While certain nutrients, like vitamin C and zinc have long been staples in immune system support, the role of collagen protein is less understood.
Clearly, collagen is a supplement that has a lot of health benefits. Its benefits, especially helping with the gut and digestive track, are important for staying healthy. The healing of your digestive tract and repairing connective tissues is helpful for defending yourself from harmful pathogens.
Each stage of the body’s immune response relies on the presence of several micronutrients, hence the well-recognised role of many vitamins and minerals. Protein is also critical, because most processes involved in the immune response also require protein and amino acids for the growth and function of immune cells. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and it is built through chains of essential amino acids like glycine and proline that act as building blocks for our bodies.
Importantly, many of the individual amino acids found in collagen have been shown to play a role in the immune system. Amino acids like L-glutamine, arginine, BCAAs and tryptophan have been shown help regulate the inflammatory process and to be involved in supporting an optimized immune response. Although further research should be done to better understand their specific role, each acts to help regulate oxidative stress and reduce immunosuppression.
Not all collagen peptides have an equal efficacy, and the optimised Bioactive Collagen Peptides® in Ellactiva® are selected based on their strongest potential in benefiting the collagen-rich tissues that are becoming increasingly recognized for their role in supporting a well-functioning immune system – the skin, the ECM (extracellular matrix) and the bone marrow.
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides used in Ellactiva® optimally stimulate the collagen-rich tissues that play a supporting role in the immune system and emerging product specific trials also show a potential for immune-modulatory effects.
All Ellactiva® Collagen& soft chews contain equal amounts of optimised Bioactive Collagen Peptides®. with 3 chews a day delivering a dosage of 2500mg, which is all you need for more youthful and smoother looking skin in as little as four weeks.
Plus each product has its own unique blend of vitamins and minerals and prebiotic fibres – to help support immune health, energy levels or bone health – and to nourish gut friendly microbiome.