Collagen is a key building block of the human body and is used in the formation and support of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other key strength-giving components. Collagen contains many amino acids - these are the building-blocks of proteins, and have a central role in biochemistry and nutrition.
Crucial to the maintenance of skin tissue and elasticity
Your body combines collagen with other proteins to give collagen its elastic properties - so it is crucial in the formation, development and maintenance of skin tissue. In fact it is the deterioration of the collagen's elasticity that causes the skin to sag in places and cause wrinkling as we age.
The collagen protein used in supplements such as this one, is broken down into smaller chains of amino acids via a process called hydrolysation. This hydrolysation process makes it easier for the body to absorb the collagen, and therefore ensures that less of it is wasted once consumed.
Premium quality hydrolysed marine collagen for optimal ingestion
Just Vitamins Collagen capsules are manufactured using only the finest hydrolysed, marine-sourced collagen, as opposed to the cheaper and less desirable bovine-sourced collagen. Our collagen is encapsulated in a cellulose-based capsule shell, so will be perfectly acceptable to fish-eating vegetarians ('pescatarians'), although Just Vitamins doesn't class this as a truly vegetarian supplement. The collagen in our supplement is produced solely from fish skin and is guaranteed shark-free.
Our capsules consist of types I and III. Type I is the most abundant collagen of the human body. It is present in scar tissue, the end product when tissue heals by repair. Type III, which helps with healing wounds, is often found alongside Type I.
A guaranteed high quality Amino Acid profile
Our collagen also has an guaranteed Amino Acid profile, listed under the Nutritional Information tab.