Collagen peptides are short chains of amino acids that are derived from collagen. Collagen is a protein that is found in the connective tissue of animals, including humans.
It is the most abundant protein in the human body and is a key component of skin, bones, tendons, and other tissues.
Collagen peptides and hydrolysis
Collagen peptides are created through a process called hydrolysis, in which collagen is broken down into smaller chains of amino acids. This process makes the collagen more easily digestible and allows the body to absorb and use it.
Collagen peptides are often used as a dietary supplement to support healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints.*
Collagen peptides are typically found in powdered form that can be added to foods and beverages. They are generally flavorless and odorless, so they can be easily incorporated into a variety of dishes and drinks such as coffee or tea. Some people also take hydrolyzed collagen peptides in capsule form as a dietary supplement or in a liquid format. You can also find collagen in bone broth.
Collagen peptides are typically derived from animal sources, such as cow or fish, skin, and connective tissue. These sources are typically considered to be high-quality sources of collagen, as they contain a high concentration of the specific types of collagen that are found in the human body.