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What are collagen peptides?

What are collagen peptides?

Collagen peptides support joint and muscle mobility when taken regularly as part of a diet or dietary supplement. They also provide beautiful, wrinkle-free skin.


The name of collagen peptides is based on their composition of three so-called polypeptide chains. Polypeptide chains are several amino acids linked together. In a unique structure, the polypeptide chains are condensed into a triple helix. There is a sequence in this helix structure to which collagen owes its stabilising effect on connective tissue (Gly-X-Y). As with gelatine, protein forms the basis for the collagen peptides.

How collagen peptides work

Thanks to the collagen scaffold, collagen peptides support the connective tissue and tighten the skin. It also increases the flexibility of muscle fibres and mobilises the joints. The supply of collagen is particularly valuable in old age, as the body then produces less of its own collagen. 

Collagen peptides support your body in these areas:

  • Skin
  • bones
  • joints
  • muscles
  • Hair & Nails

How do collagen peptides differ from gelatine?

At less than 10,000 g/mol, the individual molecules of collagen peptides are lighter than gelatine molecules. They are also very soluble in water and do not form a gel even in a highly concentrated solution.

Collagen peptides and collagen hydrolysate: what's the difference?

A hydrolysis process takes place during the production of collagen for use in cosmetics or food supplements. It can then be better processed by the body in order to be effective. Collagen peptides and hydrolysed collagen both describe the same end result of this process.

Collagen peptides: how to take them

Dietary supplements with collagen peptides ensure that you not only feel youthful, but also look it. Foods such as nuts, pulses and fruit or vegetables with lots of vitamin C have a positive effect on the collagen balance. In addition to a healthy lifestyle (no smoking, less stress) and the right diet, dietary supplements help to provide the body with sufficient collagen. Thanks to their highly concentrated composition, they are particularly effective.

These collagen peptide supplements are available:

If you prefer to use cosmetics, you should opt for creams containing hyaluronic acid or vitamin C. These stimulate the body's own collagen production and are therefore more effective than collagen creams, which only have a superficial effect.

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