Where does collagen come from?

where does collagen come from hydrolysed marine collagen peptides

Aside from water, collagen is the most plentiful substance in our bodies. It is known as a ‘structural protein’ that can be found in our skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, the intestinal wall, and more. In fact, 28 different types of collagen have been found throughout the body.

However, as we get older, our collagen production slows down, due to stress, diet, and normal wear and tear. To boost the collagen levels in your body, you can supplement with hydrolised collagen peptides as this signals your body to create more collagen.

How are hydrolysed collagen peptides made?

Hydrolysed collagen peptides are made from the collagen-rich parts of animals. Qt Internal Cosmetics are made from sustainable sources that are manufactured in adherence to the cold chain (this ensures that the raw materials are completely fresh).

To extract the collagen from the raw materials, it is first gently dissolved in warm water. The process is carefully controlled and follows strict hygiene conditions. And because the filtration and analysis methods that Qt’s supplier uses are state-of-the-art, the collagen that is obtained is very pure. 

After the collagen is extracted, it is still in long amino chains that can’t be readily absorbed by the body. To break these chains—and make it easy for your body to use—the collagen is broken down with the help of enzymes. It is important to note that no synthetic compounds or solvents are used for this process, and the hydrolysed collagen peptides that are made are completely natural. 

What to look for in a collagen supplement

Of the 28 different types of collagen there are two that stand out: Type 1 and Type 3. Together they make up over 90% of the collagen in the human body and are considered the most beneficial to take as a supplement. Usually, they are taken from cattle and fish, which contain both Type 1 and Type 3 collagen, however collagen from cattle is more highly regarded for its muscle growth capabilities, while marine collagen is known for its beauty benefits.

Qt Internal Cosmetics are hailed not only for their beauty boosting benefits, but also for body balancing and immune system support. They are infused with high potency vitamin c and a range of superfoods and nutrients including lotus, tremella, activated charcoal, natural silica, maca and blackseed that when combined, produce proven results. The best part is, these amazing ingredients are all natural! 

Find out more: The ultimate guide to collagen

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