3 Myths About Collagen
Collagen is an essential component for a healthy functioning body. The important roles it fulfills are nevertheless still misunderstood. For this reason, we have prepared this article to address 3 myths about collagen and its health benefits.
“Collagen is only good for the skin”
It is often said that collagen is like glue in our bodies, and this is not a bad way to illustrate the role it plays. Collagen is a component of many tissues, especially those helping protect the body (skin and connective tissue), but also those related to locomotion (cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, etc.) i.e., movements.
Collagen is thus beneficial for the skin, giving it its firmness and elasticity. However, these are not its only health benefits. Since it is part of all tissues previously mentioned, collagen helps to:
- Strengthen the joints to reduce joint pain;
- Recover more effectively from an injury;
- Play an important role for bone integrity
- Reduce muscle stiffness and soreness by increasing muscle tone;
- Improve the skin’s appearance, reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as participating in the healing process;
- Contribute to our overall sense of well-being.
“The body doesn’t need collagen supplements, it produces enough”
This statement unfortunately applies only to the youngest of us… In fact, our body starts to produce 1% less collagen per year as early as our mid-twenties. This translates into what are considered to be the first signs of old age—the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Moreover, around the age of 45, it is estimated that our body loses about 30% of its initial capacity to produce collagen. That’s why, as we get older, we become more prone to joint pain, muscle stiffness and even injury…
As you may have guessed, it is therefore important to provide your body with collagen supplements as early as the age of 30, since collagen then degrades at a higher rate than your body can produce it.
“All collagen supplements are the same”
Collagen supplements are made from tissues (skin, bones, tendons, cartilage, etc.) that come from bovine (beef), poultry (chicken), or marine (fish) sources. There are many different types of supplements available on the market, but there are several factors to consider when assessing their effectiveness. In fact, depending on where they come from and the form they take as supplements, certain types of collagen are more easily assimilated by our body, which considerably increases the benefits we derive from them.
This is notably the case of AminoLock Collagen, a supplement developed by Genacol in the process of being patented. Technology developed by our company makes it possible to produce collagen with the smallest molecular weight possible. This way, collagen is absorbed more easily by our body than with supplements offered by other brands. It’s simple—better absorption means greater benefits that appear more quickly!
Since all Genacol products contain our AminoLock Collagen (except topical products), they all contribute to the health of your joints and the reduction of joint pain. They can make all the difference in your well-being, so don’t hesitate to include Genacol supplements in your daily routine!