Packed with four different sources of collagen?bovine, chicken, fish and egg?Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Protein Powder provides collagen Type I, II, III, V and X. That?s an amazing matrix of collagen, so here?s a bit more about them.
Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the skin, bones and muscles of cows, providing Type I and Type III collagen. Type I collagen is among the most abundant collagen found in the human body and forms collagen fibers. It?s present in ligaments, tendons, bones and other areas. Type III collagen frequently works in tandem with Type I collagen and is in bone, cartilage, bone marrow and connective tissue. Collagen Type I and III are the major components of skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels.
Together, Types I and III collagen constitute more than 90 percent of the collagen found in the body. They are composed of amino acids which support growth, maintenance and repair of the body with extremely high amounts of the amino acids glycine and proline plus hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, all of which are found in muscle and skin.?
Chicken collagen is also known as collagen Type II?a protein found in the cartilage, bones and other tissues of chickens. It?s a highly popular and researched collagen. It?s also a major component of joint cartilage.
Chicken collagen helps support healthy joints and to provide joint-healthy chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate, both of which can support joint health.? Chicken collagen also contains hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that hydrates the skin and hair, fills the eyes, surrounds tissues around our nerves and is contained in the synovial fluid between our joints. It lubricates and cushions joints, while serving as a shock absorber in the joints.?
Type II collagen can also support healthy, normal chondrocytes?small cells found within the cartilage of joints. Chondrocytes produce new collagen and mucopolysaccharides to keep joints well cushioned and lubricated.?
Speaking of chondrocytes . . . collagen type X, is a protein generally associated with chondrocytes of avian (including chicken) and mammal (including bovine) growth plate during the growth of long bones. Collagen Type X is present in normal joint cartilage.
Fish collagen is a sustainable source of collagen which generally has increased absorption rates and bioavailability due to the smaller particle size of fish collagen peptides.? It can support healthy, normal collagen synthesis in the joint tissues, bones and in the skin.?
Like the other collagens in Multi Collagen Protein, fish collagen contains the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline is a non-essential amino acid that naturally supports healthy, normal collagen production and helps to promote the stability of collagen.?
Fish collagen provides Type I collagen, the most abundant of the many collagens in the body.
Then there?s eggshell membrane collagen. Substances similar to Types I and V collagens are found in each of the two layers of the eggshell membrane.
Type V collagen is one of the minor collagen components, forming interstitial collagen fibers?along with Type I collagen?and plays a significant role in regulating the development of collagen fibers of connective tissue.? Type V collagen co-exists with Type II collagen in joint cartilage, while supporting healthy collagen fibers of Type II collagen.
The clinically studied eggshell membrane in Multi Collagen Capsules is rich in nutrients such as chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, collagen and other glycosaminoglycans?all of which occur naturally together within the eggshell membrane, and is an effective combo of what joints need to thrive.? PLUS, this eggshell membrane ingredient has been shown in clinical studies to support joint comfort and flexibility in just 7 to 10 days.?
Dr. Axe Multi Collagen Capsules also contains clinically studied organic ashwa