The Importance of Collagen
Our body’s ability to produce collagen naturally slows down from the age of 20 yrs old. Supplementation through our diet is required to maintain collagen structures of skin, muscles, bones, tendons and cartilage.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body (approx. 30%) and up to 80% of skin! This makes it the second most abundant substance behind water.
CEN Collagen for Men Benefits
CEN Collagen provides 13.5 grams of protein per serving which contributes to a healthy high-protein diet supporting body structures.
CEN Collagen Peptides are specific cleaved shorter strands of amino acids to help support a healthy body composition, muscle mass and strength when combined with resistance training. (1,2)
Joints, Bone & Tendon Health
Collagen is a major component of bone and tendon at approx. 90% of the total mass. Collagen peptides have been shown to support joint health and comfort. (3,4)
CEN Collagen contains a high-quality Vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbate which is an essential cofactor in collagen synthesis. This form of Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate) has increased bioavailability with an “alkaline” profile for easier digestibility (stomach-friendly). (5)
CEN Collagen Peptides can help assist in the growth of strong healthy hair. (6)
Increasing the nutrition in the most influential stage of hair growth may assist in the reduction of hair loss or thinning.
The dermis layer of the skin contains up to 70% collagen, providing a rich environment to increase the health of the papilla. The papilla is where the hair follicle starts its life cycle and can be supported through collagen supplementation.
18 Amino Acids
Typical Amino Acid Composition of CEN Collagen Peptides
- Zdzieblik D, Oesser S, Baumstark MW, Gollhofer A, König D. Collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training improves body composition and increases muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic men: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2015;114:1237–45.
- Oertzen-Hagemann V, Kirmse M, Eggers B, Pfeiffer K, Marcus K, de Marées M, et al. Effects of 12 Weeks of Hypertrophy Resistance Exercise Training Combined with Collagen Peptide Supplementation on the Skeletal Muscle Proteome in Recreationally Active Men. Nutrients [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 4];11. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6566884/
- Benito-Ruiz P, Camacho-Zambrano MM, Carrillo-Arcentales JN, Mestanza-Peralta MA, Vallejo-Flores CA, Vargas-López SV, et al. A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy and safety of a food ingredient, collagen hydrolysate, for improving joint comfort. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009;60 Suppl 2:99–113.
- Clark KL, Sebastianelli W, Flechsenhar KR, Aukermann DF, Meza F, Millard RL, et al. 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008;24:1485–96.
- Hinek A, Kim HJ, Wang Y, Wang A, Mitts TF. Sodium L-ascorbate enhances elastic fibres deposition by fibroblasts from normal and pathologic human skin. J Dermatol Sci. 2014 Sep;75(3):173-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jdermsci.2014.05.011. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PMID: 25015208
- Yang FC, Zhang Y, Rheinstädter MC. The structure of people’s hair. PeerJ. 2014;2:e619