What is ‘Glow from Within’?
‘Glow from Within’ is a Collagen Peptide.
Collagen Peptides are easily digested and soluble in cold or hot liquids. (Unlike other collagen powders which contain gelatin and have a more glue-like, sticky texture and are insoluble nin cold water)
· 1 simple ingredient – gluten free, dairy free, sugar & artificial flavourant free, preservative free, paleo friendly, halal
· 96.7% (3.3% oxygen and hydrogen) pure collagen protein – clean, tasteless, and dissolves & absorbs quickly.
How Can I Take My ‘Glow from Within’?
Add 2-3 teaspoons per day to food or beverages in order to give you the vitamin boost you need to support healthy hair, skin, nails, bone and joint health, to eliminate cellulite and stretch marks , for better digestion, sleep, muscle recovery,and more.
(2-3 teaspoons in one sitting is optimal but can also be taken in seperate servings)
Directions for usage:
Stir into water, fruit juice, or other hot or cold beverages
Add to smoothies as protein booster
The ‘Glow from Within’ Glow:
Collagen is an important building block for the skin. It makes up to 30% of the protein in our body and 70% of the protein within our skin. Collagen helps our skin stay toned and supple.
The dermis, which provides the foundation for the skin, is closely involved in the skin’s elasticity and flexibility, and the main source of collagen in the skin. Getting an adequate amount of collagen help to ensure our skin looks glowing.
The ‘Glow from Within’ Amino Acid profile:
Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, as well as gut health stay as healthy as possible.
Glow from Within contains 18 amino-acids, including 8 out of 9 essential amino-acids. It is characterized by the predominance of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which represent about 50% of the total amino-acid content. Glycine and proline concentration is 10 to 20 times higher in Glow Mama than in other proteins such as whey, casein etc.
Amino Acid Profile
Amino acid profile from 20 grams (two tablespoons) of Glow from Within:
• 1,462 milligrams alanine
• 1,517 milligrams arginine
• 1,192 milligrams aspartic acid
• 2,239 milligrams glutamic acid
• 3,719 milligrams glycine
• 144 milligrams histidine*
• 217 milligrams hydroxylysine
• 2,058 milligrams hydroxyproline
• 271 milligrams isoleucine
• 524 milligrams leucine*
• 614 milligrams lysine*
• 108 milligrams methionine*
• 379 milligrams phenylalanine*
• 2,076 milligrams proline
• 614 milligrams serine
• 342 milligrams threonine*
• 90 milligrams tyrosine
• 433 milligrams valine*
*Essential amino acids
What are collagen peptides?
What do collagen peptides do?
Taking collagen peptides has a host of positive side effects – it improves your skin’s appearance, reduces joint pain, helps break down proteins and soothes your gut’s lining (incredible for anyone with digestive health issues like IBS and leaky gut), increases your metabolism, strengthens teeth, nails and hair, helps you body detox AND reduces the appearance of cellulite.
How does collagen do this? What is it made of?
Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids, like glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and argentine. Without these amino acids, your body’s cells can’t produce enough collagen.
When you supplement with collagen peptides, certain cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts) are stimulated to build new collagen, supporting connective tissue health, restoring the skin’s moisture, improving elasticity, and so on.
Where does collagen protein come from?
Collagen is naturally produced in our bodies, and in the bodies of animals, particularly in the connective tissues like cartilage and within muscle tissue.
To make collagen supplements, collagen is extracted from cartilaginous animal bones, connective tissues and skin.
WHO SHOULD USE COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS?
The better question to ask here, is who shouldn’t use collagen supplements… and the answer is NO ONE!
-If you suffer from digestive issues (IBS, leaky gut, constipation, diarrhoea etc.) collagen can work wonders for healing your gut.
-If you suffer from joint pain (I.e rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoporosis or another auto immune or inflammatory disorder).
-If you are an athlete, supplementing with collagen can help tremendously with recovery as well as inflammation of joints etc.
-Collagen can also be helpful for anyone with inflammatory conditions, like eczema and acne (it also helps fade acne scars)
-Collagen can help with temporary inflammation, like wounds and ligament and muscle damage to heal faster.
-If you are ageing, collagen can help prevent wrinkles, plump lips and tighten skin.
-If you want to lose weight, collagen can help boost your metabolism, and get rid of cellulite.
-If you have thin hair thats often brittle; or weak nails, collagen can help your hair and nails grow faster, thicker and more beautiful.
-If you have hormonal imbalances, like PCOS, emerging research shows that collagen can help support the body’s natural hormone production.
-Collagen also benefits children through the growth phase of life by supporting connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, cartilage) and bones.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLAGEN AND GELATIN?
You may have heard the terms ‘collagen’ and ‘gelatin’ used synonymously but collagen peptides and gelatin are not one in the same.
Gelatin is made from collagen. When collagen breaks down, it becomes gelatin. BUT collagen peptides are actually broken down gelatin proteinsThe process is as follows: you start with animal bones, which are loaded with collagen. When you simmer these bones in water, you get bone broth, which contains gelatin because the cooking process has broken down the collagen. But then, when you take the gelatin and use an enzymatic process to break that down, you get collagen peptides.
Gelatin will ‘gel’ in cold liquids, collagen peptides won’t. i.e., you can mix collagen peptides into both cold and hot liquids and they won’t firm up (as gelatin would in cold liquids).
Whats more, these natural peptides are highly bio-available due to the hydrolysation process, make them much easier to absorb for the digestive system. They are also tasteless and odourless, so you (or your kids) won’t even know they are there.
MOTHERKIND COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS Q & A
Q: Are collagen peptides vegetarian?
NO, collagen is made from connective tissue, cartilage or skin. Collagen is not found in plants.
Q: When is the best time to take collagen?
We recommend taking your collagen in the morning and evening before bed (as the body repairs and regenerates as we sleep- collagen is also fantastic for deeper sleep and better sleep quality)
Q: How much collagen should I take?
We recommend between 15-20g minimum daily but the more you can take the better it will work for you. Consistency and compliance are key to having the products work best for you.
Q: Can you take collagen supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Collagen is fantastic for pregnancy and breastfeeding as it is a natural protein that is already found in your body and synthesised by the body. It can help to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy plus getting enough collagen while pregnant is critical because it contains essential proteins that promote optimal health for a growing baby. It is however important to first check with your own health care provider regarding your specific needs while pregnant and nursing. It is also important that you check that you are using a high quality collage supplement which uses no chemicals in the extraction process as well as no fillers to bring down manufacturing costs for production. MOTHERKIND uses only enzymes in the process of extraction and ensures its manufacturing process is free from fillers and chemicals.
Q: WHY IS POWDER RECOMMENDED OVER PILLS?
Simply put, the daily dosage would mean 10 capsules per day at 2g per capsule which is simply too much to expect from consumers in terms of product compliance which is hy we recommend taking the daily dosage in any beverage because is dissolves seamlessly and is therefore much easier to consume this way.
How is it made?
Glow from Within Collagen Peptides are made from pasture-raised bovine hides. The hides are first cleaned and soaked in hot water to remove the fat. They are then soaked in an alkaline or acid solution to facilitate the release of collagen. After, the hides are cooked in water with a temperature that fluctuates up to 190 degrees, to extract the collagen from the hides. Unlike the Beef Gelatin, the Collagen Peptides are broken down further with an enzyme treatment. The final steps are evaporation and milling, which results in the powder form of collagen or gelatin. The process does not involve high heat and results in a very fresh tasting product.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
The name collagen comes from the Greek kolla, meaning “glue” and “gen”, meaning “producing” and it’s the substance that pretty much keeps us glued together. It is the most abundant protein in the body and forms our strong but pliable connective tissues, notably, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints and skin. A new organ has even been discovered which we can refer to as the ‘fascia’ that is even larger than what has come to be known as our biggest organ, the skin. The fascia has been discovered to be interposed between our skin and structural skeleton and also folded around our organs. The importance and function is still being discovered, but we do know that it is structurally dependent on collagen and may even play a role in signaling between different parts of our body.
It is important to distinguish between Endogenous collagen which is natural collagen synthesized by the body, and Exogenous collagen which comes from an external source, such as supplements.
Breakdown and depletion of endogenous collagen is linked to a number of health problems and has everything to do with how we actually age and appear to age. Inaddition, the loss of collagen is associated with a number of auto- immune conditions from arthritis to asthma and beyond. Exogenous collagen has been widely used for medical and cosmetic purposes, including the repair of body tissues. And now Exogenous collagen is increasingly promoted as both a general and specific supplement for a wide range of degenerative conditions all linked to the decline in collagen production due to our lifestyles and as we age.
Collagen hydrolysate (also called “hydrolyzed collagen”) is collagen that has been broken down via an enzymatic process, the forcing of hydrogen and oxygen in between the peptide bonds to cut the proteins into shorter collagen peptides. These peptides have a low molecular weight and are very easy for our body to absorb. Hydrolyzed Collagen is often referred to as the missing link in supplying amino acids like glycine, proline and lysine that are required by the body to build connective tissue to regulate cell growth. This is how it benefits hair, skin tissue, muscle, cartilage, ligaments and blood cell growth.
Collagen, collagen peptides and gelatin are all made of the same 18 types of amino acids and provide eight of the nine essential amino acids. Although they are similar, there are subtle differences that make each of these proteins unique:
• Collagen is the long-chain of amino acids that builds our skin, connective tissue and bones but cannot be absorbed through our diet. It is made primarily of three amino acids—proline, hydroxyproline and glycine—which gives it unique functional properties different from all other proteins. This also makes it the most important structural protein in the body. Collagen is formed from three very long chains of over 1,000 amino acids twisting into a helix formation. This tightly twisted helix gives collagen the strength to build our body, but is difficult to break down during digestion and too large to cross the intestinal wall, so in it’s unhydrolyzed, full-length form, collagen is not an effective oral supplement.
• Collagen Peptides* are made by breaking down the full-length collagen molecules, thus making them more bioavailable – they are shorter chains of amino acids and better absorbed into the bloodstream. After absorption, collagen peptides travel throughout the body, repairing, rebuilding and providing energy. Collagen peptides are transported to the different tissues where cells will build the peptides into full-length collagen helices to repair our skin, bones and joints, or the cells can use the amino acids directly for energy.
• Gelatin is collagen that has undergone partial hydrolysis, which makes it gel. It has not been fully broken into peptides, so it is not absorbed as well as collagen peptides. The partially hydrolyzed chains in gelatin holds on to a lot of water, so supplementing with gelatin can cause bloating and intestinal discomfort. It’s also less versatile than collagen peptides; gelatin will only dissolve in hot water, while collagen peptides will dissolve in both hot and cold liquids. You can add collagen peptides to a morning iced coffee or evening cup of tea!
*Hydrolyzed collagen and collagen peptides are the same thing. Full length collagen is broken down into collagen peptides through a process called hydrolysis, so collagen peptides are frequently also referred to as hydrolyzed peptides.
The benefits of bone broth come from dissolved gelatin. Since collagen peptides are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream than gelatin, bone broth does not have the same healing abilities for our bodies as supplementing with collagen peptides summary of the practical differences between Collagen, Collagen Peptides, Gelatin and
• Collagen is the most important structural protein in the body. However, full length exogenous collagen is ineffective as an oral supplement because of its long, twisted shape
• Although Collagen peptides and gelatin are both made by breaking down full length collagen molecules, Collagen peptides are more bioavailable and digested more quickly than gelatin due to their shorter length
• Hydrolyzed collagen and collagen peptides are two names for the same product
• Gelatin is collagen that has gone through partial hydrolysis, which makes it gel. Gelatin is not absorbed as well and is less versatile than collagen peptides
• Bone broth is made by slowly cooking bones and cartilage in water to form gelatin. Collagen peptides are more easily absorbed into the bloodstream than gelatin, so bone broth does not have the same healing ability as collagen peptides.
Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in the human body. As the main component of connective tissue, it is our the most abundant protein, making up from 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen consists of amino acids wound together to form triple-helices, forming elongated fibrils.
Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure. It is the substance that holds the body together.
Depending upon the degree of mineralization, collagen tissues may be rigid (bone), compliant (tendon), or have a gradient from rigid to compliant (cartilage). It is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendons, ligaments and skin. It is also abundant in the cornea, cartilage, bones, blood vessels, the gut, intervertebral discs, and the dentin in teeth. In muscle tissue, it serves as a major component of the endomysium*. Collagen constitutes one to two percent of muscle tissue, and accounts for 6% of the weight of strong, tendinous muscles.
The endomysium (meaning within the muscle) is a layer of connective tissue that ensheaths each individual myocyte (muscle fiber, or muscle cell)
The fibroblast (connective tissue cell) is the most common cell that creates collagen. It is found in the extracellular matrix, an intricate network of macromolecules that determines the physical properties of body tissues. A macromolecule is a molecule containing a large number of atoms.
Gelatin, which is used in food industry, is collagen that has been irreversibly hydrolyzed or ‘partially digested’ so that the body can utilize it as a component of nutrition. The collagen protein powders and granules that you will be marketing and selling are also hydrolyzed to make it more digestible and bio-available to aid and enhance the body’s metabolic function. Collagen is also used in many medical therapeutic applications, including treating complications of the bones and skin.
For example, in the dermis, or the middle layer of skin, where collagen helps form the fibrous network of cells upon which new cells can grow, the body produces less collagen as we age and the structural integrity of the skin declines. Wrinkles form, and joint cartilage weakens. In particular women experience a dramatic reduction in collagen synthesis after menopause. By the age of 60 years, a considerable decline in collagen production is normal for both men and women.
The body’s collagen production begins to decrease as we age. This natural process is responsible for some of our most obvious signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and joint pains. Collagen-related ailments are often caused by a combination of genetic defects, low intake of collagen-rich foods, nutritional deficiencies and digestive problems which can affect the body’s ability to synthesize collagen. Other lifestyle determinants such as high sugar intake, smoking and excessive sun exposure can also contribute to the depletion of collagen levels and leave us feeling and looking quite a bit older than we should.
Supplementation with easily absorbed collagen peptides stimulates the bodies collagen metabolism helping it to stay mobile, strong, flexible and beautiful.