What is Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the animal body, and it constitutes one third of the total proteins in the human body. Tendon, cartilage, bone, connective tissue, and a large part of our skin are composed of collagen. Therefore, oral intake of collagen can be useful in supporting musscle strength and collagen level in our body.

Weakening of collagen structure due to aging results in skin wrinkles, bone and cartilage deterioration, and problems in cardiovascular and respiratory systems. In addition, collagen is recommended for healing of skin wounds.

Collagen supplements have been shown to reduce joint pain in athletes associated with activity and in patients with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, skin aging due to UV radiation. They also improve skin moisture and elasticity.

Collagen intake is also advised to meet recommended intake of protein in patients with anorexia and anemia.

That’s why Pacha has been developed! It is a functional food, which contains 64% protein and 10% collagen from natural sources without additives.

Literature

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Clark, K. L., Sebastianelli, W., Flechsenhar, K. R., Aukermann, D. F., Meza, F., Millard, R. L.,  Deitch, J. R., Sherbondy, P. S., Albert, A., 2008. 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 24 (5): 1485 – 1496.

Fratzl, F. (editor), 2008. Collagen: Structure and Mechanics. Springer: NY, USA.

Hu, Z., Yang, P., Zhou, C., Li, S., Hong, P., 2017. Marine collagen peptides from the skin of nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): characterization and wound healing evaluation. Marine Drugs, 15 (4): 102.

Nimni, M. E. (editor), 2018. Collagen, Volume II: Biochemistry and Biomechanics. CRC Press: FL, USA.

Panwar, P., Butler, G. S., Jamroz, A., Azizi, P., Overall, C. M., Brömme, D., 2018.Aging-associated modifications of collagen affect its degradation by matrix metalloproteinases. Matrix Biology, 65: 30 – 44.