What is Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human and animal body. Collagen gives structure to tendons, cartilage tissue, bones and, connective tissue. Collagen is best taken when you are in your late twenties, as the production of collagen in our body slows down which may cause the skin to lose its elasticity as well as degeneration of the cartilage which can lead to joint pain or knee pain.
What is Collagen Hydrolysate Type II
Collagen hydrolysate type II is collagen (from skin, bone, cartilage) broken down by a natural process (hydrolysis) to facilitate easy absorption into the blood stream.
Collagen hydrolysate type II (CH) is a food supplement that has many clinical studies reporting that the oral ingestion of hydrolyzed collagen type II decreases knee pain and joint pain, with those with the most severe symptoms showing the most benefit.  Further studies have also shown that a daily intake of hydrolyzed collagen type II increases bone mass density. Collagen Hydrolysate helps stimulate cell growth in joint cartilage and restores the cartilage degradation resulting from sports activity, knee pain, work-related stresses and the natural aging process. People suffering from joint problems can regain mobility and enjoy a much-improved quality of life.
What is the difference between Collagen and Collagen Hydrolysate?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human and animal body representing 30% of total body protein. Collagen gives structure to tendons, cartilage tissue, bones and, connective tissue.
Collagen hydrolysate is also produced from collagen but by a different process. The amino acid compositions of collagen and collagen hydrolysate are very similar. Research has shown that collagen hydrolysate stimulates collagen synthesis in joint cartilage: this effect was proven by a laboratory study by Oesser et al. (Cell & Tissue Research 311:393-9; March 2003).
Clinical studies with patients suffering from osteoarthritis revealed the positive effect of collagen hydrolysate on joint health (e.g. pain reduction, reduced medication, improved physical function).
Collagen hydrolysate received GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Due to its special production process collagen hydrolysate does not gel and is soluble in cold water.