Bone is composed of inorganic substances such as hydroxyapatite and organic proteins. Collagen is the main organic protein in bones, making up about 30% of the bone’s composition. It also adds quality, as collagen molecules are the network to which other metals come to settle in order to form the bone structure. The perpetual building and rebuilding of the bones’ structure determines the bone density of each individual. As we age, bone density and strength become important issues to 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, in theory leading to increased bone density. In clinical trials, Wellnex Collagen Peptides increased bone density and increased femur strength in mice.
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