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Jarrow Formulas Collagen Optimizer is a complete formula directed at the support of the health of joints and bones and the improvement of general condition of hair, skin and nails. The fundament of the supplement is constituted by the highest-quality hydrolyzed fish collagen type I, which complements systemic supplies of collagen and stimulates its endogenous production. Its absorption is supported by niacin and vitamin C. The whole is complemented by silicon, which is essential for connective tissue.
The preparation is in the form of a comfortable to use citric flavor and aroma powder. Despite the origin of the raw material, it is devoid of fish smell and flavor. It also does not contain sugar – steviol glycosides are responsible for its sweet taste.
The supplement is recommended to people who need support for the movement apparatus, i.e. sportsmen, seniors, convalescents who are recovering after injuries and fractions. It may be used also by people who complain about bad state of hair, skin and nails. It protects skin from the harmful influence of sunrays, it smoothens small wrinkles, stimulates hair growth and prevents nail splitting.
Collagen is a structural protein, which builds almost all tissues and organs of the human organism. It helps to maintain strengths and elasticity of skin, tendons, joints, bones, muscles and ligaments; it ensures proper condition of blood vessels, is responsible for the appearance of skin and nails. Apart from its fundamental biomechanical functions, collagen also takes part in the development of organs, wound healing and regeneration of damaged structures of the connective tissue.
Fish collagen type I is considered to be one of the best external sources of collagen. Its amino acid profile is similar to human collagen – it contains large concentration of glycine, hydroxyproline and proline. In comparison to bovine, chicken or porcine collagen, collagen obtained from fish is absorbed by the organism two times better. It is also characterized by better bioavailability, which stems from the low molecular weight and small size of peptides of the hydrolyzed fish collagen. It is incredibly vital and to a large extent it decides about the effectiveness of the supplement.
Exogenous fish collagen constitutes perfect support for bones, articular cartilages and tendons. It stimulates the activity of osteoblasts (blood-forming cells), supports the process of mineralization and at the same time it improves the endurance of bones and makes them resistant to fractions. It also ensures proper elasticity and extendibility of tendons. It may be used in the prophylaxis of osteoporosis; it works well for elderly people, among whom natural production of collagen drops, contributing to the dysfunctions in the osteoarticular system. It is also recommended to sportsmen, who are especially prone to injuries related to overburdening of the movement apparatus.
Fish collagen accelerates regeneration after injuries, shortens the time needed to heal wounds, prevents tissue scarring. The ability of the organism to repair damages developed in connective tissue or bones to a large extent is based on collagen. It is not only thanks to its building element, but it also controls many cellular functions, including the processes of proliferation and migration of cells and the synthesis of important proteins.
Fish collagen influences the condition of skin, hair and nails. It is responsible for smoothness, elasticity and firmness of skin. It prevents the loss of moisture, decreases visible signs of aging. It may contribute to smoothing minor wrinkles and prevents the creation of deep ones. It improves the state of nails – it strengthens nail plate, limits its brittleness and splitting. Is stimulates hair growth, increases its thickness and elasticity.
Silicon is classified to the so-called trace elements, but despite its small amounts in the body, the organism cannot properly function without it. The role of silicon to the largest extent is related to the health of connective tissue.
Silicon conditions the production of collagen in the organism. It plays the function of a cofactor of an enzyme from the group of proline hydroxylases, which activates endogenous synthesis of collagen. It also has influence on gene transcription of collagen type I.
Silicon supports the condition of articular cartilage. It works with glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and mucopolysaccharides (MPS), which are in the composition of the cartilage structure, ensure its proper amortization and resistance to friction.
Silicon stimulates bone mineralization. It is one of the most important processes with the principal meaning for bone density, toughness, endurance and resistance to fractions.
Vitamin C supports proper collagen production. Only in its presence, the conversion of L-proline to hydroxyproline is possible, which constitutes an essential stage of the process of collagen synthesis.
Red Orange Complex® is and exceptional, patent-protected mixture of extracts from certain kinds of Sicilian oranges. It constitutes a natural, incredibly rich source of flavonoids, anthocyanins and vitamin C.
In supplementation, it mainly works as a product which secures skin from the harmful influence of UV radiation. Solar radiation contributes to the intensification of the production of free radicals in the organism, it increases oxidative stress and consequently it generates inflammation in the organism. This, in turn, results in damaging DNA and accelerating skin aging. Bioactive compounds contained in red oranges have massive antioxidant potential, therefore they may naturally counteract these phenomena.
Niacin, i.e. vitamin B3 plays a range of various functions in the organism – it supports energy production, is responsible for coordinating the nervous system and facilitates detoxification. It also has important influence on the appearance of skin, hair and nails.
Niacin strengthens lipid barrier and improves skin moisture. It was proven in the research that the treatment with niacin during a month decreased transepidermal water loss (TEWL) by 24%. At the same time, natural protective barrier of skin was enriched – the amount of phospholipids was increased by 67% and the number of ceramides by 34%.
Niacin inhibits the process of skin aging. It limits collagen degeneration and contributes to increasing the number of fibroblasts (the most numerous cells of connective tissue). It was proven in the research that under the influence of niacin, the number of fibroblasts increased by 20% while the secretion of collagen was improved by 54%.
Niacin improves the color of skin, prevents hyperpigmentation and freckles, which appear on skin under the influence of sun or as a natural consequence of aging. It regulates the production of melanin and inhibits the transport of melanosomes to keratinocytes. Thanks to this, it counteracts the cumulation of melanin and brightens complexion.
Summing up, Collagen Optimizer is one of very few complete products which may be applied both for health and beauty. It is appropriate both for men and women at all ages. It supports the osteoarticular system and alleviates any symptoms of this system. It prevents injuries and in case they appear, it shortens the time needed for post-injury regeneration. It ensures beautiful appearance and optimal condition of hair, skin and nails.
Complex preparation directed at strengthening connective tissue. Preventively it is recommended to use 1 portion per day. Dissolve a measured amount of powder (1 scoop = ca. 6,5 g) in cool water or another liquid and drink.
In order to ensure optimal bioavailability of the supplement, it should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably around 30 to 60 minutes before a meal. Special attention should be paid to the fact that collagen cannot be combined with products containing protein (including protein supplements), which inhibits and impairs the absorption of collagen.
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|per portion (6.5 g)||amount||%DV|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||100 mg||167%|
|Bovine Collagen||5 g||-|
|Grape Skin Extract (Vitis vinifera) (30% [60 mg] Polyphenols)||200 g||-|
|Silicon (JarroSil A patented Activated Silicon formula of molecular clusters of stabilized silicic acid)||5 mg||-|
Natural flavors, maltodextrin, citric acid and organic rebiana (stevia extract).
Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient. They are divided into: simple sugars (monosaccharides), disaccharides and polysaccharides. In terms of the human bioavailability of carbohydrates is divided into: digestabe, those which are digested in the gastrointestinal tract by transferring energy to the tissues or cells (such as starch, fructose) and indigestable, resistant to digestive enzymes (e.g. cellulose) . Affects blood glucose levels (glycemic index) and the metabolism of insulin (insulin index). The greatest demand for carbohydrates occurs before physical activity or in the middle of it, because they increase the exercise capacity, consumed after exercise provide regeneration. In the sports diet the absorption rate it is important of carbohydrates and reactions of the organism. Available in mono-preparation supplements and part of the energetic supplements, creatine stacks, nitrogen boosters.
Dosage: according to the statistics of the Institute of Food and Nutrition, carbohydrates should comprise about 50% of daily energy intake. In some diets, used residual carbohydrate consumption, not exceeding 30g / 24h.
Proteins (proteins, polypeptides) is a polymer, of which the basic units (monomers) are amino acids. Protein is composed of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and sulfur, and is an elementary nutrient necessary for the proper functioning of the body, an ingredient and a component of tissues, part of the hormones and enzymes and other bioactive substances. Protein determines the proper metabolism and energy processes, as well as all other life processes. The sources of natural proteins are foods of animal origin (including meat, fish, eggs, dairy products) and plant origin (legumes, soy). Deficiency of protein leads to protein malnutrition and a significant weakening of the body. It can lead to anaemia, reduced immunity, muscle relaxation, disorders of the digestive system. Also, overdose protein is undesirable because it can lead to acidification of the body, and interfere with the digestive system and an increase in the concentration of homocysteine in the blood. It is a component of many supplements and nutrients necessary for the proper functioning of the body, both showing a low physical activity, or training the strength and endurance competitions.
Dosage: strength athletes: approx. 1.7 - 2.5 g / 1 kg of body weight; endurance athletes and strength -endurance athletes approx. 1.3 - 2 g / 1 kg of body weight, people with low activity approx. 0.8 - 1.1 g / 1 kg of body weight / 24h. In estimating the amount of protein, you should take into account the intake of other nutrients (carbohydrates and fats)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid – vitamin C. Its biologically active form is the L-isomer, which negatively rotates the polarised light, so that it is a dextroisomer (laevorotatory vitamin C does not exist). It is a strong antioxidant; it reduces the amounts of free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, a factor leading to cell apoptosis, which is why it is indicated to be a cause for premature ageing.
It supports the immune system functions and increases body system immunity. It is an essential element of the collagen synthesis path, which is why it positively affects the condition of connective tissue. Hence, it promotes also wound healing and increases the durability of capillary vessel. It is involved in transformations of tyrosine and carnitine as well as of some nutrients, so that it affects metabolism. It can also have an impact on the nervous system functions, as it reduces mental fatigue.
Higher supply of vitamin C is especially recommended in the periods of more intensive body system burden, after infections and in order to accelerate regeneration. The indications for increased supply of the vitamin are also hard physical work or intensive trainings.
Vitamin B3 (vitamin PP, niacin, nicotinic acid, nicotinamide) is niacinamide niacin. It is used in interaction with vitamins B1, B2 and B6 in the synthesis of hormones during lactation. It provides proper functioning of the brain and nervous system. It is helpful in inflammatory conditions of the skin. Required for synthesis of sex hormone, estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and insulin. It does not lose its properties in the manufacturing and storage. The source of acquiring vitamins PP are both products of animal origin (the lean meat, eggs, fish) and vegetable origin (dates, figs, hazelnuts, plums).
Dosage: 2-12 mg / day for children, 14 mg / day for women, 16 mg / day for men and 17-18 mg / day for pregnant or nursing women.
Sodium is an important component of the intracellular fluids, and is a regulator of acid-base balance. Along with potassium affects the proper of growth and provides the proper functioning of muscles and nerves. The source of acquisition is table salt (NaCl) and bladderwrack, shellfish, bacon, beef, and of plant beets and carrots. People on salt-free diet should avoid, among others, spicy sauces and smoked meats and sausages.
Sodium deficiency is very rare, at heaving sweating after a long effort (e.g. in the marathon).
Excess sodium increases blood pressure (especially for the elderly), edema and increased thirst. Exceeding the daily dose of 14g a day can cause poisoning.
Collagen is a major component that builds connective tissue (tendons, ligaments cartilage, bone, and blood vessels) from the group of fibrous proteins (i.e. scleroprotein), representing a quarter of the content of protein in the body. It is composed of amino acids (glycine, hydroxylysine, hydroxyproline and proline). Distinguished are eight types of collagen located in different parts of the human body. The source of the acquisition is gelatin (a component of the connective tissue of animal origin). It occurs most frequently in the form of processed collagen hydrolyzate characterized by a high and a good absorbency of amino acids. Recommended in sports supplementation and physically active people, as well as during convalescence after injuries and certain diseases. Available as mono-preparation supplement or of multi-compound supplement (usually also containing chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and ascorbic acid).
Dosage: 10-20 g per day.
Vitis vinifera (grape vine), a rich source of active substances. Food and medicinal raw material are the leaves (Folium Vitis veniferae) and fruit (Fructus Vitis veniferae). The leaves are a source of obtaining anthocyanins, flavonoids (quercetin), tannins, pectin, triterpenes and vitamins. The fruits have sugars, cellulose, enzymes, flavonoids, tannins, organic acids, pectins, minerals (cobalt, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron), vitamins (C, B1, B2, B6, B12 and PP, M [Folic Acid] ). Preparations from the leaves of grape are diuretics, detoxifying, anti-bleeding and anticoagulation, accelerate healing of ulcers and wounds). Decoctions of the leaves are used topically for bathing skin, wounds. Fruits, in addition to the nutritional properties (when consumed fresh) have a strengthening effect, a diuretic, affect the lipid level, regulate blood pressure, hematopoetic, anti-anaemia, affect the acid-base balance. The dried fruit (raisins) are nourishing and slightly laxative. Wines produced from the vine, both white (a diuretic and is used in diseases of the kidneys), and red (used to treat diseases of the digestive tract). Grape wine eliminates E. coli and vibrio cholerae. In the supplementation leaves are used less frequently than the fruit skin and seeds of grapes (which are the source of powerful antioxidants, including resveratrol). Extract of Vitis vinifera is a component of dietary supplements with variety of applications, available at the www.muscle-zone.pl
Silicon, right behind oxygen, is the second richest element in nature and the third the most abundantly occurring trace element in the organism. Despite such frequent occurrence of silicon in nature, its health properties are very often ignored.
Precise, biochemical or physiological functions of silicon are unfortunately unknown, however, the interest in potential pro-health effects of this element is increasing. It was noted in literature that this element may have influence on the proper structure of nails, hair and skin, the synthesis of collagen, bone mineralization, strengthening of the vascular system and it may be engaged in the efficiency of the immune system.
When it comes to skin, the ability of silicon to activate hydroxyl enzymes and optimize the synthesis of collagen is very important, which consequently positively influences firmness and elasticity of skin and supports would healing. The benefits resulting from the increased content of silicon in hair are i.a. reduction of hair loss and the improvement of its gloss.
You will find in our offer silicon i.a. in the form of stabilized silicic acid which is considered active and one of the best assimilable forms. Supplementation with this element is recommended especially to people who are dealing with osteoarticular problems. It will also work well in case of skin problems, excessive hair loss and weak nails.
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