The recently introduced product is the unflavored version of the original Collagenius product.
The unflavored version of the original Collagenius is also a combined type I (and in smaller amounts type III) collagen hydrolyzate of outstanding quality and 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 on 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.
What was the reason behind introducing this product? On the one hand pear flavor may become boring for some users, while the unflavored version can be flavored individually as needed to attain the desired taste. On the other hand the unflavored version is less likely to cause any gastrointestinal complaints (lacking sweeteners and additional flavor) in susceptible individuals.
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 of cold water, homogenize with a blender or shaker, drink after meals, preferably after dinner. You can use different liquids for dissolving the powder, like skimmed milk, juices or milk substitutes (e.g. coconut milk, oat milk, etc.). The usual recommended dose is once daily, yet after intensive workouts an additional dose is recommended to promote regeneration.
After surgeries or for competitive athletes, or in advanced stages of osteoarthritis with severe pain, the recommended dose is 2×1 dosing spoons (2x25ml) a day.
You may also ingest it as a substitute to a meal, provided that you mix it with something that has the right nutritional value and quantity. The best time to consume is after dinner, 1-2 hours before sleep.
- 300ml milk, 1 sachet oat/rice porridge (flavored), 1 humped dosing spoon of Collagenius unflavored powder, 1 spoonful of chocolate flavored protein powder. Use a blender to fix the drink.
- 300ml coconut milk, 1 banana, 1 spoonful of honey (or sweetener as required), 1 humped dosing spoon of Collagenius powder. You may add 10-20g of protein powder. Use a blender.
- 300ml rice milk, 50 grams of strawberry, 2 kiwis, 1 spoonful of honey (or sweetener as required), 1 humped dosing spoon of Collagenius powder. You may add 10-20g of protein powder. Use a blender.
- 100ml of orange juice, 2 oranges, juice of 1 lime, 1 spoonful of honey (or sweetener as required), 1 humped dosing spoon of Collagenius powder. Use a blender.
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.
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.
|Value/100g||*RI % / 100g||Value/dose (15g)||*RI % / 15g|
|Energy||1328 kJ (312 kcal)||16||198 kJ (47 kcal)||2|
|Fat||< 0,5g||< 1||< 0,5g||< 1|
|– of which, saturated fatty acids||< 0,5g||< 1||< 0,5g||< 1|
|– of which, sugars||1,4g||2||< 0,5g||< 1|
*RI: Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ / 2000 kcal)