While there are 18 amino acids in bovine collagen, it is the presence of key amino acids that lends the majority of the perks: glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline.
These three amino acids are crucial building blocks of collagen, tendons, and ligaments and have been shown to support health in a number of other ways, such as promoting normal inflammatory processes and supporting immune function.*
L-Glycine is an essential amino acid, meaning that your body needs it, but cannot produce it on its own. It is an immune system booster as it helps build antibodies and has important antiviral properties.
Totally Derma® Collagen contains this important amino acid, and as a result, by taking 10,000mg of collagen daily you are boosting your immune system.
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2003 Mar;6(2):229-40.
L-Glycine: a novel anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and cytoprotective agent.
Zhong Z1, Wheeler MD, Li X, Froh M, Schemmer P, Yin M, Bunzendaul H, Bradford B, Lemasters JJ.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW:
In recent years, evidence has mounted in favour of the anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and cytoprotective effects of the simplest amino acid L-glycine.
This article will focus on the recent findings about the responsible mechanisms of protection and review the beneficial effects of glycine in different disease states.
Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12589194
Totally Derma® collagen peptides have an exceptional absorption rate via the small intestine; the peptides that are consumed circulate through the body’s bloodstream instead of going through the digestive tract.
Since Totally Derma® is broken down to a low molecular level, this ensures that the amino acids and nutrients are easily and quickly, absorbed into the bloodstream.
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