What is collagen and why should you use it?
The natural collagen is a protein that helps to build the structure of the body and is an integral element of bones, skin, tendons and ligaments. We can say that collagen serves as a glue to keep the body together. It fills the intercellular space and forms a subcutaneous structure.
We can distinguish several types of collagen, yet these are the most common:
- Type I collagen — a structural element of skin, nails, bones, tendons and ligaments
- Type III collagen — a component of blood vessels, lungs, muscles and reticular tissues, as well as nails, bones, tendons and ligaments
- Type V collagen — a constituent of hair, certain skin layers, placenta, and cartilage
Where is collagen produced?
Collagen is naturally produced by special target cells — fibroblasts, osteoblasts, endothelial cells and other cells.
What happens during the human aging process?
Over the time, collagen production slows down and its levels in the tissues decrease considerably. That kicks off the process of aging — the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles appear, face becomes saggy, you can even start feeling pain and stiffness in your joints, or deteriorating condition of nails and hair.
All these symptoms show that you need to take collagen supplements.
What collagen supplement should you choose?
The most important aspect is to choose collagen which is hydrolysed, i.e. separated in small individual molecules that ensures much better absorption in the body and, consequently, better result.
SAAPIO offers individual approach for selecting suitable collagen products:
- Hydrolysed collagen — contains hydrolysed collagen that improves skin restoration, hair and nail growth, as well as blood circulation
- Joint Support Collagen — particularly suitable for people who are engaging in active sports or every so often experiencing joint stiffness and pain
- Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid — a must-have for dehydrated skin that has lost its elasticity and showing the first signs of aging (e.g. wrinkles)
- Double Power Collagen — food supplement with high collagen concentration and added vitamin complex for boosting of the anti-age effect. Recommended for those who experience signs of skin aging (e.g. deep wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity etc.)