January 29, 2021
What does collagen help with besides skin and hair?
Collagen peptides, which have been associated with the skin and joints for many years, turned out to be the key to many different health problems such as stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, cardiovascular diseases, forgetfulness and focus problems that we have today due to different living conditions. More than 16 studies on collagen peptides, especially in the last five years, indicate that the solution is in collagen peptides.
The Most Abundant Protein in Our Body; Collagen Peptides
Collagen peptides, which are proteins found in almost every tissue in our body, decrease with age. Therefore, the need to complete the collagen peptide need of the body from the outside arises. For this, fish usually comes to mind first, but these foods are not enough. Collagen is not easy to absorb from the body since they have large molecular weights. For this reason, experts recommend taking collagen in peptide forms, which are fragmented forms.
Regarding the collagen peptides taken from foods, Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Demirhan Dıraçoğlu; "Head trotter etc. food contains collagen, but stomach acid breaks down this collagen. Scientific studies showed that the collagen needed by the body can be obtained from the skin of fish. Fish offers a unique benefit especially for joints and bones with the amino acid chains of proline, histidine, glycine and hydroxyproline it contains. "Collagen peptides, known to be very effective for cartilage repair thanks to these amino acids, also play an important role in reducing pain and inflammation."
Studies have revealed that collagen peptides obtained from fish reduce pain and inflammation in joint and bone diseases, regenerate cartilage tissue, support acne and cellulite treatments thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, accelerate wound closure and prevent scar formation with its moisturizing and anti-wrinkle properties.
It turned out that collagen peptides obtained from fish act as a calming agent by regulating the body's stress response, thus creating an effective and rapid treatment alternative for stress-induced diseases such as fibromyalgia and migraine.
In addition, collagen peptides provide benefits such as memory and focus problems, preventing and slowing the progression of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, balancing blood pressure for cardiovascular health and decreasing cholesterol levels by regulating the fat balance in the vessels.