WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Almost a third of the total protein in your body is collagen.
It is the key structural component in skin, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, vascular and digestive systems and is a very important element in muscle, bones, hair, eyes and teeth.
HOW ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES MADE?
Collagen peptides are made by breaking down the triple helix structure of natural animal collagen into shorter chains of amino acids by introducing hydrogen and oxygen through a process called hydrolysis. These short chains of amino acids are called peptides. The product is then spray dried or agglomerated to create a fine powder, suitable for convenient addition to a wide range of food and beverages.
HOW DO COLLAGEN PEPTIDES WORK?
The short chains of amino acids are much more bio-available than native collagen material, meaning that your body can absorb and process them much faster and more completely.
On absorption, these peptides trigger increased collagen production in your body and provide the essential ingredients required for this process. This is particularly important in adults who, after the age of about 25, progressively create less collagen than is needed just to keep pace with the body’s natural requirement for biological replacement. Dietary supplementation with collagen peptides has been scientifically proven to help boost the body’s production of new collagen.
This is important if you want to keep your body in peak condition and stay strong, flexible, mobile and beautiful.
WHY DO WE NEED COLLAGEN?
The body’s collagen production begins to decrease as we age. This natural process is responsible for some of our most obvious signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pains.
Collagen-related ailments are often caused by a combination of genetic defects, low intake of collagen-rich foods, nutritional deficiencies and digestive problems which can affect the body’s ability to synthesize collagen.
Other lifestyle determinants such as high sugar intake, smoking and excessive sun exposure can also contribute to the depletion of collagen levels and leave us feeling and looking quite a bit older than we should.
WHY BEEF PROTEIN?
Beef protein is preferred by many people because of its high Biological Value (BV) and the fact that it contains no fats, no sugars or other carbohydrates. Beef protein is also easier to digest than other protein alternatives and this is especially important to those who may be dairy intolerant.
WHAT MAKES ANAMINO SO SPECIAL?
ANAMINO Beef Protein is hydrolysed, meaning that it has been broken down using hydrogen and oxygen to create more easily digestible chains of aminos. The high availability of these aminos and the absence of filler, fats and carbohydrates promotes more rapid absorption of protein into the body.
ANAMINO is a premium product. It contains 96% protein as compaired to 60 – 80% in most other hydrolysed beef protein products.
ANAMINO Beef Protein is also processed to ensure that it dissolves easily, even into clear liquids, and has a very low and neutral taste profile, making it perfect to add to normal drinks, smoothies and food recipes without the need to “cover” with extra flavouring.
WHY DO WE NEED PROTEIN?
ANAMINO is primarily targeted to the nutritionally educated, sport-active person from 15 years old with high performance expectations. These consumers require a lot of protein for muscle building and recovery.
WHAT MAKES ANAMINO DIFFERENT AND WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT EVEN IF YOU ARE ALREADY ON A HIGH PROTEIN DIET.
The answer is the very high Glycine and Proline content. Glycine is the “building block” amino that joins other aminos together to form proteins in your body. Other protein powders like whey typically have low Glycine levels and your body, on its own, cannot even make enough Glycine to construct its own collagen. Therefore adding extra Glycine can help your body convert more of its overall amino intake into proteins to build new muscle, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
Proline is often taken separately as an extra supplement by athletes. It not only contributes to muscle and other tissue development but also serves to protect that muscle from being broken down and reprocessed by the body – as can occur if athletes are over-training when healthy or under-training as may be the case during illness or injury.
Anamino also contains large amounts of Hydroxyproline and Hydroxylysine (absent in many other protein sources), essential for collagen production in cartilage, skin and connective tissue.