What are collagen peptides?
Collagen peptides are smaller and easily digestible particles of collagen fibres obtained via a process called hydrolysis. Hydrolysis breaks down protein fibrils into smaller and easily digestible amino acid chains called peptides. After ingestion, they are metabolised in the digestive tract, released into the blood stream and synthesised into collagen fibres in various tissues in the body. Studies have shown that age-dependent decline in collagen synthesis and rise in collagen degradation can be reversed by oral administration of these specific bioactive collagen peptides.