Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND
There is no question on how beneficial collagen is for us, after all, collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. It is key for the structure of bone, skin, muscle, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. This is why collagen is essential for maintaining mobility. But there are different sources of collagen and different types of collagen. Let me explain to you the difference.
The more common ones available are the bovine and the marine collagen. Bovine is usually the one used for joint pain, bone health, muscle formation, weight management and to a lesser extent for skin and hair health. Marine collagen seems to be more indicative for the cosmetic reasons only.
This is why Wise Vitality is now carrying Wise COLLAGEN Protein which is a bovine collagen and more specifically a “Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen”. “Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen” is the one of the most effective types of collagen and the one that has been the most extensively studied.
In addition, in my private practice, I only see consistent results when patients are taking a minimum of 10 g of bovine collagen. Many patients feel a difference within a week or two although studies do show that generally people may need to take it for 8 to 12 weeks for maximum benefit.
So if you are suffering joint pain, would like to prevent or treat osteoporosis or osteopenia, and would like to build muscle mass- then Wise COLLAGEN Protein may be the right supplement for you.
Wise COLLAGEN Protein is unflavoured and it mixes well in any warm or cold drink. Mix it with your coffee, tea or protein shake. You won’t taste the difference and your body will thank you for it.