Collagen Questions

What is collagen?

Collagen is a natural skeletal protein that is the most abundant protein found in the body, representing around 6% of the total body mass.

It is the major component of skeletal and connective tissue and provides structural support.

It is found throughout the body – in skin, muscle, tendon, and bone. Fibres of collagen are woven together like threads in fabric to form a framework into which new cells can grow.

Why is it beneficial to counter ageing?

It appears that women lose collagen at a faster rate than men during ageing, a process that is accelerated to 2% following the menopause.

There are a number of symptoms associated with a reduction in oestrogen including epidermal thinning, declining dermal collagen content, dryness, decreased laxity, bruising and impaired hearing.

A recent study reported a reduction in patchy discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye following collagen supplementation.

What is special about your product?

This product is a unique collagen system which is taken orally and is, therefore, an alternative to having collagen or botox injections.

The results of taking proto-col collagen are progressive and accumulative; it works from within and the longer you continue to take the collagen the more benefits you will have.

Does it work for skin?

Yes, skin is the largest organ of the body.

By internal supplementation with proto-col collagen capsules your skin may show signs of improvement.

Does it work for nails and hair?

Yes, the role of collagen in maintaining healthy hair and nails has long been known.

Anecdotal evidence supports the use of collagen in topical products, and there is growing recognition for the role of collagen supplementation in promoting hair and nail health.

As a result of taking the collagen you may find that your hair is thicker, stronger and more elastic.

Does it work for reducing joint / muscle pain?

Numerous recent studies have shown collagen is effective in the treatment of arthritis and joint pain.

Are there any side effects?

There are no known negative side effects.

What is the source of proto-col collagen?

Our collagen is bovine collagen, sourced from Germany, and comes from hide split.

This is the same collagen which is used in injections except that it is processed differently.

As it is from a bovine source it is not suitable for vegetarians.

I am on medication can I take the capsules?

You should always consult your doctor before starting any food supplement.

Collagen is protein and is in many foodstuffs i.e.: egg white, meat, jelly etc. however, your body cannot absorb the collagen from these foods, because your stomach breaks it down.

proto-col collagen is in powder form and is able to penetrate the intestinal wall enabling it to be absorbed into the body.

You can take collagen whilst on medication.

How long will it take before I see results?

Everyone’s body is different.

As with any supplement, it is important to allow a few weeks for levels to build in your system and the results to show.

This will vary from person to person and may range from between 4 weeks to 12 weeks before noticing any changes or improvements.

It is important to continue with the program for at least 3 months to give collagen time to build up in your system.