The second form of Super Collagen, I&III plus C, is named for its vitamin C-supplemented formula. The science behind collagen utilization is in its healing properties. Collagen is a very pliable, structurally important protein that exists naturally in most mammals and makes up 25% to 35% of the protein concentration of the entire body. It is a very strong substance that is classified into five different categories.
Collagen I is found in skin, tendons, and the vascular system. Collagen II is a primary component of cartilage. The third category of collagen is reticular, and it often found alongsidecollagen I. Collagen IV is used as a building block for the structural aspects of cells, andcollagen V is also cell related but tends to be utilized for superficial cellular purposes.
Manufactured and sold as a powder, a single serving scoop is mixed with 6 to 8 ounces (about 177 to 237 ml) of water to make the recommended dosage for Super Collagen. It is not recommended to add milk or other supplements to the mixture as this may interfere with proper absorption. Doses may also be increased if desired, and no side effects to date have been documented regarding the use of this product.
One serving of Super Collagen contains 22 calories. No fat or cholesterol is present in SuperCollagen; however, sodium and vitamin C are present in abundance. Several amino acids are also present. This product does not require a prescription and may be found in nutritional stores and on websites.