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OLIMP Collaregen is a dietary supplement, which in a complex way protects joints and helps to rebuild connective tissue. In the composition of the preparation there are high-quality collagen, vitamin C (PureWay-C®) as well as manganese and copper in the form of highly assimilable amino acid chelate Albion®.
The preparation strengthens resistance of joints to injuries, stimulates regeneration processes and mitigates pain symptoms related to connective tissue dysfunctions.
Collagen belongs to the group of fibrillar proteins and appears in the majority of tissues and organs of the organism (among others in bones, tendons, ligaments, skin and mucosa). Collagen proteins are the component of extracellular matrix and constitute 1/3 of all proteins present in the organism.
Collagens are characterized by unique structure rich in amino acids, such as proline, hydroxyproline and glycine. They are mainly built of 3 levorotatory polypeptide chains, which they wind around themselves creating dextrorotatory conformation of superhelix, maintained thanks to the presence of hydrogen bonds.
The role of collagen in the organism
The basic function of collagen in the organism is primarily maintaining integrity and flexibility of connective tissue and making it resilient to stretching. Moreover, collagen interacts with the receptors, which are responsible for the adhesion, differentiation and growth of cells and supports corrective mechanisms and facilitates wound healing.
Collagen may also be an effective tool both in the therapy and prophylaxis of joint cartilage dysfunction. It was proven that supplementation with collagen may support anabolic processes, which take place in joint cartilage and may positively influence the homeostasis of extracellular matrix. Additionally, collagen may turn out to be helpful in case of pain symptoms, limited mobility of joints and the feeling of stiffness in people with osteoarthritis.
The preparation also contains additional ingredients, intensifying its activity:
Vitamin C takes part in many important enzymatic reactions, counteracts harmful processes of oxidation and influences proper functioning of the nervous system and immune system. This vitamin is a cofactor for many enzymes engaged among others in the processes of collagen synthesis and maintaining proper state of connective tissue. Vitamin C deficiency is manifested mainly in the form of muscle and joint pain, slower regeneration of wounds and inflammation of gums.
Manganese is a trace element influencing the activation of many enzymes, i.a. glycosyltransferase and xylosyltrasferase, which are essential for the proper synthesis of proteoglycans (the ingredients of extracellular matrix). Manganese deficiency manifests itself mainly in the form of disorders of motor coordination and injuries in osteoarticular system and it may also contribute to the increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
Copper positively influences the process of collagen biosynthesis and protects from the effect of reactive oxygen species. Copper also takes part in elastin synthesis, thanks to which it positively influences skin elasticity, slows down the signs of aging and strengthens the structure of hair and nails. Copper deficiency may lead to, i.a. disorders of connective tissue, which may contribute to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.
Summing up, OLIMP Collaregen is a dietary supplement addressed to people who are prone to increased risk of joint injuries, as a result of excessive burden or other factors that may influence the structure of joints.
The preparation is recommended primarily to people, who may develop the syndrome of premature joint cartilage degradation – people prone to frequent injuries related to work (sportsmen, massagers, physical workers) and people who expose their joints to increased tension (obese people). Also elderly people, among whom the surface of joint cartilage is decreased should take care about proper level of collagen in the organism.
The supplement may be taken above the age of 25, as then joint cartilage may slowly undergo the process of degradation, which is related to the advantage of degradation processes over the processes of synthesis.
Supplementation with collagen is recommended not only in case of pain symptoms, morning stiffness or limited joint mobility. Supplementation should be started as early as when the risk of excessive burden of our joints appears, e.g. in the period of intensive preparations to competitions.
It is believed that collagen in the form of dietary supplement should be taken on an empty stomach, therefore it is recommended to take the supplement ca. 2-3 hours after the last meal. In order to achieve the best result, it is recommended to take collage max. for 2-4 months.
Olimp is a Polish company offering dietary supplements and supplements for athletes that are made of carefully selected and safe for health ingredients. Among the products of this brand are protein supplements, amino acid supplements, pre-workout supplements and creatine. The company also allows the purchase of supplements inducing a strong muscle pump by raising significantly the level of nitric oxide in the blood and supplements restoring acid-alkine balance. Also noteworthy are supplements helping to reduce body fat, regulating metabolism and improving of the hair, skin and nails.
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Citric acid - acidity regulators; maltodextrin, flavors, sodium cyclamate, sucralose - sweeteners, pigment: riboflavin, beta-carotene (for orange flavor), riboflavin (for lemon flavor), carmine (for flavors) : grapefruit and cherry).
Collagen is a major component that builds connective tissue (tendons, ligaments cartilage, bone, and blood vessels) from the group of fibrous proteins (i.e. scleroprotein), representing a quarter of the content of protein in the body. It is composed of amino acids (glycine, hydroxylysine, hydroxyproline and proline). Distinguished are eight types of collagen located in different parts of the human body. The source of the acquisition is gelatin (a component of the connective tissue of animal origin). It occurs most frequently in the form of processed collagen hydrolyzate characterized by a high and a good absorbency of amino acids. Recommended in sports supplementation and physically active people, as well as during convalescence after injuries and certain diseases. Available as mono-preparation supplement or of multi-compound supplement (usually also containing chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and ascorbic acid).
Dosage: 10-20 g per day.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
PureWay-C, is a special patented formula containing ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and components stabilizing its operation, such as vegetable waxes and bioflavonids complex of citrus fruits (bitter orange and grapefruit). Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, is antitoxic (inhibits the development of free radicals and other reactive oxygen species), increasing the immune system (immune) due to the elimination of bacterial contamination risk. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of non-haem iron. It stimulates the production of collagen. It is used in treatment of injuries, accelerates wound healing. It participates in the synthesis of a number of hormones and neurotransmitters and l-carnitine. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease). Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking of capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, strained absorbed iron, scorbutus. In the absence of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette destroys up to 100 mg of vitamin C. In the complex it is enhanced with bioflavonoids from citrus fruit (bitter orange and grapefruit) prolonging the time of its activity in the body and the increase of the antioxidant potential. Plant waxes protect against irritation of mucous membranes of the digestive tract. PureWay-C is available as mono-preparation supplement and as a component of multivitamin supplements,, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: in sports supplementation 250 - 1000 mg / 24h
Manganese, of which a natural source is chocolate, grain products with whole grain, nuts, legumes and dried cranberry, is a component of enzymes and their activator. It stimulates the properties and functionality of connective tissue and provides proper functioning of the brain. It affects the function of the pancreas, ensuring proper insulin metabolism and condition of the bone and joints. Magnesium deficiency contributes to serious disorders in synthesis of hyaluronic acid and chondroitin, reduction in insulin sensitivity of tissues, affects bone resorption. Manganese chelates are used in complexometry in chemical analysis and in medicine for the treatment of severe poisoning (antitoxin) by heavy metals, in sports supplementation, manganese impact on the functioning of the locomotor system is used. It is a component of the so-called regenerators of joints and a vitamin-mineralizing and mineralizing supplements.
Copper - trace mineral that facilitates the introduction of iron into hemoglobin, allowing the correct functioning of antioxidant processes. It is an important component of enzymes that affect the processes of aerobic metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism and in the formation of collagen. With proper diet, do not use supplements containing copper, as an overdose can cause insomnia, hair loss. It occurs in foods such as legumes, offal, plums, seafood. Copper compounds must be used in a responsible way, because many of them have toxic properties.
Dosing: A sufficient amount of copper provides proper diet.
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