports, or daily activities. Carpet layers suffer this affliction in their knees, writers in their wrists, and tennis players in their elbows.

Bursitis and Tendonitis/tendinosis can be successfully treated by resting the painful areas, applying ice, or taking pain relievers. This gives the body time to repair and reproduce the cartilage damage… provided the body is still producing the necessary amounts of collagen.

Relax and Repair
As you relax and wind down for a good night's sleep, your body is working on damage repair and cellular renewal, that's why Collagen Capsules are taken at night.

Research has shown that much of the body’s vital metabolic repair work takes place when we sleep. It has long been known that the body switches gears shortly after we fall asleep. During this rebuilding and maintenance state the body searches for available collagen and other important nutrients to convert them into the important materials needed by the body.

Glycine contained in collagen hydrolysate also has the ability to relieve stress and reduce anxiety due to it’s properties of being a neurotransmitter with the ability to promote therapeutic alterations in the body. These factors can lead to a decrease in stress, anxiety, depression and again, promote a better night’s sleep.

Collagen and Arthritis.....

Collagen For Arthritis Joints

Arthritis
Arthritis is a general term describing inflammation in joints. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is also called degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is associated with a breakdown of cartilage in joints and most commonly occurs in the hips, knees, and spine. It can dramatically affect the finger joints and the joints of the toes. 

Unfortunately, the common methods of treatment won’t change the progression of osteoarthritis. However, two nutritional supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin have been observed to relieve pain and to slow the breakdown of cartilage, which in itself is a significant part of osteoarthritis.

What is particularly interesting is that glucosamine and chondroitins (both sulfates) are components of normal cartilage. Some researchers have successfully demonstrated that the two substances appear to stimulate new collagen production. The only thing better would be to take collagen supplement directly.

In order for arthritis to be treated effectively, the cartilage and synovial fluid in the joint must be protected against further destruction. At the same time, it is desirable to stimulate anabolic restoration of joint cartilage and synovial fluid. Collagen protein protect and restore joint cartilage by:

Supporting and enhancing anabolic chondrocyte synthesis.
Supporting or enhancing the synthesis of synovial fluid, which is required to lubricate the joint.
Inhibiting free radical enzymes and auto immune processes that degrade joint cartilage.
Removing blockages in blood vessels leading to the joint.

Collagen proteins helps the body to rejuvenate naturally in order to regenerate cartilage and healthy joint function. Aging and trauma disrupt the body's ability to use its own chondroprotective agents, which has led to an epidemic of arthritis throughout the world.

The most common collagen diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, and scleroderma. Most of the collagen diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever, are characterized by widespread joint pain.

A laboratory study has also shown that collagen can stimulate the growth of new cartilage tissue. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body at about 33 per cent. It is present in bones, joints, muscle and other connective tissue. Scientists believe that in some people, particularly the elderly, its production slows down or stops. Supplements seem to perform the same role as natural collagen in keeping the tissue in joints healthy and supple.

Are We Shrinking?.....

Collagen For Bones

Shrinking Height
As we age, we grow shorter. All of the problem of being overweight, having bad posture, and growing shorter as we age are related in many ways to the body’s lack of collagen and its ongoing collagen destruction.

The decrease of collagen production results in decreased metabolism, which leads to an increase in weight. The increase in weight places stress on our joints and spinal disks, which wears away at our posture and height. This starts another cycle of collagen disease and… well, you get the picture.

No matter what your height, the tall person and the short person will both shrink with age. Getting shorter has become part of getting andfeeling older. 

Part of our height is made up of the cartilage between our spinal disks. Physical stress, poor posture, added weight, and the aging process cause these discs to thin out. As they thin, the body shrinks. It is not uncommon to see elderly people lose eight inches or more in height by the time they have reached seventy-nine.

The problems of reduced cartilage further exacerbate the shortening process. Without a proper supply of collagen, the body cannot repair itself, so it continues to shrink. In addition, the loss of bone mass that occurs with aging creates a situation where the human structure not only grows shorter but begins to twist and turn. This places further stress on the already damaged spinal column.

The problems of diminished collagen supplies are not just with the elderly. The younger, over thirty-five population suffers from beginning to advanced degenerative collagen disease as well. Admittedly, the negative affects of poor food processing has taken its toll. Nutrients that we should be getting in our food are processed out. 

Collagen Rebuild
Collagen For Muscles

How The Body Rebuilds Itself
Young people have pituitary glands that produce and abundance of GH (Growth Hormone). With aging, this hormone steadily decreases and the emphasis shifts to collagen. Collagen’s function in the body is to convert its natural protein molecules into the essential amino acids that are required by the body. Thus, collagen performs the important maintenance function of the body.

Whether the body can efficiency rebuild and repair itself is dependent upon its ability to convert one body resource into another. This process of protein synthesis is a metabolic process requiring collagen as a catalyst. As collagen diminishes in the body, both the resource and the catalyst are reduced.

Collagen synthesis is something that those of us who wish to look and feel younger must be interested in. Therefore, any food supplement that can enhance the rebuilding or the healing process is something that we should strongly consider.

Collagen Body Boost Taken before exercise
Collagen can have a powerful anabolic effect, increasing both your energy and performance. Orally ingested collagen encourages the rapid absorption of the essential amino acids, glysine, proline and hydroxyproline that can preserve and replenish lean muscle mass and improve the management of the body’s fat.

Boosts Weight Loss Programs
It is known that Hydrolyzed Collagen works as an appetite suppressant and proven to show a decrease in fats, avoiding clogging of the arteries.

Therefore by consuming collagen, can decreased desire to snack and helping the body feel naturally fuller for longer without the nasty side effects of chemical suppressants.

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