What is Collagen Tripeptide?
Collagen is the most abundant form of natural protein found in the body, which plays a vital role in the growth, health and maintenance of skin, bones, cartridge, teeth, nail, hair, ligament and blood vessels.
Hydrolyzed marine collagen or also known as collagen peptides (CP) used to be considered as a superior form of collagen. But this is no longer the case with the introduction of Collagen Tripeptides.
Collagen Tripeptide (CTP) is a minimum unit of collagen consisting of 3 amino acids. Collagen tripeptide (CTP) is a collagen hydrolysate containing a high concentration of tripeptides with a Gly-X-Y sequence, such as Gly-Pro-Hyp.
Collagen-derived small peptides like Gly-Pro-Hyp (GPH) and Pro-Hyp (PH), play a role in various physiological functions. GPH and PH peptides present in collagen tripeptide (CTP) are highly bioavailable.
Collagen peptides have a molecular weight of around 2000 to 5000 dalton and were once considered to be easily absorbable. Collagen Tripeptides (CTP) on the other hand, has a molecular weight of around 300 to 500 dalton.
The Tripeptide Advantage
Collagen Tripeptides (CTP), differs from conventional collagen peptides as it is absorbed by the intestinal tract directly. In short, CTP has a VIP lane into the bloodstream without requiring extra digestion as other collagen peptides do. Clinical trial as shown major changes in skin texture, moisture and wrinkling at just 1,000 mg per day.
What is more surprising, CTP has an innovative characteristic that is to be absorbed by collagen-affiliated organs such as the skin, bones, cartilages, and tendons preferentially. Moreover, it has been confirmed various functions of CTP such as activating the body’s ability to produce new collagen and hyaluronic acid, making bones and tendons stronger, and so on.
CTP is a completely novel ingredient as compared to conventional hydrolyzed collagen. Many commercially available hydrolyzed collagen require doses between 2.5-10g/day, but offer negligible quantities of bioavailable Bi- and tripeptides like GPH and PH. GPH and PH present in CTP are the smallest absorbable units of collagen. Even when CTP is consumed in a much smaller amount, CTP provides greater potential for restorative functions to our skin, joints, bones, cartilages, and tendons.
Collagen Tripeptide developed by Amicogen, Inc (Korea) has an average molecular weight 500Da. It also contains GPH which absorbs quickly within 30 minutes in the body when it is ingested.
Benefits of CTP:
- Highly bioavailable, digestible and soluble.
- More effective than conventional hydrolyzed collagen peptides.
- Absorbs within 30 minutes in the body.
- Incorporated into connective tissue preferentially (skin, cartilage, bones, hair, etc.. )
- Supports smooth skin, thick hair, strong nails.
- Strengthens bones by promoting bone calcification and increasing bone density.
- Repairs and maintains joints by promoting synthesis of Type II collagen and hyaluronic acid.
OPITAC™ Torula Yeast Extract
OPITAC™ Torula Yeast Extract consists of 98% glutathione – a tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, and naturally produced by the body. OPITAC™ is the world’s only glutathione that has been notified to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as GRAS (the indication of safety as a food ingredient).
OPITAC™ is derived from torula yeast (candida utilis) as a product of its natural fermentation process and it is also approved by the U.S. FDA as edible yeast.
Beauty From Within
OPITAC™ high concentration of glutathione is clinically proven to make skin brighter, lighter, and generally improve its appearance. OPITAC™ inhibits the activity of tyrosinase, in turn, suppressing the development of eumelanin. At the same time, it disrupts the synthesis pathway of pheomelanin. This enhances protection against UV damage provided by topical skin care products (supplements and cosmetics) and reduces the appearance of dark areas.
OPITAC™ makes skin appear healthier & suppler, by accelerating the production of type I collagen. Unlike other, topical treatments, the mechanisms of those with OPITAC™ work at the molecular level, neutralizing free radicals in the system, scavenging heavy metals, and defending against environmental pollution.
Sea Buckthorn – The Complete Vegan Omega 3-6-7-9 Balance
Sea buckthorn or Seaberry, known as “holy fruit” in Tibet, is found in centuries-old medicinal texts in Tibet and China. Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, the berries and leaves are chock full of vitamins C, E, and B, beta carotene, citric acid and malic acid. A couple of compounds that are of special interest are anthocyanins (antioxidants in nature) and palmitoleic acid (a component found in skin lipids).
Rich in Nutrients
Sea buckthorn is rich in various vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds. Its berries boast potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. They also contain good amounts of folate, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E. More than half of the fat found in sea buckthorn oil is mono- and polyunsaturated fat, which are two types of healthy fats.
Sea Buckthorn For Healthy Skin & Hair
Sea buckthorn is particularly coveted for protecting and revitalizing skin. They do this by boosting collagen levels in the skin, reducing inflammation caused by UV exposure and sun damage, help alleviate skin dryness and help heal from burns, frostbite and bedsores. Rich in omega-3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids, sea buckthorn can help boost the elasticity of the skin – keeping early signs of aging at bay. Consumption of sea buckthorn fruit has also been known to rid your system of toxins and help maintain the integrity of your skin. When used topically, sea buckthorn can work as a strong hydrating agent for dry skin.
Sea buckthorn has shown effectiveness in making hair healthier, both in appearance and alleviating certain issues. It also helps restore elasticity, which is necessary to give your hair body, bounce and curl retention. It also helps make rough and coarse hair textures smoother and more manageable. The presence of folates and biotin also contribute to stronger hair follicles, thus inhibiting hair loss and shedding to a considerable extent. The oxidative effect of this remedy can help reverse aging signs in your mane, delaying graying of hair and loss of texture.
Benefits of OMEGIA®
- Supports healthy skin hydration/elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Supports healthy vaginal tissue/moisture
- Reduce symptoms of menopause
- Helps alleviates dry eyes
- Helps alleviates dry mouth
- Promotes heart health
- Boost immune system
Omegia® is a unique standardized formula consisting of organic sea buckthorn fruit and seed oil. It has a balanced ratio of all the unsaturated fatty acids: Omega-3, 6, 7, 9.