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What are the ingredients in pure-col?
Each Capsule Contains 400mg of 100% pure hydrolised type II Grade collagen.
Why should I choose pure-col capsules instead of any other Collagen capsules?
We use a patented process that sets it apart from anything else on the market. This makes pure-col product 6 times more potent. The process we use lets the body absorb 90% as opposed to 15% with most other collagen capsules.
Most capsules are made from ‘Bovine’ collagen which is the most potent and closest type to our own – however, the normal way to extract collagen is to remove it from the hide and check it for purity. It is then dried added to a buffer and put in capsules.
We take the collagen and under pharmaceutically sterile conditions nourish the amino acid chains in the collagen so they start to grow. This process takes 2 to 3 months, and when the amino acid chain is as near as can be to our own it is readily absorbed into the body giving over 90% absorbency.
What is Collagen?
“Collagen is one of the purest proteins available for the food and pharmaceutical industry. Gelatine is a natural product; its legal status is as a foodstuff and not an additive. It carries no E-number. Edible Gelatine has the following composition:- 84-90% protein, 8-12% water and 2-4% mineral salts.
Gelatine contains a number of amino acids including histidine, lysine, leucine, tryptophan, valine, phenylalanine, methionine, threonine, and isoleucine.
Collagen is a fibrous protein component of mammalian connective tissue making up almost one third of the total body protein. There are around 20 different types of collagen found in our bodies, each one encoded by a specific gene.
In a comprehensive range of clinical studies, it has been shown that collagen-hydrolysates exert a positive influence on degenerative joint disease. It has also been shown that they have a prophylactic effect in preventing damage to joints, ligaments and tendons.
In 1998, a small Nabisco Company sponsored study at Indiana’s Ball State University found that gelatin supplements helped to keep the joints of athletes more flexible and could even help to lessen pain.
Studies have also shown that Gelatine Hydrolysate can be successfully used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, by joint pain reducing and the patient experiencing a substantially increased feeling of well-being.
Collagen is the most abundant tissue in the body, connective tissue acts as a cementing substance between cells. It helps support and protect blood vessels, bones, joints, organs and muscles and forms a sizeable proportion of skin, tendons, the cornea of the eye, ligaments, cartilage, teeth and bone.
Collagen forms a protective barrier and promotes healing wounds, fractures and bruises.”
What is Arthritis and what causes it?
The forms of arthritis that most of us are familiar with are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is usually caused by overuse, abuse, and injury. It is by far the most common form of arthritis.
Some experts believe that merely the aging process, and so many years of gravity working on the weight-bearing joints, is a major contributor to this type of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is not considered an autoimmune disorder, like rheumatoid arthritis is, in which the body attacks itself as it would a foreign invader.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most well known of the autoimmune types of arthritis. In the case of RA, the cartilage in the joints is attacked. Though many sufferers notice that the problem gradually gets worse over the years (as they would for osteoarthritis), many experience a sudden ‘flare-up’ after a particular illness, often times a viral infection
Why does cartilage fail?
Repeated stress to a joint can weaken or damage cartilage, leading to discomfort and reduced mobility. Cartilage repairs itself very slowly, due to poor nutrient supply and the fact that joints are seldom given the time to rest.
The abnormal buildup of free radicals from many causes, including diet, inflammation and infection, triggers release of excess enzymes that break cartilage down, and inhibits production of proteoglycans and chondroitin sulfate.
What is cartilage?
Cartilage has two key structural components; very strong collagen fibers which are made of protein, and a reinforced gel, which is made of proteoglycans (actually chondroitin sulfate molecules) which weave through the collagen fibers in every direction, and water, which fills up the space in between.
The collagen and the proteoglycans are manufactured by cells called chondrocytes (which also contain chondroitin sulfate) scattered about the cartilage matrix, they also dispose of worn out collagen and proteoglycans. Free-floating chondroitin sulfate, with its sulfur atoms, grab nutrients for the chondrocytes.
Since cartilage does not have a network of blood vessels to bring in oxygen and nutrients and carry away waste products, it depends on the steady ebb and flow of fluid for nourishment and cleansing.
What are Chondroitin sulfates?
Chondroitin sulfates are long molecular chains that have a negative electrical charge and are composed of sugar units that very effectively attract and capture fluid giving cartilage it’s sponge-like quality. Without enough chondroitin sulfate, cartilage integrity seriously declines.
Chondroitin sulfate production declines with age, is disrupted by stress or injury, and is also inhibited by the very anti-inflammatory and corticosteroid drugs often prescribed for arthritis.
What does Glucosamine do?
Glucosamine sulfate makes up 50% of hyaluronic acid, which is the “base” of the proteoglycans (chondroitin sulfate molecules), and also is a key factor in stimulating the chondrocytes to produce new collagen, proteoglycans and chondroitin sulfate to replace the old. A deficiency of glucosamine can reduce the rate of production of these important macromolecules thereby leading to specific tissue weakness.
The tissues containing these glucosamine macromolecules include tendons and ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluid, mucus membranes, several structures in the eye, blood vessels, and heart valves. Glucosamine helps to reduce pain and improve joint function in those afflicted with osteoarthritis.
It has also been shown to inhibit at least two of the enzymes that degrade cartilage and has certain anti reactive properties.
Should I use if I’m pregnant?
No, do not use Pure-Col Collagen while you are pregnant or lactating
Who should not take Pure-Col Collagen?
People taking Warfarin. Seek medical advice if unsure.
How do I take Pure-Col?
Take 3 capsules per day just before retiring for the night, it is important to drink at least 1-2 litres of water per day for full hydration. It is recommended to take a 3-month course.
(Once you have taken this amount for 1 week it is possible to take 3 at night and 3 on rising for 1 month. This will give your skin a boost.) If you want to promote muscle growth you may take 3 tablets ½ hour before exercising.
When taking in the evening the longer you can go without food before retiring the better for your results, it must be at least 1 hour.
Pure-Col must be taken on an empty stomach, As a general rule this should be 3 hours after a meal, 2 hours after a light meal eg a salad and 1 hour after alcohol or fruit juice. The reason for this is that if there is any digestion occurring when the collagen enters your stomach it will be broken down by the stomach acids and not absorbed fully.
You may also apply the collagen to the skin for incredible results. Mix 1 to 2 capsules with a cream or aloe vera gel and apply to the skin for up to 20 minutes depending upon your skin type. Rinse and apply moisturiser as per normal. Repeat 2 – 3 times per week.
How Do I Order Pure Col?
You can order pure col online, over the phone or by post, just click here to go to the order page