Hydrolyzed Collagen: what is it?
Collagen is a protein, which constitutes the most important building block of our body. It takes care of the unity and elasticity of connective tissues such as your skin, cartilage and bones. They majority of your body’s own collagen, including bones, muscles and skin, consists of ‘Type 1’ collagen. Every day, your body breaks down this collagen and through cells in your body tissue new collagen is created naturally.

As you grow older, your body starts producing less of this natural collagen, thus showing the first signs of aging. This process starts around the age of twentyfive and increases drastically from the age of thirty. This results in wrinkles, decrease of muscle tissue, osteoporosis and cartilage wear.

The collagen we produce in our body is subdivided into 28 types. The first four are the most important and 90% of it consists of Type 1.

Collagen distribution in your body:

Collagen Type 1:      cartilage, muscles, connective tissue, skin, tendons, bones, veins, hair, nails

Collagen Type 2:      joint cartilage, trachea, larynx, ribs

Collagen Type 3:      skin, veins

Collagen Type 4:      membranes, capillaries

‘Hydrolyzed Collagen’ by Niche4Health is type 1 collagen withdrawn from the skin of oxen and identical to human collagen. ‘Hydrolyzed’ means it’s broken down enzymatically, thereby split up into smaller chains of amino acids, so called Peptides. This makes it easier to digest and ensures a swift absorption by your body.

The ‘Collagen Type 2 + Curcuma’ by Niche4Health is a mix of collagen Type 2 (submitted from the trachea from pigs), Curcuma extract and Vitamin C. This product is specially developed to improve joint health by protecting cartilage, providing cushioning and lubrication and reducing inflammation.

Proteins are made up of 20 different amino acids. A few of those are produced by our own bodies, but there are also several we cannot make at all of not in sufficient quantities. These we must extract from our nutrition. We call these last two groups essential amino acids and semi-essential amino acids. The name gives away a bit of the secret: they are essential to our bodies. Without these specific amino acids our body simply doesn’t fuction like it should. Consider bodily functions such as: the immune system, muscle growth and –recovery, a strong intestinal wall, beautiful skin, strong nails and many many more.

essential amino acids and semi-essential amino acids, however, cannot be found in simply any protein source. Generally speaking these amino acids are rarely found in vegetable proteins, yet in high concentrations within animal proteins (meat, fish, dairy and eggs).

Hydrolyzed Collagen by Niche4Health is a full protein source and contains 18 amino acids of which Proline, Glycine and Hydroxyproline represent 50% of the total amino acid content. The concentration of Proline and Glycine is 10 to 20 times higher compared to other proteins. Because of this, Hydrolyzed Collagen offers nutri-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources.

Similar to many medicines, hydrolyzed collagen has a certain incubation time.

In the first month of use, the results will be limited. During the second month results will be clearly noticeable and visible! However, from that moment onwards, the best result will not be reached with continuous use. We advise the following intake cycle: 25 days ‘on’ and 5 days ‘off’. The reason for this is actually very simple: your body gradually builds op a tolerance to the collagen taken. Just like it does with products as sugar, caffeine and many others!

Intake cycle

Similar to many medicines, hydrolyzed collagen has a certain incubation time.In the first month of use, the results will be limited. During the second month results will be clearly noticeable and visible! However, from that moment onwards, the best result will not be reached with continuous use. We advise the following intake cycle: 25 days ‘on’ and 5 days ‘off’. The reason for this is actually very simple: your body gradually builds op a tolerance to the collagen taken. Just like it does with products as sugar, caffeine and many others.

If you stop your collagen intake for 5 days after the 25 day cycle, you’re basically ‘resetting’ your body for optimal intake during a new cycle. This is the reason that our jars are exactly 250 grams. With a 10 gram (one leveled off) scoop per day you’ll be set for exactly 25 days. After a 5 day intake stop your body loses its built up tolerance thus enabling optimal results when continuing your intake cycle!

Peptan®: the active ingrediënt
Hydrolyzed Collagen byNiche4Health is produced in collaboration with the brand Peptan®: the number one producer among collagen peptides. We work together closely with Peptan to ensure a class A product. Peptan® produces in very modern and certified factories in France and Brazil. It surpasses the highest international food- and quality norms and it fully traceable to its source. Our premium quality collagen-peptides are 100% natural, safe, free of preservatives and additives. Peptan® is Kosher and Halal certified.

Hydrolyzed Collagen by Niche4Health:

  • Contributes to healthy cartilage and flexible joints
  • Contributes to tight and hydrated skin
  • Contributes to strong and flexible bones
  • Contributes to flexible muscles

Official Health Claims of our product, according to EU regulations:

  • Proteins contribute to growth and maintenance of muscle tissue.
  • Vitamin C contributes to regular collagen formation for healthy cartilage, skin and bones.
  • Proteins and Vitamin D contribute to the maintenance of healthy bones.
  • Vitamin D contributes to maintaining healthy muscle function.