It’s found in ligaments, tendons, cartilage, skin, blood vessels, muscle, the gut, and teeth.
Your body makes new collagen to combat the breakdown and loss of connective tissue (that glue I was talking about earlier) from daily wear and tear. The problem is that your body starts producing less collagen as you age — this can start in your early twenties from which collagen production starts to rapidly decline.
Unless you eat a large amount of connective tissue, bone broths, organ meats, hooves or hides every week, you’re not getting a ton of collagen in your diet.
After the age of 20, 1% less of collagen is produced in the dermis of the skin each year. The collagen and elastin fibers also get thicker, more clumped, and looser. This results in inelastic and brittle skin which leads to wrinkling, sagging and patchy skin.
Your bodies exfoliation process also decreases by 28% as well, causing dead skins to accumulate and stick together for longer periods of time.
In your thirties, the transfer of moisture from the dermis to the epidermis is slowed and fat cells start to shrink. These effects make the skin look dull and thin.
In your forties, collagen is no longer produced. The collagen and elastin fibers break, thicken, stiffen, clump together, and lose their elasticity. This results in wrinkles and aging lines.
Finally, in your fifties, the skin becomes dry and is easily bruised, damaged, or broken because the sebaceous (oil) glands have decreased in size. In women, menopause causes a decrease in estrogen levels, leaving the skin drier, thinner, frail, more sensitive, and less toned.
Wrinkling and sagging skin
Joint damage and chronic join pain
Poor wound healing and skin damage
Mood and mind issues such as depression, Anxiety, ADHD, anger or irritability
Chronic systemic inflammation
Loss in bone density and osteoarthritis
Gut issues and chronic digestive problems
Chronic fatigue, low energy levels and sugar cravings
Clinical studies show that when digested, collagen peptides attach to fibroblast cells which are responsible for synthesizing collagen in the body. These are the most common cells which make up the connective tissue in the skin. Collagen peptides bring about the production and restructuring of new collagen by stimulating the fibroblast cells. Studies also show that collagen peptides increase the density and size of collagen fibrils in your outer skin layers and help improve the strength of your skin.
Collagen peptides (when compared to other protein sources such as whey) are low in the problematic amino acids, cysteine, methionine, and histidine. Using collagen peptides as a major dietary protein source is an easy way to restrict these amino acids which are associated with aging. By helping to balance the tryptophan, collagen can supports healthy thyroid function and reduces the metabolic stress of increased cortisol. Thyroid and metabolism go hand-in-hand, so gelatin may actually increase metabolism by improving thyroid function.
The makeup of your gut bacteria (known as the microbiome) is responsible for your daily mood, energy, ability to learn and how you deal with stress. The amino acids in our collagen help seal holes in your gut—giving you an abundance of energy and happy vibes.
Studies show that collagen peptides consumed before or at breakfast are 41% more satiating than other proteins (such as whey or soy) and correlate to a 22% reduction of food intake at lunch. Now you can finally help reduce those annoying sugar cravings and perform throughout the day at your peak. Additionally, the amino acids in collagen provide unique soothing and healing properties for the digestive tract. The high concentration of the amino acid glycine stimulates stomach acid production, improving digestion and nutrient absorption in the gut. Low stomach acid is a chronic problem that leads to a raft of problems in the body, so increasing stomach acid helps alleviate many other chronic health problems.
Most protein powders such as whey and soy clump when added to liquid and require vigorous stirring or annoying protein shakers. Our collagen peptides are hydrolyzed, meaning that they are naturally broken down in very fine particles. This ensures that the collagen peptides dissolve effortlessly into your beverage of choice. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides are heavily bioavailable and are quickly absorbed by your body upon drinking so you can experience all the health benefits fast.
Scientific, double-blind studies which investigated the anti-aging properties of collagen peptides found that 2.5–5 grams of collagen hydrolysate used among women aged 35–55 once daily for eight weeks significantly improved skin elasticity, skin moisture, transepidermal water loss (dryness) and skin roughness. This makes collagen peptides one of the best natural skin care ingredients available. Collagen also reduces cellulite and stretch marks. When skin loses its elasticity as a result of decreased collagen, there’s another side effect: more visible cellulite. Because your skin is now thinner, cellulite becomes more evident — no more hiding what’s happening below the surface. Improving your skin’s elasticity through collagen helps reduce that dimpling on your skin.
When we lose collagen, our ligaments and tendons start moving inefficiency which leads to stiff, swollen joints, discomfort and more. Collagen acts in much the same way as when you would grease a squeaky door hinge. It helps joints move with greater ease, without discomfort and reduces the pain associated with degeneration. It even helps shield your joints from further damage. In fact, a recent study found that collagen peptides are effective in helping to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and other joint disorders. Another study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences found that people with osteoarthritis joint pain who were subsequently treated with type 2 collagen, showed a significant improvement in daily activities, such as walking up stairs, ascending or sleeping, and a general improvement in their quality of life.
The amino acids in our Prebiotic Collagen Protein stimulate protein muscle synthesis which is CRITICAL for muscle growth, repair and maintenance of all muscle groups. Ramping up your amino acid intake helps you overcome any challenges you have with muscles including overuse injuries, muscle tone, muscle wasting, cramps, inflammation and other disorders.
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These days, we live in a constant state of ‘busy,’ having little time to properly prepare nutritious meals and maintain a consistent diet. Adding Prebiotic Collagen Protein to your diet will boost your immune system and help shield your body from the damaging effects caused stress and poor nutrition.
Leaky gut is a condition where toxins pass through your digestive tract. Collagen is very helpful when it comes to alleviating the symptoms of leaky gut. Collagen aids in restoring the integrity and health of the mucosal lining in the gut. It also contains many amino acids such as proline and glycine which are essential for repairing a damaged intestinal lining. We now know that many illnesses can actually be traced back to an unhealthy gut. Poor gut health which includes changes in the gut microbiome and gut permeability allow particles to pass into the bloodstream where they can kick off a cascade of inflammatory conditions. The biggest digestive benefit of consuming more collagen is that it helps form connective tissue and therefore “seals and heals” the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Studies have found that in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, serum concentrations of collagen are low. Given the amino acids in collagen build the tissue that lines the colon and GI tract, supplementing with collagen can help treat gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders, including leaky gut syndrome, IBS, acid reflux, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to helping heal leaky gut, collagen also helps with the absorption of water within the intestines, keeping things moving more freely out of the body.
Collagen can speed up your metabolism via helping your body utilise essential nutrients. This in turn allows your body to burn fat more efficiently and firm up all those stubborn flabby areas. One of glycine’s (found in high-levels in Happy Mammoth Prebiotic Collagen Protein) most critical roles is helping form muscle tissue through converting glucose into energy that feeds muscle cells.
Our Prebiotic Collagen Protein is completely compatible with the paleo diet and is completely free from nasties like grains, added sugar and gluten.
Collagen is very helpful in eliminating harmful toxins from your body because glycine helps minimise the damage to your liver when it encounters foreign substances, alcohol or toxins that shouldn’t be passing through it. Studies have even found that glycine can be used to help reduce alcohol-induced liver damage and other forms of acute or chronic liver injury.
Proline, the amino acid found in highly concentrated levels in our collagen peptides helps to shrink the fat in the arteries and minimises fat accumulation. Proline also plays a critical role in controlling blood pressure. In conjunction with collagen, proline also assists in the prevention of hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) since it helps our arteries avoid the dangerous buildup of plaque. Arginine in addition helps with nitric oxide production, which allows for better vasodilation. Better vasodilation helps in the widening of arteries and the relaxation of muscle cells and blood vessels which in turn allows for better circulation.
Glycine helps support healthy inflammation response and promotes a more restorative and deeper state of sleep. Studies show that glycine affects neurotransmitters in a way that promotes better quality sleep, making bovine collagen a natural sleep aid.
A large number of scientific studies have shown that prebiotics create long-lasting and positive changes in the composition of gut microbiota which helps improve immunity. The “prebiotic effect” also influences important biomarkers and activities of your immune system including a reduction in free-radicals (cancer causing cells) and bacterial metabolites in the gut. Prebiotics also help improve stool frequency and consistency which is an important factor in reducing the risk of gastroenteritis and infections. They also help improve your general sense of well-being and according to a report in The British Journal of Nutrition — help reduce the incidence of annoying allergic reactions like hay fever. Some of the other ways that prebiotics influence immunity includes offering prevention for urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, digestive disorders, colds, the flu and other cognitive disorders.
Prebiotics are directly responsible for stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria that make up your gut microflora. Prebiotic compounds function as food for the gut and help balance the harmful bacteria and toxins living in the digestive tract. Research has found that increased intake of foods high in prebiotics can help increase numerous types of beneficial bacteria in the gut including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, L. reuteri, bifidobacteria, and certain strains of L. casei or the L. acidophilus-group. One of the benefits of having good bacteria in the gut is that they’re able to use fiber from the foods that we eat (otherwise un-digestible) as a source for their own survival. As your gut bacteria metabolize fibers from foods, they produce short-chain fatty acids that are highly beneficial. One of these beneficial fatty acids is called butyric acid, which improves the health of the intestinal lining. Short-chain fatty acids also help regulate electrolyte levels in the body, including sodium, magnesium, calcium and water which are important for proper digestion, producing bowel movements, preventing diarrhea and so on.
Prebiotics help lower systemic inflammation which is one of the root causes of cancers and heart disease. People that consume a diet high in fibre and prebiotics normally have lower risk markers for heart disease. Prebiotics and probiotics also help improve metabolic processes that are directly linked to type-2 diabetes and cholesterol.
The research surrounding the “brain-gut connection” is revealing that mood-based disorders like depression and anxiety are closely linked to gut health. Research suggests that your mood and hormonal balance are affected by a combination of factors that most definitely includes the state of the bacterial inhabitants living inside of your body. Your gut helps to absorb and metabolize nutrients from the foods you eat that ultimately are used to support neurotransmitter functions that create the hormones (like serotonin) that control your mood. Recently, studies have demonstrated that prebiotics have significant neurological effects in the human brain, including lowering cortisol levels — your body’s hormonal reaction to stress. A recent study showed that after volunteers received one of two prebiotics or a placebo daily for three weeks, the group receiving prebiotics showed positive changes in levels of cortisol and decreased attentional vigilance to negative versus positive information on an emotional test.
Recent data has directly linked prebiotics with better energy homeostasis, satiety regulation and lower body weight. Higher intakes of all types of fiber are, in fact, linked to lower body weight and protection against obesity. Furthermore, a recent study shows that prebiotic foods promote a sense of fullness or satiety, thereby helping to prevent obesity and spurring weight loss. Their effects on hormone levels are related to appetite regulation, with studies showing that animals given prebiotics produce less ghrelin, the body’s signal to the brain that it’s time to eat.
Prior to exercise for increased strength and performance
In the morning to help increase satiety and stop sugar cravings
Before bed for improved sleep quality
After exercise for faster recovery
When travelling to stay healthy and get your protein and prebiotic hit
Whilst recovering from chronic health conditions
Daily has a healthy energy boost and snack
After a meal high in animal protein to help balance amino acid ratios
Whilst recovering from surgery and injury
Happy Mammoth Prebiotic Collagen Protein supplies your body with a highly concentrated amount of amino acids such as glycine, proline and lysine which are needed by your body to regulate cell function and build connective tissue structures.
Our hydrolyzed collagen protein is extremely bioactive, containing over 90% of pure protein which is quick and easy to digest. The high levels of glycine and other amino acids can help heal your gut lining, boost energy production and help support weight loss. Our Prebiotic Collagen Protein is also much easier to digest than other protein types.
Prebiotics are different types of special fibres that encourage beneficial species of gut flora to grow. Our prebiotic blend helps to maintain a healthy intestinal environment and may assist with preventing bloating and other digestive discomforts while supporting the proper digestion of food.
Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, Organic Chicory Root, Organic Sprouted and Fermented Golden Pea Fibre, Natural Vanilla Flavour, Natural Stevia-Leaf Extract and Vanilla Beans.
Our premium hydrolysed collagen peptide protein is sourced from ethical and sustainable farms. Our cows are grass-fed and free to roam around as they please.
Each BPA FREE pack lasts approx one month with 24 servings ($1.95 a day!) We recommend starting with one serve every day within 30-minutes of waking for extra fat burning or taking approximately 30-min before or after exercise.
Each serving of prebiotic collagen contains approximately 12 grams of high quality and bioavailable protein. Perfect for improving muscle recovery, endurance, kick-starting your metabolism, weight loss and gains in strength.
Each serving contains a high dose of two powerful prebiotics, organic sprouted and fermented golden pea fibre and organic chicory root. Perfect for helping to kick-start your digestion and improve the absorption of collagen.
Collagen is stable in all liquids. We spent almost an entire year determining the exact amount of natural vanilla bean to use to achieve the perfect taste. We wanted Prebiotic Collagen Protein to be something you would look forward to drinking everyday.
Because our collagen peptides are hydrolyzed and broken down into ultra fine particles, prebiotic collagen mixes effortlessly into any beverage of your choice without annoying clumping or vigorous stirring.