In the last year, collagen has gained a whole lot of attention as a supplement for its many advantageous properties: ensuring the cohesion and elasticity of our connective tissue found in bones, joints, skin, ligaments, and tendons—to name a few. Serving as the glue that “holds us together,” it’s no wonder that collagen has become the most popular anti-aging supplement (collagencomplete). Though Makers Nutrition’s collagen comes in capsule and tablet form, the most commonly-requested is powder. There is no taste to our South American grass-fed collagen protein powder. Collagen mixes well due to its highly soluble physical and chemical properties, making it convenient, quick, and most importantly, beneficial to people’s health.
What is it?
Collagen is the most ubiquitous protein found in the body, providing structural support and elasticity that enables us to move easily. It is required in the process of regenerating dead skin cells, and as with many compounds in the body, natural production of collagen typically begin to decline around the age of 40, with negative traits becoming more evident around 60. How can you tell? You’ll notice loosened skin, wrinkles, and weakened cartilage strength in joints (supplementdemand). Collagen can help people lose weight, as it has been proven to speed up metabolism while reducing appetite. Amino acid glycine, which is found in collagen, also brings blood sugar to tissue and in turn boosts energy (collagencomplete). Such qualities can be applied to customers who are looking to get in shape but need that extra nudge to keep pushing during a strenuous workout. Your dietary supplement product line could be the one that helps these people succeed.
Types I, II, and III
While there are approximately 16 types of collagen, 80-90% of this protein in the body consists of types I, II, and III. Type I collagen is the most abundant form in our bodies, known as the “major matrix protein” of the skin. This is the collagen that is responsible for our skin’s firmness. Type II takes care of our moveable joints, and is usually used to treat symptoms of joint aging and to alleviate arthritis pain. Type III is viewed as the second most abundant type of collagen bound in human tissue. We have the most of this type when we are infants and young children, making our skin plump and soft. Interestingly, as we age, type III is replaced by the strong and tougher type I collagen (supplementdemand).
Consumption of hydrolyzed collagen in peptide form has boomed in recent years because of growing evidence-based research that indicates hydrolyzed collagen’s powerful anti-aging properties for bone, skin, and joints. For example, a 2014 double-blind, placebo-controlled study “demonstrated a causal relationship between a 12-week daily regimen of orally consumed hydrolyzed collagen and significantly improved skin elasticity, structure, and moisture” (thehealthyhomeeconomist). Other studies have also shown that hydrolyzed collagen builds the skin up to protect itself from UVA and UVB damage, improving moisture, smoothness, and elasticity. Hydrolyzed collagen also helps to relieve joint pain and regrow joint tissue. As we age, our bodies become depleted of the all too vital protein. The intake of supplements, however, frees us of joint pain that can hinder day-to-day activities (collagencomplete). Why not be the supplement line to help so many whose quality of life could use a boost?
Why Choose Makers Nutrition as your collagen manufacturer?
Our collagen is packaged and stored in a dry, climate controlled environment, away from sunlight and moisture. Whether it is bulk, bottled, or in gusset bags, you can count on Makers Nutrition to keep your supplement in the most ideal condition.
DIVERSITY IN CHOICE
Powder is the most popular form of collagen on the market, yes, but Makers Nutrition can easily create your supplement product in the form of tablets and capsules. Our goal is to stay on top of all industry news and satisfy our clients, so our ears are always open to your ideas.
WE SHIP EVERYWHERE
Our experienced warehousing and distribution staff will diligently pick and pack your merchandise for domestic and/or international shipping. We will ship direct-to-consumer and to all major retailers, professional offices, department stores, pharmacy chains, and specialty stores using all types of carrier services. With deep involvement in supplement manufacturing and unmatched customer service, packaging design, and fulfillment, we can make a difference in the success of your product.
From simply plumping up skin and reducing wrinkles to helping someone reach their healthy weight goals, think of all the ways our variety of collagen supplements can help your customers. Request a quote today at makersnutrition.com!
Request a Quote on Collagen