Info: 198 g (7 oz) Jar - 6,600 mg Collagen per Scoop
Neocell's Super Collagen provides 19 types of amino acids -- including two (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) collagen needs which aren't in most amino acid supplements -- which have been "hydrolyzed" or broken down by enzymes into small molecules, so that nearly all (90%) of it will get absorbed into the bloodstream, where it can stimulate fibroblast cells to produce and reorganize new collagen fibres.
As we age, our ability to replenish collagen drops off gradually (starting at 25!), and that decline can be worsened by autoimmune disorders, smoking, high sugar consumption, and exposure to sunlight. Many things can happen as a result: skin droops; muscles sag; fine lines and wrinkles form; nails get weak; hair loses wave, curl or thickness; bones lose density; and much more. But you don't have to accept all that as inevitable: you can help your body produce more collagen by supplying it with the building blocks in a form it can readily use. Eating chicken cartilage, for example, won't suffice as a means of compensating for diminished collagen production, because the collagen molecules in it are so big and complex that the digestive system is unable to break much of it down into the individual amino acids.
Collagen is the most prevalent and complex type of protein in our body, serving as the main constituent of our connective tissue to protect, assist in the healthy operation of, and give structure to a wide range of body parts or systems, including hair, muscles, skin, bones, organs, joints, and cartilage.
Please note, this supplement is specifically designed to help produce Type 1 & 3 Collagen -- the type used more by the skin, hair, nails, muscles and bone -- not for cartilage and joints (Type 2).
Ingredients:Each scoop contains:
6,600 mg Hydrolyzed Collagen Type 1& 3 Protein 5% L-Lysine (bovine - skin/hides)
Does not contain soy, wheat, gluten, lactose, starch, yeast or artificial flavours.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 scoop daily in 8 ounces of water. It may work best to first dissolve a scoop into a paste by putting it in a glass and adding just one spoon of water or orange juice, to start, then add 6 to 8 ounces of water or some other liquid and stir vigorously -- or use a blender. For best results, drink on an empty stomach, and wait 30 minutes before eating.
Warnings:Keep out of reach of children. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. Do not use as a source of protein. Allergy warning: may contain sulfite residues. May cause mild gastrointestinal disturbances. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80047855.