Bone is composed of inorganic substances such as calcium, and organic proteins including collagen. Collagen is the predominant organic protein in bones, making up approximately 30% of bone composition. Collagen adds quality and stability to bones, as collagen molecules are the network to which essential minerals come to settle – forming the bone structure. The perpetual building and rebuilding of the bones’ structure determines the bone density and bone metabolism of each individual. As we age, bone density and strength become important factors for maintaining optimal health.
Decreased bone density and deterioration of bone microarchitecture, increase bone fragility and susceptibility to bone fractures. The most common fractures are of the wrist, spine, shoulder and hip. Stimulating the osteoblasts, the cells responsible for bone formulation, to build new bone may help restore bone density loss.
The two key di-peptides found in Wellnex collagen peptides, hydroxyproline-proline (Hyp-Pro)and hydroxyproline-glycine (Hyp-Gly) can induce the differentiation of osteoblasts, specialized cells which are associated with increased bone density. In clinical trials, Wellnex collagen peptide supplementation increased bone density and increased femur strength in mice.
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