Healtharena Collagen

Collagen – why you need it!

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Collagen plays a significant structural role in the connective tissues, cartilages, bones, nails, skin and hair. 

DID YOU KNOW    “At the age of 25 our collagen levels start to deplete.  By the age of 40 our body’s ability to produce collagen decreases by 25%, by age 60, it has decreased by over 50%."

Collagen- different collagen types

The body is so smart, using different types of collagen for different roles in the body. The body’s biochemical brilliance means that certain collagen fibre types are found more abundantly than others in various part of the body. This is because they have different ‘jobs’ to perform; some for strength, some for shock absorption and others as a web on which other structural components build giving tensile strength or elasticity.

So…. which is right for you?

The five most common types are: 
 Type I: skin, tendon, vasculature, organs, bone (main component of the organic part of bone)
 Type II: cartilage (main collagenous component of cartilage)
 Type III: reticulate (main component of reticular fibres), commonly found alongside type I
 Type IV: forms basal lamina, the epithelium-secreted layer of the basement membrane
 Type V: cell surfaces, hair.

All of these collagen fibre types are important in their own way. But whilst collagen decline in the skin is easier to see, it’s less so in the bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

In recent years, there has been a real interest in bone broths, and amino-acid rich foods for skin, joint and gut health. But these dietary sources are known to have proteins with high molecular weights which often not absorbed efficiently. Rather, many people choose to supplement with low molecular weight hydrolysed collagen peptides. This is especially useful for people who are looking to nutritionally manage their collagen levels.

We are the first company in the UK to produce collagen supplements since 2003. We bring you products of unrivalled quality and purity, which have been backed by science. 
Why choose Healtharena Collagen?
There are various types of collagen on the market.
For our production of Dermacoll, Flexicoll, and Flexicoll Platinum we have used the most effective researched collagen available. This means they are the most Highly Bioavailable collagen created for optimum results.
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What products do we offer?

At Healtharena we are offering you a choice of collagen source, so that you can choose the one that is right for you.

Most companies produce collagen from only once source e.g. a bovine, porcine, marine, or chicken source.

We offer a choice of Powder Drinks and Capsules, made from Bovine Collagen or Marine Collagen.
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Why Bovine Collagen?
The reason we use bovine collagen is because it has some important DNA similarities to human collagen and can be used more effectively by the body.  
We use two patented brands of bovine collagen Verisol and Fortigel, these have had numerous clinical trials showing their efficacy.

Some people have fish allergies and therefore are unable to use a marine collagen, so bovine may be the right choice for them.


Why Marine Collagen?

The main reason why marine collagen is chosen over bovine is that some people are pescatarian and do not eat meat.


How much collagen is in our products?
In Flexicoll and Dermacoll there are 5000mg of collagen per serving for optimum results.
Our Flexicoll Platinum has slightly more, 6000mg of collagen, plus digestive aids as it is specifically formulated for people with impaired absorption.

In our Ultimate Marine Collagen we have 8000mg, per serving, because with marine collagen a higher dose is needed to have comparative results to bovine.

It is worth noting that the scientific community recommend that around 5000mg of collagen daily is the optimal dose for skin and joint support.  Of course, people choose to supplement with more, or less than this, depending on their own physiological needs.  However, formulations with 5000mg reflect levels used in research trials, meaning that this amount has been shown to have positive effects in different body systems.


“High quality collagen is tasteless so there is no need to add unnecessary colours, or strong flavours to disguise the taste.”

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