Collagenius…

Collagenius is a combined type I (and in smaller amountst type III) collagen hydrolyzate of very high purity. High-tech collagen peptides (patented under the name Peptan) provide more efficient absorption and bioavailability than average collagen formulations in the same amount. The collagen hydrolyzate used in the formulation is based on clinical trials, which makes the product unique in the market. Our product was primarily developed for people living an active life and for individuals who are dedicated and competitive athletes, so it contains other ingredients in addition to collagen, which further improve physical and mental durability, and also facilitates cartilage regeneration, which is further enhanced by the addition of high purity chondroitin and glucosamine sulphate.

We have added antioxidants – blue grape seed extract and vitamin C – in high doses so as to effectively reduce the oxidative damage incurred by sports activity and physical stress, moreover its hyaluronic acid content also has a beneficial effect on joints under strain.

About collagens…

One-third of the proteins in the human body is collagen (nearly 80% of the skin, about 80% of the tendons and ligaments, about 30% of the bones, about 10% of muscle tissue, and about 50% of articular cartilage).

Our body can produce collagen completely up to a certain age (provided the protein intake meets the requirements), but over the years the production of collagen lags behind the needs of the body more and more, and gradually collagens are produced in smaller amounts than required that eventually leads to depletion. Food based proteins (including collagen chains) are broken down by our digestive system into proteins and then amino acids to be utilized. The great advantage of collagen hydrolyzates (which are already enzymatically broken down into smaller building blocks) is that these preparations contain the amino acids ready to build collagen in a concentrated form, and some of the collagen peptides in such high-quality hydrolyzates are able to enter the bloodstream without further enzymatic degradation (these peptides somehow slip through the intestinal blood barrier) to reach target cells, promoting much more efficient collagen synthesis. Clinical studies suggest that increased physical activity may facilitate this process. With this in mind it is recommended to consume collagen hydrolyzates before, during or right after training sessions

In what cases is Collagenius recommended?

  • Individuals living an active sports life or for competitive athletes.
  • Over 40 years of age even without complaints to boost regeneration.
  • In case of smoking.
  • While on steroids.
  • In case of increased UV exposure.
  • In osteoporosis/osteopenia (loss of bone mass).
  • In osteoarthritis.
  • In certain autoimmune diseases, when the body’s collagen stock is also sacrificed.
  • To facilitate the healing process of fractures (after both conservative and surgical treatments).
  • After surgery (affecting soft tissues).
  • To promote the regeneration from tendon and ligament injuries
  • For aesthetic reasons, to tighten the skin and connective tissue.
  • To treat hair and nail fragmentation.
Directions for use

Recommended daily dose is 1 humped dosing spoon of Collagenius (equivalent to 25ml) dissolved in 300ml  water, homogenize with a blender or shaker. Alternatively, the hydrolyzate can be dissolved in skimmed milk or vegetable-based milk replacing liquids (e.g. coconut milk, oat milk, etc.).

After surgeries or for competitive athletes, or advanced stages of osteoarthritis with severe pain the recommended dose is 2×1 dosing spoons (2x25ml) a day.

Potential side effects

Due to its inulin content – which is a starch like substance -, that acts like fibers improving bowel function and health, may occasionally cause temporary gastrointestinal complaints, such as meteorism (abdominal distension) or even transient diarrhoea. In some people it takes some time to adopt to inulin, but all these uncomfortable symptoms disappear after a short period in the majority of the cases.

Contraindications

Collagenius should not be used by individuals who are sensitive to any of the ingredients listed on the container: crustaceans, wheat allergy (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). As the manufacturing line may contain – although in traces – egg, milk, soy, nuts, fish and sulphur dioxide, anyone sensitive to these ingredients should NOT consume Collagenius!

It has no ingredients that would be recognized as incompatible with anticoagulants. However, in case of taking vitamin K antagonist type anticoagulants (e.g. Marfarin, Warfarin, Syncumar ), it is strongly advised to check INR values on weekly basis in the first month.

Nutritional information
 

Value/100g *RI % / 100g Value/dose (15g) *RI % / 15g
Energy 1320 kJ (312 kcal) 16 199 kJ (47 kcal) 2
Fat < 0,5g < 1 < 0,5g < 1
– of which, saturated fatty acids < 0,5g < 1 < 0,5g < 1
Carbohydrates 8,6g 3 1,3g < 1
– of which, sugars 1,3g 1 < 0,5g < 1
Fibers 14g 2,1g
Protein 61g 120 9,2g 18
Salt 0,72g 12 0,11g 2

*RI: Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ / 2000 kcal)