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Collagen is a ubiquitous peptide in the human body and the most dominant protein in the extracellular matrix (ECM). This is as opposed to other noncollagen proteins in the ECM, such as proteoglycans (hyaluronan, chondroitin sulfate, etc). Collagen is an important structural component of skin; connective tissues such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons; as well as bone matrix. Collagen is produced by certain cell types, such as osteoblasts that form bone, chondrocytes that form cartilage, and fibroblasts that form connective tissues. Supplemental collagen peptides contain the building blocks for repair of these tissues within the body. Indications for use of collagen include building muscle or lean body mass; preventing age-related sarcopenia; improving the quality of skin, hair, and nails; and repairing joint damage from wear-and-tear.
Not all collagen peptides are the same. Research has identified 28 different collagen types, and each type is comprised of homotrimers and heterotrimers that are formed by three polypeptide chains known as α‑chains, of which 40 types exist. The structural hallmark of all collagens is their triple helix. Different types of collagen contain differing protein and amino-acid composition. Vitazan Professional’s collagen contains bioactive collagen peptides known as Verisol®, which has been clinically proven to benefit the health of hair, skin, and nails.
The Verisol® collagen peptides are recognized by fibroblasts in the dermal layer of the skin as metabolic end-products of collagen degradation. These in turn can stimulate the body’s production of collagen to counterbalance the end-products.