Ingredient Spotlight: Hydrolyzed Collagen

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In honor of our two newest HL5 additions, HL5 Peach in the U.S. and HL5 Berry Lemonade in Canada, let’s take an in-depth look at HL5’s main ingredient: Hydrolyzed collagen protein. 

Bonus! Thanks to its impressive ingredient profile, including hydrolyzed collagen, Kyäni HL5 is among the many great Kyäni products that will help fuel your Nitro Nutrition goals. Learn more about collagen, how your body uses it, and how this ingredient plays a role in Nitro Nutrition by viewing this special edition of our Tuesday Call featuring Marc MacDonald and renowned expert and best-selling author, Sue Hitzmann. 

What is collagen protein and how does it support the body?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and it helps build nearly everything from your bones to your skin. It also supports longevity and acts as a glue that helps hold together our tissues, organs, muscles, and bones, while also providing elasticity in our skin for that youthful, vibrant glow. Even more, collagen has been shown to support digestive functions by hydrating the digestive tract, balancing stomach acid, and helping maintain a healthy stomach and intestines.

How do our bodies get collagen?

There are over 25 forms of collagen in the human body. Type I, II, and III are the most prominent in humans. In fact, Type I accounts for 80-90% of the collagen in our bodies, which is why it is commonly found in most collagen supplements.

Your body naturally produces collagen, but collagen synthesis and the quality of the collagen in our cells declines as we age. On the outside, we typically see in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Inside our bodies, collagen reduction becomes noticeable in the decreased motility and strength of bones and joints.

According to recent studies, less than half of adults receive enough protein from their food, and the proteins they do get can often be difficult to digest and may not be in a healthy form. That’s why it is important to consider supplementing with collagen protein.

How to support collagen production with your diet

There are numerous ways you can keep your collagen production up to par. As with anything health-related, your diet plays a key role. Give your body what it needs to produce collagen effectively by getting your daily dose of vitamin C, found in citrus fruits and berries. In addition, glycine and proline help give your body what it needs to build collagen. Glycine and proline are mostly derived from animals, but there are also plant sources too. You can find glycine in plants like spinach, cauliflower, kale, pumpkin, banana, and beans. Proline can come from asparagus, cucumber, watercress, and chives.

How to support collagen production with supplements

In the past, it was common for Western societies to consume a lot of collagen naturally in their diets from foods like bone broths and organ meats, but most people don’t eat these foods on a daily basis these days. That’s where collagen protein supplements come into play.

One of the most important factors in choosing a collagen protein is to ensure it is hydrolyzed. Hydrolyzed collagen, also referred to as collagen peptides, breaks down into shorter fibers that the body can better digest and utilize.

Kyäni HL5® Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein

It’s often challenging to get the daily nutrition we need to function at our best and promote healthy aging, especially with our busy lifestyles and various dietary preferences.

Kyäni HL5® hydrolyzed collagen protein is a simple, delicious way to tackle your daily demands while still keeping your health in mind. Available in a convenient pouch, Kyäni HL5 is also perfect on the go. Each pouch delivers five grams of type 1 and type 3 hydrolyzed collagen protein to optimize fat metabolism; support healthy bones, joints, skin, and hair; promote long-lasting energy; build lean muscle; and support strength and flexibility.

DISCLAIMER: This information relies upon scientific research on certain ingredients in Kyäni products. None of the studies examined Kyäni products specifically, and there is not necessarily a relationship between the results of these studies and any Kyäni product. Neither the studies nor the statements and products referenced here have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Kyäni products are not intended to, and do not, diagnose, treat, cure, prevent, or mitigate any disease or condition.